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Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories

Why Failures Can Be Such Success Stories - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Self-Development
From http://www.businessweek.com 4315 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 5, 2008 4:37 am
To err is human. But to persevere is a feat that often separates the successful from the mediocre. In business—as in sports, politics, and the arts—many of the greatest and most influential leaders share a history of failure. Automaker Henry Ford and animator Walt Disney both stumbled badly with early business ventures. Early in his career wit Read More

Banks are seeing more small-business loans go sour

Banks are seeing more small-business loans go sour - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 4335 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 16, 2008 5:33 pm
The turbulent economy is exposing yet another type of credit where bankers let their guard down: small-business loans. Missed payments and losses on small-business loans are surging at banks throughout the country that were so eager to pad their profits that they essentially threw typical underwriting methods out the window. Some lenders doled Read More

Home equity lines of credit being frozen

Home equity lines of credit being frozen - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4364 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 16, 2008 8:57 pm
In the last 30 days, lenders have sent several hundred thousand letters advising borrowers that their home equity lines of credit are frozen. Small-business owners who use home equity lines to bridge cash-flow gaps throughout the year are also being stricken by these curbs. Read More

Advice for Tech Startups Seeking VC Funding

Advice for Tech Startups Seeking VC Funding - http://www.techcrunch.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.techcrunch.com 4370 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 10, 2008 8:58 pm
From article: Despite the broader economic rumblings, it' s never been cheaper to start a company and there's still a ton of venture money out there. In fact, Ressi told me that there is so much money out there for startups that VCs are now offering to partially buy out founders' personal stakes to get deals. In effect, they are paying off the fou Read More

How to pick the right business partner

How to pick the right business partner - http://www.davidalison.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Startups
From http://www.davidalison.com 4370 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 10, 2008 6:26 pm
Picking a partner to go into business with is an interesting challenge, especially when you are just starting out. If you think finding the right life partner and getting married is stressful, think about this: in all likelihood you will be spending nearly double the number of waking hours working with a business partner than you will with your sp Read More

Web Startups That Came Back From The Dead

Web Startups That Came Back From The Dead - http://mashable.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Success Stories
From http://mashable.com 4370 days ago
Made Hot by: ILuvMktg on April 10, 2008 1:19 pm
We've all seen the usual success story: a 20-something programmer gets an idea, launches a website, and within months he's already got huge traffic, multi-million dollar exit options and an interview with Wired. All the traffic graphs go straight up without faltering even for a day. These types of stories have created an atmosphere in which no Read More

8 Easily Avoidable Causes of Business Debt

8 Easily Avoidable Causes of Business Debt - http://www.bankaholic.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Finance
From http://www.bankaholic.com 4382 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 29, 2008 10:01 pm
Start-ups go out of business all the time, often before they even have a chance to even really start up at all. The main culprit in the savage slaughter of these young establishments is the same perpetrator behind the bulk of our fiscal difficulties: Debt. Read More

Why you need to build a relationship with your banker

Why you need to build a relationship with your banker - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4390 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2008 7:02 pm
While every business has a bank, few have a banker. That's because bankers are too often seen as obstacles standing between an entrepreneur and the bank's vault. However, small businesses are not doing business with a building — the bank — they are working with people — the bankers. So forging a relationship is crucial. Read More

Handling late payments -- and avoiding them

Handling late payments -- and avoiding them - http://www.kansascity.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Finance
From http://www.kansascity.com 4392 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 18, 2008 7:57 pm
The proven way to handle late payments is to avoid them. This begins by developing a comprehensive credit policy and then implementing it from the start. Read More

Buying a Business in the Current Market

Buying a Business in the Current Market - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Strategy
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4397 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 13, 2008 10:21 pm
People who are considering purchasing a business right now might have concerns about how these companies may be adversely affected if a full-blown recession were to appear. There are a couple of things you can do to protect yourself. Read More
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