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Small Business Decision-Making

Q and A on Factoring for CEOs of Small Businesses

September 7, 2016

CEOs of small but growing businesses can often solve their working capital challenges by entering into a factoring relationship, where they sell their accounts receivables to a factor.  Factoring is usually quicker and more readily available and flexible than small business lending. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths about factoring in the …

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Case Study: Signage Designer and Manufacturer for Major Construction Projects

January 14, 2015

Our purpose and challenge is to help smaller businesses responsibly grow by helping them manage their working capital needs and providing accounting and general business advice. Every company and industry is different, but one of our clients, a signage designer and manufacturer for major construction projects (“Signage Company”), encompasses a number of the qualities and …

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Invoice Factoring 101

May 20, 2014

Accounts receivable issues can be difficult for many companies to bear, especially smaller firms and startups.  In these trying financial times, chasing invoices can quickly become the full-time job for many business owners. When times are tough, payments can dry up, leaving your company without the vital lifeblood it needs to grow and thrive. Invoice …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Business Owners

January 29, 2014

We have all been told year-in-year about making New Year’s Resolutions. Giving up smoking, losing weight, eating your vegetables…all good stuff! But what about making some New Year’s Resolutions to better your business? Resolutions, if carefully thought over and properly planned, can be a powerful tool to boost your business in 2014. Let’s have a …

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Your Growth Should Not be Constrained by Lack of Funding

November 4, 2013

A customer approaches you about placing a big purchase order. It’s the break you’ve been waiting for; but, it creates a major dilemma because the customer pays 30 days after the delivery of the product. It will be a while before you actually receive payment, yet you need the money now to pay for supplies, …

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Five Tips to Getting a Government Grant

August 15, 2013

A free government grant may sound like a dream come true. You apply. You get money. You don’t have to pay it back. Unfortunately, government grants are difficult to obtain and generally have stringent application requirements. They are out there though, and for those businesses that meet the specific needs of the agency awarding a …

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Five Ways to Improve the Way You Manage Your Business Finances

June 3, 2013

Here’s a scary thought: 2013 is almost half over. Have you kept your New Year’s Resolutions for getting your financial house in order? Is it time for a tune-up? As we head into the summer, here are five ways you can improve the way you manage your business finances. 1) Manage Your Cash Flow As …

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The Haul of Infamy: Resolve Tax Liens Before They Become a Small Business Nightmare

October 10, 2012

Every time I recall that aqua couch with the floral pattern, I shiver. It had once been in the neighbor’s den, comfortably accommodating a family of four, both kids with a bright future … the daughter, in fact, destined to be valedictorian at Wellesley College. But that was several years after they moved away. Disgraced …

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Why You Should Be In Good Graces with Uncle Sam

September 21, 2012

This is Part 1 of a two-part post on the interlocking topics of tax compliance and commercial lenders. CEOs have to keep their eye on at least two races, the first being their strategy to compete, and the second being to do so while in full legal compliance. Full legal compliance means both tax compliance, …

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How To Get The Best Credit Score For Your Small Business

August 29, 2012

If you were kayaking when the skies started to darken and the water began to get choppy, you would head for safer shores. That is how quickly you need to act when I tell you that juggling your firm’s bill payment is creating a circus instead of the best credit score for your small business. …

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