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Finance Your Business: You Can Do It

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Starting your own business may be a dream come true. Paying for this dream may be an entirely different story. How you structure the finances for your business will have long term effects on your entire life. Unless you are wealthy enough to finance your new store with no financial strain, raising the money you’ll need may prove to be one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever face. A word…

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What’s Your Exit Strategy?

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The wisdom of Peter Engel, who passed on July 2010. Unless you take the time to consider how you will leave your business, you may not be able to leave it. If you do find a way out, you may take a drastic haircut on its value. At worst, you may find yourself inextricably handcuffed to your business. You need an exit strategy. There are seven main types of exit…

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The Art of the Buy: Dealing with Vendors

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Are you are launching a retail business? One key part of your business puts you on the other side of the counter, as a buyer of the merchandise you will be selling to your customers. There is a saying in retail that ‘Money is made in the buy’ – the decisions you make as a buyer will determine not just how much you pay for your stock, but the items…

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