Business

How to Protect Your Business from Cyber-Fraud

How to Protect Your Business from Cyber-Fraud

Cyber criminals are on the attack and more and more of their targets are small businesses. The number of attacks is now so large and their sophistication so great, that many businesses are having trouble determining which new threats and vulnerabilities pose the greatest risk.   Hackers Shift Attack to Small Firms The percentage of [...]

How To WOW a Banker When You Need to Borrow Money for Your Business

How To WOW a Banker When You Need to Borrow Money for Your Business

If you are an electrician or a plumber, the tools of your trade are obvious.  The basic tools and techniques used by bankers to assess a loan request for a business are relatively simple but a little more difficult to decipher.  Larger companies have full time business managers who know what to provide and they [...]

5 Tips to Negotiating a Business Loan in an Unstable Economy

5 Tips to Negotiating a Business Loan in an Unstable Economy

Despite the uncertainty in the economy, banks still have money and they need to lend it.  So, here are five ways you can increase your chances to accessing some of this cash so that your business can grow and you can manage the payments:   1. Clean Up Your Financial House Before you fill out [...]

Happy Groundhog Day to Ben Bernanke

Happy Groundhog Day to Ben Bernanke

I haven’t the slightest idea what will happen if Ben Bernanke sees his shadow on February 2.  However, the Federal Reserve Chairman did shed some additional light on the future of monetary policy on January 25.   At their two-day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to leave the fed funds rate at [...]

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