Every Small Business Should Backup

November 6, 2013
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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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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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Google Penguin 2.1 Takes Swing at Merchant Cash Advance Industry

October 5, 2013
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If you noticed a shuffle in search rankings for industry keywords last night, it’s because Google unleashed Penguin 2.1. Penguin 2.1 launching today. Affects ~1% of searches to a noticeable degree. More info on Penguin: — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) October 4, 2013 Penguin focuses on spammy or purchased backlinks so if you did one […]

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Split Funding is Here to Stay

August 21, 2013
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I’ll say it for the hundredth¹ time, the advantage of split-funding is the ability to collect payments back from a small business that has traditionally had average, weak, or poor cash flow. Let’s put that into perspective. There is a distinct difference between a working business with poor cash flow and a failing business. A […]

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When Merchant Cash Advance isn’t the Right Fit

August 12, 2013
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“I know you do a million in gross sales monthly but since you process only $5,000 in credit cards, we can only approve you for $7,000.” Before ACH repayment became mainstream, the MCA industry was incredibly restrained in its ability to help businesses. A merchant seeking a half million dollars with the cash flow and […]

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Company Owners are Employees Too

August 9, 2013
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Being a company owner is a fantastic achievement. It’s gratifying and rewarding, but it is also a slippery slope. Not a one of us is exempt from becoming a liability to our companies. The only way to prevent this is to hold on to our humility and live it every day. Hubris. The dictionary defines […]

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Consistency is the key to success

August 4, 2013
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How many times have you had your socks knocked off at your first visit to a new restaurant only to return the second time and be devastatingly disappointed? If you say never, then you are lying. Okay, maybe it takes two or three times, but eventually, there it is, the crab dip with a little […]

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Is Your Small Business Due for an Alignment?

July 25, 2013
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Have you ever driven a vehicle when the tires weren’t properly aligned? If you have you probably know what it’s like for your car to want to make a left hand turn on its own or been slightly embarrassed as your vehicle wobbled down the highway during your morning commute. When things (including tires) are […]

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Raising The Tipped Minimum Wage

July 6, 2013
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I recently watched an interview with the author of a book, the objective of which was the defense of the argument to raise the tipped minimum wage. The tipped minimum wage is the hourly wage earned by servers in the food industry and has remained the same for more than twenty years at $ 2.13. […]

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Business Referrals: Two Birds with One Stone

June 21, 2013
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About 60% of all referrals to your business will result in a sale. It costs less (5 to 10 times less) to retain a customer than find a new one. Both of these statements are true. While the statistics may vary, you will close more sales on prospects that have been referred to you than […]

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