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Ami Kassar

Securing Funding For Your Small Business

Busting the 3 Biggest Myths about the Small Business Administration  By Ami Kassar Given that politics are always a hot topic, you’ve likely heard plenty from both political parties about how government at all levels simply doesn’t work. That’s not a new complaint, and just about everyone can share a story about some government nightmare […]

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Patrick Ungashick

Business Valuations: Three Situations When You Might Not Need One

By Patrick Ungashick Business valuations are an important tool for owners and leaders of privately-held companies. For example, if you are doing sophisticated tax planning, buying-out a business partner, or if an owner is going through a marital divorce, then a valuation may be highly prudent—if not legally required. However, business owners and leaders should […]

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Jill Johnson

Understand the Impact of Your Profit Per Sale

Make Sure You’re Dedicating Your Resources to the Right Clients By Jill J. Johnson, MBA Few enterprises truly understand the actual profits generated by the individual sales they make. Most metrics for sales effectiveness are monitored by reviewing top line revenue results. Yet the most critical determinant of on-going business viability is to understand what […]

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Josh Luke

Controlling Corporate Healthcare Costs

5 Simple Steps to Reduce Costs and Improve Care By Dr. Josh Luke After working on his own as an independent healthcare insurance broker for several years, Ryan recently took a job with a bigger brokerage. When he broke the news to his wife that the company he joined did not offer a traditional PPO […]

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Kevin Coughlin

Good Profits versus Bad Profits

What’s the True Cost of Only Focusing on the Bottom Line? By Dr. Kevin Coughlin Is there really such a thing as bad profits? With business getting larger and more powerful, and investors feeling and expecting ever-greater ROI, wouldn’t that imply that all profits are good? It is an important question to ask. Bad profits […]

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Chuck Gallagher

Fraud: Every Business is at Risk

By Chuck Gallagher At first, when his wife said that Sargent Willis was on the phone and had some questions, Reverend Bobby thought he might have run a red light and was caught by a traffic cam. Sadly, the actual problem was much graver. The police officer began to question him about Sue Hardy, the […]

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John Tschohl

Don’t Loosen that Grip: Resist the Urge to Relax Financial Controls

By John Tschohl The economy is improving, bringing with it a sense of optimism. That optimism, however, can be dangerous. All too often, it brings with it a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and loosen your grip on the financial reins. While it might be human nature to relax when things get better, […]

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Steve Richerson

Three Market Trends That Will Affect Your Bottom Line

By Steve Richerson Global trends are like a river. Sometimes they are powerful, sometimes they are weak and sometimes they’re so mellow your business can glide along them like a leisurely, summer afternoon pontoon boat ride. Right now there are three big and scary trends that are not going to be a leisurely pontoon business […]