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Four Reasons for entrepreneurs to consider SBA 7(a) Loans

Entrepreneurs keenly understand that access to capital is essential for growth. But for many business owners evaluating their funding options, it can be challenging to find the right fit — especially for small businesses and startups. For small business owners ...

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Three insurance requirement details to include in construction contracts

Whether a claim relates to a finished project or one that is still under construction, the last thing owners and contractors want is to discover there is no insurance. This stressful circumstance can destroy an otherwise productive business relationship between ...

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What is your business really worth?

Editor’s Note: This commentary is taken from an upcoming special publication, Business Transitions: Preparing to Buy/Sell a Business, which will be distributed at an expert forum on this topic. The forum will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on ...

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The late-payment culture – Tips for getting invoices paid fast

There’s a troubling issue plaguing B2B (Business to Business) suppliers and service providers. A recent study conducted by Mastercard found that 74% of business owners and employees think late payments are a fact of business life and will always happen, ...

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How to use a vendor’s lien rights to prompt payment

Typically, contractors are required to keep property free from downstream lien claims and, therefore, the contractor may instinctively refrain from assisting the vendor in preserving lien rights. Most material and equipment vendors, however, independently protect their lien rights. Thus, a ...

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Why diversity is great for business

Greater diversity has been a dominant issue in many recent city, state and national elections, and it will again be front and center in the 2020 election. At all levels of government, greater diversity will lead to better outcomes and ...

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How to make effective and efficient game-time decisions

Technology makes us constantly available and bombarded with endless amounts of information. Leaders must be able to sift through all the incoming information and make quick decisions that could drastically impact personal and professional lives. With this responsibility, we leaders ...

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Using personality assessments to elevate culture, communication and collaboration

Personality tests continue to grow in popularity as a workplace tool—not only in how they’re used, but also in the number of assessments available. The more common ones include DiSC Behavior Inventory, the Big Five, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Occupational ...

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Oregon’s new gross receipts tax law will impact contractors

On May 17, Gov. Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 3427, imposing a gross receipts tax on most Oregon businesses. The new tax, $250, plus 0.57 percent of taxable commercial activity over $1 million, will have a significant impact ...

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