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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
To maximize your business' full potential, you need to equip your business with the tools it needs to grow and succeed. Here's how to get this done.
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Filed In: Taxes and Finance
Tax time will be here sooner than you think. To help your next business filing go as easy as possible, start preparing now with these five tips.
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Filed In: Personal Finance and Finance
Many investors seek to become financially independent to enjoy more of the good things in life. A way to attain this is to buy the best long-standing dividend stocks in an orderly way.
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To build a great network, focus on making connections in four main areas: industry, customers, competition, and nonprofits.
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Your small business may not need a 20-year-plan anymore, but you do need some kind of road map to success. Try these tips for creating a strategic plan.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Businesses hire agencies to get things done quickly and well. Applying the agency model to your own business can help it become more creative and agile.
Filed In: Legal and Finance
The controversial Hobby Lobby ruling has opened up a Pandora's Box of legal, social, and HR questions that lawyers and businesses will be grappling with in the coming years.
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"Using" other people to promote commerce is nothing new and it's a great way to get found. Here are ways you can "use people" to further your brand.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
It's often said that two heads are better than one, and in the case of having a business partner to bounce ideas off of, it can be priceless.
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Haunted businesses are everywhere. Recognize your "ghosts" and don't ignore them. They can help or hurt your success if you don't deal properly with them.
Filed In: Financing & Credit and Finance
The new crop of "alternative lenders" that have popped up to fill the void left by banks offer an option to small businesses with bad credit.
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Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
If you're not utilizing big data, it does not mean you can't participate in data-driven decisions. For most companies, existing data can be more important.
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Filed In: Mobility and Technology
Devices that allow customers to swipe credit cards used to be reserved for small vendors, but today mobile payment systems are being used by all businesses.
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Filed In: Finance
There are a number of financial pitfalls that many startup businesses regularly encounter. Dr. Richard Weinberger explains what to avoid and how.
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Filed In: Staffing & HR
Employers trying to duck out of the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act should think twice before re-classifying their employees as independent contractors.
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Through technology and outsourcing, companies can reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and increase profits to be in a better position to deal with the inevitable cyclical economic downturn.
Filed In: Operations
What is past performance and why should you care? In the world of procurement, it is one of the most critical evaluation factors for businesses.
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
We ask 11 entrepreneurs: "If you had one additional hour to dedicate to your business tomorrow, what business task would you spend it on and why?
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Are you looking for something besides Quickbooks or Quicken to manage your accounting? Try these small business accounting software solutions on for size!
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While it may be impractical, or even impossible, to protect your business against every potential risk, it's essential to account for as many as you can, and to be as prepared as possible.

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Definitions for: limited recourse finance
limited recourse finance

  1. financing arrangement where the lender can require the borrower to repay only in special conditions that are spelled out in the loan agreement itself, and otherwise must look to the collateral as a source of repayment. Borrowers may have to pay more for limited recourse financing. See also nonrecourse loan.
  2. indirect lending arrangement where a dealer sells installment sales contracts to a bank, which assumes responsibility for collection of the debt as a holder in due course, and the dealer's liability for losses incurred by the bank is limited by contract. The bank's recourse against the dealer expires after a specified period.

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