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Seeking the Greener Grass of Entrepreneurship? Consider These Consequences First!

By Mindy Barker, CPA, President, Mindy Barker & Associates Executives who have successfully moved up in the ranks of large corporations frequently find themselves evaluating if they should become an entrepreneur by starting up their own business.  The grass always looks greener on the other side.  You would have the ability to hire who you… Read More »

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Nonprofits And Lending Institutions: A Vital Partnership

Why do nonprofit organizations exist? For some, they meet community needs that governments, individuals, and businesses cannot. For others, nonprofits are forward-thinking social catalysts that spark new ideas and innovation. Carlos Serrano, a business services lender at Community First Credit Union in Jacksonville, FL, helps nonprofits…no matter why they exist. He does it because he… Read More »

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Getting a Head Start on Applying for a Commercial Loan

With rates still favorable, there may be no better time to apply for that loan than now. What is a good reason? Hiring additional employees, carrying more inventory, larger space or equipment upgrades all in support of business expansion are good reasons. Even if you just need a credit line, most bankers will tell you… Read More »

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5 Reasons to Have a Banker BFF

If you own a business, you may be surprised to learn how precious your business is to bankers. It doesn’t matter if you have a small mobile dog grooming business, or thousands of employees. You deserve respect and service. Your banker should be in your inner circle and be viewed as an asset, not simply… Read More »

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The CEO’s Guide to Fraud Prevention

When you started your own company, weren’t you mindful of what happens to almost every dollar, paying every vendor payment and making every deposit? Did you find that every employee had a different relationship with your money and brought their own style of management, in lieu of existing processes and controls that directed them otherwise?… Read More »

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The Wealth Thief: Unprepared Business Transitions

By Kimberly Deas John loved his quick lube business. He could not imagine a day when he would exit or sell his business. His son and son-in-law worked there, and he was anxious for them to take over the family business. He built this business for them and he could not wait to see its… Read More »

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Is Your Business Ready for the Fair Labor Standards Act Changes That Are Coming

Human Resources and Payroll Departments need to prepare now for the proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes that are anticipated to be announced in July. These proposed changes include raising the minimum salary threshold to $970 a week, or $50,400 a year. Currently, the threshold is $23,660 per year or $455 per week. What… Read More »

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Are You Investable? The Art of Making Yourself Appealing to Investors

Asking investors for capital can be the most difficult step in expanding a business for a lot of small-business owners and entrepreneurs. This is because most small-business owners are experts in their own products or services, rather than in business practices in general. Sure, you learn a lot along the way, and if you reach… Read More »

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Cheaper LED Lighting Means Big Returns For Companies Big And Small

If your monthly electricity bill approaches $20,000 for a single location even the smallest of savings can eventually make a large difference, particularly if you have few other opportunities to eke out additional profits. Not even a $1.2 million price tag would stop Scott-McRae Automotive Group from installing energy-efficient lighting and power conservation tools at… Read More »

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Impact Player: Terry West

Each issue of Advantage features an “Impact Player” from the United Way of Northeast Florida, as a means to highlight the contributions that local volunteers make to our community. VyStar Credit Union‘s annual workplace campaign is usually among the United Way’s largest. The credit union’s 1,200 employees have raised more than $400,000 annually in the… Read More »

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