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Small Business Confidence Jumps in Second Quarter

The quarterly poll is a joint project of MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The survey produces the Small Business Index.  The current Index score is 68.7, up 3.1 from last quarter, a jump that ties the all-time quarterly increase. Continue reading

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Be Careful with Via Airlines!

Be forewarned before making a flight reservation with Via Airlines. Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the Democratic Presidential Field for 2020

I’ve been a Republican since Barry Goldwater, which will give you a hint of how old I am.  But party loyalty aside and by chance, I happened upon the CNN Democratic Candidates Town Hall last night.  These are my thoughts on the five candidates on the program. Continue reading

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Small Businesses Selling for Record Prices

Strong small business earnings are being reflected in record prices for business ownership transfers. Continue reading

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Small Business Optimism Reaches All Time High

The Small Business Optimism Index soared in August to a new record in the survey’s 45-year history.  According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the record-breaking figure is driven by the changes in the nation’s economic policies. Continue reading

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How to Use the SBA 7(a) Loan Program to Buy a Business

Except for the SBA 7(a) program, banks generally do not make loans to individuals to buy a business.  This statement will surprise a lot of people. Most people will think first of a conventional bank loan when seeking financing to … Continue reading

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The 3 Financial Benchmarks All Business Owners Should Monitor.

These three financial ratios don’t take long to calculate and should be checked frequently to monitor the health and viability of your small business. Continue reading

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