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Why “No” is a Love Word in Business. Funding Your Business Expansion.

I fully expected to hear a lot about numbers. The Topic was Funding Your Business Growth and the panel was comprised of bankers and lenders. Wow. I was very wrong in a very, very good way. Why “No” is a Love Word in Business Funding Your Business Expansion, the 3rd in the Business Breakfast Builder Series We munched on some amazing biscotti from Giorgio Cookies  and had an amazing conversation with our panelists as they candidly answered the specific questions from our attendees. Moderator Pat Carpenter, three-time start-up veteran and co-founder of X-Squared Angels, started where every conversation about funding
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Early Mornings and Other Things for Love/Hate Relationships

Early Mornings and Other Things for Love/Hate Relationships Funding Your Business Growth I joke a lot about hating math. The truth is, it fascinates me, especially when it goes past the basics to include formulas and patterns and complex answers to burning questions like “what is the smallest file size that will produce the quality of the image I need for my client?” I feel the same way about finance.  Maybe it’s because, in the world of small business where I live, I often hear “we just can’t afford that”. True, budgets are critical, but at the same time, everyone
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Cash Flow Analysis Recap: the Key to Making Critical Decisions for Your Business

Cash Flow Analysis Recap: the Key to Making Critical Decisions for Your Business Which Company Would You Rather Buy? That was NOT the introduction I expected in a presentation that was billed as “Cash Flow Analysis” for an audience comprised of small business owners intent on growing their companies. Eric Rucinski of Advanta Consulting quickly piqued our interest and oriented our thinking, then flew through a wealth of charts, examples, abbreviations, and calculations that clearly demonstrated that “value” is the true measure of business success. Any time you are faced with an investment, purchase decision, or virtually any choice, whether
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The Business Builder Breakfast Series

The Business Builder Breakfast Series Presenting the Business Builder Breakfast Series Columbus is nationally recognized as a great place to start a business and it’s especially friendly for startup growth. There is a large and active community of support for startups including education, open-door coaching, and peer groups and mentoring. When I looked around for the same kind of support for established businesses, I didn’t find the same smorgasbord of opportunities. I wanted to connect with resources that could help those successful startups stabilize onto a path of sustainable, healthy, profitable growth. Business Builder Breakfasts evolved as a partnership between
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