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August 21, 2017

Most business folk have a general idea of the executive summary that comes with the traditional business plan. However, in business, summaries can be useful much more often than just in the business plan.

Here are four uses with when and how to put them to work for your business.

The summary to…


August 14, 2017

Whether they're snatching your purse, diving into your dumpster, stealing your mail or hacking into your computer, they're out to get you.

Who are they? Identity thieves.

Identity thieves can empty your bank account, max out your credit cards, open new accounts in your name and purchase furniture,…


August 07, 2017

Diversification is a key to investment success. So, you might think that if diversifying your investments is a good idea, it might also be wise to diversify your investment providers.

Let's consider the first half of the “diversification” question – namely, how does diversifying…


July 31, 2017

In today’s world of digital connectivity, customers have easy access to information about you and your competitors before directly engaging with you. This noncommittal research capability causes customers to have higher expectations and lower loyalty than a few years ago, making it more…


July 24, 2017

Think about this analogy: When an airplane is preparing to land, it doesn’t descend 30,000 feet in a matter of seconds. Rather, it happens gradually.

The pilot adjusts to the landscape and weather conditions to assure a soft landing. In the years leading up to retirement, you should begin to…


July 17, 2017

There are very few parts of life that remain untouched by technology in one way or another. From medicine to autonomous cars, we’re advancing at breakneck speed — and in many ways, our lives are greatly improved because of it.

In the workplace, advances in technology allow us to work in…


July 10, 2017

Home sweet home has new meaning in the workforce.

According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, there are 3.7 million employees (2.8 percent of the workplace) who work from home at least half the time, and the number of regular teleworkers has grown by 103 percent since 2005. There are a multitude of…

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June 26, 2017

We’re getting close to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country.

The U.S. constitution grants us many of these liberties, but we have to earn others — such as our financial freedom. What steps can you take to achieve the financial independence you need…


June 19, 2017

Starting a small business is never an easy task.

At a minimum, a business plan, perseverance and the necessary funds are needed. The Small Business Administration offers various types of loans for small businesses. To apply, visit a lending institution that participates in SBA programs so that the…


June 12, 2017

We’ve all heard the stories. Some “lucky” person picks the winning numbers, prances before the cameras in what can only be described as a media lovefest and lives happily ever after, free of financial worries.

OK, the first two points are correct, but the happily ever after…

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