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Author Archives: Karen Appelgren

Small business survival strategies in the new normal

“Change is the only constant in life,” asserted ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. While we can understand this intellectually, our emotional reactions to change can be very powerful — and sometimes paralyzing. These four strategies can help your small business remain relevant and profitable ...

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Ten ways to help your company become financially fit

The new year often prompts us to set new goals and it’s common for many people to resolve to become more physically fit. Although physical fitness is important, if you’re a small business owner, it’s equally important to be financially ...

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How lenders make loan decisions (access required)

At some point in the lifespan of your business, you may need to approach a bank for financing. Perhaps your goals include funding startup costs or growth plans, refinancing existing debt, or acquiring real estate, equipment or even another business. ...

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Exposing the myths surrounding bank financing

At some point, you may be ready to launch a business or expand your current operations. Maybe you’re thinking about buying into a franchise or acquiring an existing business. Whatever your goal, it’s important to understand your financing options. Too ...

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