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Issue 29 – Financing Your Business

August, 2008

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Banks have recognized that small business is a big market. In this issue of the magazine we examine many of the new products the big banks have rolled out to attract new small business customers. Plus, one man who helps small businesses find financing when the banks say “no.”

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When you can’t bank on the banks

Written By Basil Nainan
Posted in Feature Articles, Financial Health, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business, Issues

Having problems getting money from the banks – no problem because there are other sources

In just 18 months, RBC has increased the number of senior small business-account managers from 60 to 130 – just one step in the bank’s efforts to appeal this growing market

THE RBCs OF LENDING

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Feature Articles, Financial Health, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business, Issues

Financial institutions are recognizing the vitality of the small business market and have developed a host of new products to win your business. Make It Business investigates some of these offerings

Fiona-Walsh

Courting your banker in three easy steps

Written By Fiona Walsh
Posted in Articles, Financial Health, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business, Sales & Systems

Getting financing for your business is never on the top-10 list of fun things for business owners to do. Most of the entrepreneurs I encounter operate on a default setting of “No.” In other words, they expect the bank to …

Andy Latter - Web Expert Columnist

Hidden costs can kill your web business

Written By Andy Latter
Posted in Articles, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business, Technology

A few weeks ago, a client asked me to give her a ballpark estimate of what she should expect to pay for a basic e-commerce website. She didn’t want anything fancy, just something reliable, secure, appealing and functional, with which …

Miin Lim - Management Expert Columnist

Relentlessly question need to borrow

Written By Miin Lim
Posted in Articles, Financial Health, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business

We’ve all heard the old adage, “A dollar saved is a dollar earned.” But many of us forget its distant cousin: “A dollar needlessly borrowed is two dollars actually spent.” Remembering the second adage comes in handy when it comes …

Brian Scudamore Business Expert Columnist

Testimonials help validate new ideas

Written By Brian Scudamore
Posted in Articles, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business, Marketing & Branding, Sales & Systems

Dear Brian, I am the CEO of studibudi.com Professional Networking Inc., a new company that developed out of a student-led initiative. We are linking students with businesses to work together on business projects inside the classroom, overseen by professors. The …

Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji

Finding cash in the sofa cushions

Written By Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji
Posted in Articles, Financial Health, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business

In my seven years of public practice I have seen small businesses face many financing challenges as they grow and expand their operations. The following are common questions that I am often asked as it relates to financing. How can …

Robert Ciccone is the president and founder of Success Unlimited Sales and Marketing Group. He is also the creator of the Marketing for Profit Program, a three-part results program that provides the marketing systems, tools and ongoing support to help participants effectively build, manage and operate a profitable business.

Direct-response marketing is the way to go

Written By Robert Ciccone
Posted in Articles, Issue 29 - Financing Your Business, Marketing & Branding, Sales & Systems

There’s a common adage among businesses when they talk about the success of their advertising efforts: “Fifty percent of my advertising works and 50 percent doesn’t, but I don’t know which 50 percent is which.” Businesses tend to accept this …

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