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Michael Bowers's Blog – October 2008 Archive (4)

The Trip To Buyout

OK it's been a month or so since the "Financial Crisis" became part of our vocabulary. Since then the stock market has gyrated wildly, large banks and investment houses have either failed or were bought out and the federal government passed it's $700 billion "Bailout Plan". On October 24, 2008 PNC Financial Services Group Inc., announced it would buy Cleveland-based National City Corp. PNC will receive more than $7 billion from Treasury, bolstering its ability to complete the $5.08 billion deal… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on October 31, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Twitter for Business

As most of you know I am a big fan of Twitter. I use it for most of my local news, for information on the election, event announcements, business connections and for links to informational blogs and articles. Twitter gives me all of this in under 140 characters.



If you are not familiar with Twitter I recommend you check it out. Be very careful as it is very addicting. Twitter is a very simple yet powerful application that can connect you with people… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on October 7, 2008 at 7:33am — No Comments

So Now What?

Can we all agree that there are a few challenges with the economy these days? What does this all mean if you are in a small business now? What if you are thinking of starting a small business? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? A lot of questions not to many clear cut answers. Here is what we are seeing at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).



Credit is tight. You've been hearing that on the news but what does it mean? Banks are still making… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on October 6, 2008 at 4:39pm — No Comments

5 Legal Tips To Save Startups Money & Headaches

Here is a post I was turned on to by Patrick Murphy of Brand Thunder. "5 Legal Tips To Save Startups Money & Headaches" is focused on technology businesses and businesses with protectable IP. Click here to read the post.

Added by Michael Bowers on October 6, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

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