What Instrument Do YOU Play in the Band?

Whether we’re talking about an orchestra, quintet, or a duo…it is all music, played by each member of the band. In a business sense, I like to think of the various positions in an organization as being very similar to that of a band. With a band, each instrument has a certain sound or purpose, […]

Customer Love

Your relationship with your customers is the key to everything you do in your business. It determines the growth, development and ongoing health of your company, whether you are a large corporation, or a small, closely-held start up. I like to call it, “Customer Love.” What really is Customer Love? It is the consciousness of […]

Financing A Start-Up Business

You’ve done all your market research, completed a business plan, and now you are trying to fund your business. Then, you take your business plan over to the local bank to pick up your check. The banker takes a look at the business plan and says we will let you know. A few days go […]

Franchise Financing Starts with a Good Business Plan

Franchise financing is a very important beginning of starting your Business plan. Do you really need to make a business plan? The short answer is yes. The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized. Many factors critical to business success depend upon your plan: franchise financing, equipment leasing, commercial real estate finance, […]

Tips on Applying for SBA Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) works as a helping hand for small businesses in the U.S. It is specifically meant to provide lending to small companies. The kind of loan varies with the needs of borrowers, and in some cases the loans can be customized. SBA’s real motive is to support small businesses so that […]