A Guide to Securing a Small Business Loan

Start-ups and companies in early growth stages often need an infusion of cash to keep their businesses afloat. It’s also true that more established firms can benefit from a short-term loan in order to purchase upgraded equipment, embark upon a significant operational redesign or a myriad of other needs. Source: thealternativeboard.com

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Why More Female Business Owners Are Joining Boards

It’s encouraging to see more female business owners joining boards. I’ve found that most women in management, specifically on boards, offer a different style of leadership and a fresh perspective, taking companies to a whole new level of decision-making. It’s wonderful to see so many women interested in assuming strong leadership roles on boards, […]

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Cash Flow Problems Your Business Should Avoid

It’s a well-known fact of business life, but one that still takes some entrepreneurs and business leaders by surprise. At various stages of a company’s growth (but especially in the earliest stages), business expenses are likely to outrun product revenue. If left unchecked, this trend can lead to serious cash flow problems that threaten […]

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How to Reduce Business Expenses

Without sales and incoming revenue, a business can’t grow. But it’s equally true that outgoing expenses, if left unchecked, will keep a business from thriving as well. Source: thealternativeboard.com

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5 Essential Traits for Business Leaders and CEOs

Do successful business leaders and CEOs exhibit the same qualities across the board? Generally speaking, the answer is “yes.” Specific personality and character traits can be identified as essential components for virtually every business leader, whether they were “born” to become a CEO or whether experience “made” them ready for the job. Source: […]

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Planning Your Employee Recruitment Strategy for 2019

Getting top-quality new hires isn’t something that happens by accident. Nor should such a recruitment strategy spring up only when an important position suddenly opens up. The key to assembling a first-rate team of employees is planning ahead of time and being ready to seize opportunities as they arise. Any off-the-cuff approach won’t help […]

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The Alexander Group Combined Board Meeting, 2018

On December 12, 2018 we combined monthly peer boards 501, 403, and 404 into one board meeting.  The event featured some outside speakers as well as service awards to celebrate significant member milestones.  The program was followed by a holiday celebration of a great 2018 for The Alexander Group and for our members.

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Five Things Business Owners Should Do Before The End Of The Year

Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash There are plenty of things savvy business owners should do before year’s end: set goals for next year, thank employees for their contributions, conduct year-end reviews, plan the company Christmas party… the list is long. But you’d better add tax planning too!

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Tips for Boosting Your Company’s Working Capital

                      How well do you understand the concept and significance of working capital? A surprising number of small business leaders aren’t necessarily conversant with the term, though they follow its principle every day of their working lives. But it’s important to have a fundamental […]

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Tips From The Top for November 2018

Photo by Andreas Selter on Unsplash As a certified peer group facilitator with The Alternative Board (TAB), I get the opportunity to review ideas and insights from TAB facilitators and members from around the world. Here are my top picks for November 2018…

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