Small Business Corner

The Importance Of A Profitable Business Model And Creative Financing For Your Broker Office

August 10, 2015
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Entrepreneur

Continuing The Year Of The Broker Discussion, I wanted to touch on another aspect that isn’t discussed too often in our space (Independent Broker or Independent Agent space), and that’s the importance of creating a profitable business model and rounding up creative debt financing for our Office. I believe it was the Roman Playwright, Plautus, […]

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Is Fine Dining Dying?

January 20, 2014
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fine dining

Some industry insiders are predicting that the age of fine dining and haute cuisine is on its way out the door. From my experience, I don’t think that’s an entirely inaccurate call. There are certain elements of true fine dining that are slowly fading away. Fine dining indicates a certain amount of pomp, not just […]

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Coming Back to Business

January 20, 2014
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2014

Vacations are great. I just spent the last two and a half weeks in Oklahoma City. I visited my folks, rode our horses, stacked hay, and spent time with my nephews and sister-in-law. I worked most every day from my phone and computer. But instead of being in the office, I worked while I was […]

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How Will Obamacare Affect Small Businesses?

December 12, 2013
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obamacareahead2

It’s one thing to assume how small businesses feel about Obamacare and another to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. New York-based funding provider Merchant Cash and Capital surveyed their clients and this is what they learned: Nearly one third of respondents believe the Act will increase operational expenses. 40 percent aren’t sure how […]

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Backups O’Plenty: How to Start Backing Up

December 9, 2013
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backing up

Nothing comforts me more business wise than being prepared for every eventuality. That is all things relating to the office, which is primarily my domain in the company. While I haven’t completely solved this concern, and truthfully, there are events that are out of my control, for the most part I can rest easy knowing […]

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Can An Increase In Cosmetic Surgery Open New Markets For You?

November 13, 2013
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cosmetic surgery

As reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgical procedures have increased more than 3 percent in the past year, with approximately 1.7 million procedures performed in 2012*. This may not appear to be a drastic rise, but considering that in the past 16 years the number of cosmetic procedures for women […]

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Every Small Business Should Backup

November 6, 2013
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backup

Nothing comforts me more business wise than being prepared for every eventuality. That is all things relating to the office, which is primarily my domain in the company. While I haven’t completely solved this concern, and truthfully, there are events that are out of my control, for the most part I can rest easy knowing […]

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Five Ways to Discredit Your Own Small Business

October 6, 2013
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oops

People tend not to buy from your small business unless they believe it is in their own best interest to do. The central question a customer asks when making a buying decision usually boils down to “Why should I buy from you?” While the specifics may vary, unless your prospect provides an answer that takes […]

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Spouses as Business Partners?

September 11, 2013
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working couple

I have heard and read that money is the most divisive problem between couples. In my opinion, working with your spouse rivals money. Of course, dealing with money is part of business, but working together also includes the root of the majority of all conflicts… differing personalities. If your spouse and you decide to work […]

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Business Conversations With Myself

September 1, 2013
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learning button

I read books about business all the time. I read about women in business, business etiquette, the ABCs of success, etc. All the reading in the world, however, cannot prepare a person for the actual act of conducting and operating a business. There are also very few mentors left that are willing to guide and […]

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