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Bad Debt Shouldn’t Stop An Entrepreneur’s Comeback

Bad Debt Shouldn’t Stop An Entrepreneur’s Comeback

A short authors bio: Mark S. Hankins (1962- ) was born in Tampa, Florida, a fourth-generation Floridian, graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Florida School of Law, lived and practiced law in Gainesville, FL, Tallahassee, Denver (where he earned an LLM in Taxation) and Miami, and returned to the Tampa Bay [...]

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Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis

Escaping Oz: Protecting your wealth during the financial crisis

Author Bio Jaime “Jim” Mosquera was born in Panama City, Panama. He spent his formative years in Panama City and St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Missouri-Columbia with Masters and Bachelors degrees in Industrial Engineering. The Master’s thesis focused on operations research and computer simulation of [...]

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THREE FOR THREE!

Three For Three

I am in the unique and hectic position of having three (yes three!) companies in launch mode. They are G’Day Café pavlovas (www.gdaypavlovas.com), Henny Penny Soaps (www.hennypennysoaps.com), and Find My Treasures (www.findmytreasures.com). And for “fun” I’m completing my final six credits this Fall for my Master degree in management and administrative science! I conceived of [...]

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The Company that is Changing the World of Finance

The Company that is Changing the World of Finance

Today, we interviewed Tony Aguilar, the Gen-Y Finance Guy, to discuss his business, Amiti Advising. Tony, tell us a little bit about Amiti Advising. Well, Amiti Advising is the first affordable financial planning firm that is focused on young professionals, young families, and college students. We launched this May, but have worked on the business [...]

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The Roundup September 9

The Roundup September 9

Rest in peace. It was good having you around. It’s better having you gone. Of course, with credit card rates pushing 30% and credit card companies acting more and more like looters than lenders, the contraction of consumer credit not only makes sense, it’s more like an inexorable law of the physical universe. Credit card [...]

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As if small business weren’t hard enough, now the credit card squeeze is on

As if small business weren’t hard enough, now the credit card squeeze is on

The only good credit card . . . In a previous post, I discussed how the new credit card regulations would affect small businesses and entrepreneurs, but solely from the customer side. But not only has the recession squeezed small business from the demand side, it’s actually tightening the noose from the supply side, as [...]

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If big companies were run more like start-ups . . .

I have said several dozen times in this blog that start-ups and entrepreneurs, who typically turn to the corporate behemoths for business models, will increasingly become the model for corporate behemoths. Broke, as I said in an earlier post, is the new black. The American auto industry, in particular, should be remade in the image [...]

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Credit cards and business debt

Louise Crowley in her Freelance Writer Journal has an excellent summary piece on getting credit cards if you’re self-employed. Money quote: The solution lies in your status as a business in your own right, believe it or not. When self employed individuals apply for credit cards, they are much more likely to meet with success [...]

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A mortgage bail-out?

Because mortgage problems and foreclosure rates are not only impacting the economy at large, but small businesses and entrepreneurs in particular (I have five clients that have either gone out of business or have gone into hibernation because they are directly involved in things like home renovation, i.e., cabinet manufacturers, etc.), it seems reasonable that [...]

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The Biz Roundup 12-7

Christopher Dodd says Wagoner must go. Barack Obama says it’s time to put an end to decades of “head in the sand” management at GM. GM (Got Money?) replies, “What head? We got a head?” :: In a statement, a GM spokesman said the company “appreciates” Sen. Dodd’s comments but added GM’s employees, dealers, suppliers [...]

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