Tag Archive: business growth

The Perils of Growth

by | May 28, 2013

Blog written by David Lightfoot, B2B CFO Virtually every business plan is based on growth. I’ve never seen one that projects a static level of sales or a decrease. And often, too often, growth is seen as the savior; the thing that will deliver the company to financial bliss. As Ron Kranz says, “Be careful... View Article

So You Say You Want To Grow

by | May 17, 2013

Blog written by Ron Kranz, Beyond The Benchmark The business owners I work with tell me they want to grow their businesses. Grow what? Revenue of course! Be careful what you wish for. When the top line grows, the cost of goods and operating expenses typically grow too – sometimes at a faster rate. When... View Article

Growing Revenues

by | April 16, 2013

Blog written by Managing Attorney, Michelle Bomberger At Equinox, we are seeing clients with much more optimism about business growth.  They are taking action to proactively find and jump onto growth opportunities.  A common way to doing so is hiring a sales representative.  Anyone doing this for the first time thinks, “How hard can it... View Article

Doing Business Across State Lines

by | June 4, 2012

When a company plans to expand its services into another state, a number of key legal considerations must be reviewed.  Below is a summary of some of the critical steps that must be undertaken by the company as it expands. Business Structure.  All entities doing business in the state must register with the state.  Corporate... View Article

TAX UPDATE: WRAP UP

by | January 30, 2012

Our Equinox Focus Event last week “Tax Update: What You Need to Know for 2012 (and 2011, too)!”  was quite a success with raves from our participants.   I wanted to share some of my key takeaways from the program. –  Pre-Opening Costs.  For folks starting or launching a business, certain pre-opening costs are tax deductible.  In... View Article

Feeling overwhelmed? Need to reduce risks… have too many big issues in front of you?…. Do something! You’ll feel better

by | July 12, 2011

Today’s guest blog comes from Dave Shapiro, a group leader at Excell CEO.  Dave mentors CEOs and business owners throughout the Puget Sound and West Coast to help them gain clarity about what is holding their company back and what will propel it to even greater heights. —————————————— One of the toughest issues to face is uncertainty…... View Article

Hiring and Promoting the Best People that Fit into Your Organization

by | June 21, 2011

Our guest blog post is from Bert Holeton, President of The Mastermind Group (www.the-mastermind-group.com).  ————————– When it comes to choosing the right individual to join your organization, or the right individual to promote into a key position, or the right combination of individuals to form a team – it’s all about performance and fit. To... View Article

Enhancements to SBA Lending for Small Businesses

by | November 9, 2010

Our guest blogger this week is Lisa Forrest, VP of SBA Lending at Union Bank.  Lisa brings over 22 years of SBA Lending experience and shares recent enhancements to SBA lending programs for small businesses. ————————————– Exciting News for the SBA 504 Loan Program.  When President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Bill (HR... View Article

Marketing: The Key Differentiator

by | October 29, 2010

Josh Anderson of One-Into-Many is our guest blogger this week.  He offers a great summary of our Equinox Focus topic “Reconceptualizing Your Business.”   Josh is also a founding member of the Advantage Consortium. ————————– Everyone is fighting to differentiate themselves in the market. A market that has become commodity oriented. They are asking for more value... View Article