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February 2010 Blog Posts (6)

It's very easy to focus on the bank you submitted your loan request to but if you want to be successful in getting your loan approved start with the person sitting across the desk. In any presentatio…

It's very easy to focus on the bank you submitted your loan request to

but if you want to be successful in getting your loan approved start

with the person sitting across the desk. In any presentation I do on

obtaining financing I always recommend that you put yourself in the

shoes of the banker and make it easy for him or her to say yes.



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Added by Michael Bowers on February 26, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Estate Taxes are Gone! Or Are They?

As the owner of a privately-held business, you need to do your best to protect your wealth from many factors – one of which is the onerous Federal (and State) estate taxes. Interestingly, the Federal Estate tax has – temporarily – gone away.



The Unthinkable Has Occurred – Estate Taxes are [Temporarily] Gone



Nine (9) years ago, former President George W. Bush passed a sweeping tax reform which included a provision that would incrementally increase the ‘unified credit’ or… Continue

Added by Edward J. Lukco on February 24, 2010 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Listening To and Engaging Customers

The statistic about the percentage of new businesses that fail within

the first three years of birth is simply appalling. There are obviously

dozens of reasons for why businesses fail, some within the business

owner's control while others outside their sphere of influence. All

businesses within a given market are faced with the same external

factors so what can a business owner do with what's within their

control to increase the business's chance of success versus… Continue

Added by Robert Bolongaita on February 17, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

What Is Really Involved In Starting A Business?

I've spent the past few days working in a DACUM process to help develop curriculum for the entrepreneurship degree at Columbus State and it got me thinking...What are the pieces of creating a business? In the DACUM process you set up "duties" which are the key pieces then set a series of "tasks" for each duty. Click this…

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Added by Michael Bowers on February 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Economist Check



One of the biggest economic problems of the last 30 years is the overall wage decrease for the majority of American workers, and also more workers globally. Many would say that they have increased – and in a limited sense, they have – but here's the problem: Wages have increased in currency amounts, but not relative to buying power.… Continue

Added by HarryS on February 10, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments

Increasing Your Search Engine Ranking

Trying to increase your search engine ranking is not the easiest thing to do if you don't know where to start. The methods used today to increase your search engine rankings may seem like rocket science to you, so you probably have avoided dealing with this issue. I am here to tell you - the time has come to face your website! A high search engine ranking for your website is so essential that if you have the slightest desire to actually succeed in your business, there is no way you can continue… Continue

Added by Jonathan Scott on February 8, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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