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M&A Planning

How to Effectively Merge a Pair of Small Businesses

Your small business has shown much promise and is ready to expand. One way to widen your footprint is to merge your business with another company.

Disaster Planning

7 Reasons Commercial Companies Need Power Generators

A company that is prepared for anything will have generators on hand to protect their company, increase security and keep customers coming back no matter what the conditions.

Asset Management

Business Acquisition Funding Options

You’ve made the decision to acquire your competitor or have decided to take over the operation of a key supplier. Such a move can have a tremendous impact on your bottom-line if it is carefully arranged.

Building Management

5 Signs You Need New Pipes in Your Office

If you own an older office building, you may be aware that many of the structural components in the building will require replacement after a certain period of time.


4 Major Risks of Outsourcing Your Business

Outsourcing a business is becoming increasingly popular as more companies look for ways to lower operating costs while obtaining specialized services. Outsourcing routine functions like transcription, billing, record management, and shipping is commonplace and usually can be managed successfully.

Business Exit Planning

Business Exit Planning: Getting Out

Is it time for you to get out of business? Here, you have a number of options to include: selling your business, liquidating your assets, transferring ownership or even filing for bankruptcy.

Business News

How to Do Business in India

I had planned to title this article, “How to do Business in India,” when I realized how impractical that sounded. Lots of Americans aren’t about to jump on a plane and head east to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad or Delhi in pursuit of business.

Business Management

Time Management and the Savvy Business Owner

English poet Geoffrey Chaucer said, “time and tide wait for no man.” He made that statement during the 14th century, when business priorities were far different from what they are today.


5 Suggested Ways To Invest Your Money

As the financial crisis looms across the whole world, making the best investment decision is a hard choice to make due to uncertain market conditions.

Training & CE

Non Business Majors Can Seek Business Immersion

College students who major in the Liberal Arts or any other non-business field may find that they are missing something when it comes to finding their way in the world of business.

Customer Service

Difficult Customers and How to Deal With Them

Every business has them: customers who are difficult, causing much strain as you go about your work.

Sales Planning

Smart Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Your business is wallowing where it should be thriving. You’ve tried the usual marketing initiatives, including newspaper advertising, radio spots and direct mail marketing.


About Small Business Administration Backed Loans

If you think that you can turn to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a direct loan, then think again. Although the SBA does lend money, there are many restrictions in place that will rule out many businesses.

M&A Planning

Selling Out: How to Get the Most For Your Business

If you are looking to sell your business the best time to put it on the market may be right now. We are five years removed from the Great Recession and the financial markets are booming.

Inventory Management

Supply and Demand: Keep Your Logistics Plan from Draining Your Budget

When logistics are a major business function, a significant portion of the company budget will be allocated to supply chain functions and services.

Financial Management

Business Loan Risks You Must Overcome

As a small business operator you may need access to a line of credit, money that can see you through a cash flow problem.


Using a Home Equity Line of Credit for Business

You need access to cash to run and maintain your business. But for some small businesses in these economic times, banks have withdrawn or limited credit lines that businesses need to operate.

Entrepreneur Tips

5 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

What makes one entrepreneur a success and the other a failure? Some may say luck, others may cite market conditions, while still others may point to experience.

Asset Management

Thinking of Selling Your Business? Understand That Cash Is King!

When is the best time for you to sell your business? Answer: whenever you feel like it. Seriously, you may want to do a few things first before putting your business on the market, namely ensuring that your cash flow is strong.

Disaster Planning

4 Ways To Help Your Business Beat A Disaster

Disasters happen. From tsunamis racing across the Indian Ocean to earthquakes leveling entire cities in Haiti, China, Italy, and elsewhere.

Business Brokerage

Richmond Business Broker: Buy Your Competition

What better way is there to beat your competitor than buying them? There are several advantages to buying out the competition, an acquisition move that can transform your business.

Small Business Tips

5 Helps for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, sometimes you need a little assistance along the way. You may be going it alone, but you do not have to tackle every problem by yourself.

Employee Safety

3 Employee Safety Tips Your Team Needs To Use

Warehouses are busy places. Forklifts, pallet jacks and order pickers compete for aisle space. Employees on foot must stay on constant alert.

Business Brokerage

Selling Your Business In a So-So Market

You’ve come to the end of the road or you’ve decided now is the time to sell your business. Important goals have been reached and you’re ready to tackle a new project or cash in and enjoy your retirement.

Business Planning

Build a Business That Makes You Proud

If you manage your own business or are considering starting one, you may wonder how you can build one that you can be proud of. It takes a lot of hard work to run a successful business and it begins with assembling a winning team.