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Investing in Your Community Will Boost Your Sales

No business operates in a vacuum. No matter where you are based, your company is part of the local community — and it can easily be part of other communities, both online and off. It's tempting not to worry too much about the community, of…

Stop Replaying...

Stop Replaying... It doesn't change anything Have you ever gone to a movie that was so bad that you either got up and walked out... or wished that you had? Most of us have had this experience. Let me ask you a simple but very important…

Because that's the way we've always done it!

There’s an old story about a man who is watching his wife make pot roast for dinner. As he’s watching, his wife prepares the meat and then just before she puts it into the pot for roasting, she cuts off both ends of the meat. The husband…
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Business Credit

Since Business Credit Is Highly Unregulated Most Companies and Business Owners Are Unaware of How Important It Is Tracy Becker, FICO Pro CEO & President of Credit Restoration and Education at North Shore Advisory, Inc. Personal credit…

Learn From Famous People Who Failed at First

Think about it: Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and Dr. Seuss have something in common. Famous People Who Failed at First We are all creatures of habit. Everyone has a routine that keeps us in our comfort zone both in our personal and professional…
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5 ways to get a prospect to return your phone call

1. Keep it simple and make it direct. Don’t beat around the bush. If you want the customer to call you, ask them to do it and make sure there is a compelling reason for them to do so. 2. Give the prospect information they will value…
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Banks vs. Independents

Although we have rates and terms very similar to their banks, many times our customer decides to use their bank as it is easier and they already have a line and relationship established with them. Really can't argue with that too much as…
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Section 179 Update

UPDATE: 12/11/2014 Senator Nelsons’ office in DC. They do expect Tax Extenders bill to be voted on this week. No exact date and time set yet. Defense bill took priority today. Tax Extenders which includes Section 179 and allows for equipment/property…
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Interest rates sure to rise next year...

With interest rates sure to rise next year, is now the right time to borrow? If you're going to need that money, you'd better think seriously about it. You don’t need a crystal ball to conclude that interest rates will rise significantly…

The Benefits of Leasing over Buying

To lease or to buy, that is the question faced by businesses across the country. Here are a few things to consider when trying to decide if leasing is a better option than buying. Tax Advantages: One of the most significant advantages to…