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  • Deciding to finance your business dreams is tough
    Financing your business and CRM solutions
    Financing a business may, for some, appear to be as simple as snapping your fingers and – presto! – your company has a purchased business that’s ready to be snapped up by a horde of financial investors eager to find the next big...
  • Another D.C. Lemon
    Stadium Idea Keeps Collapsing
    When investor George Soros, often cited an an unlikeable guy but certainly someone with acute business acumen, bowed out from ownership of D.C. United after three years in a start-up role, those will less money should have paid attention. But they...
  • P. A. C. E. and the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
    P. A. C. E. and the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
    The P. A. C. E. program provides capital for new and existing Virginia businesses. They encourage banks to make loans that they would not normally make. Normally these loans would not be made due to the borrower's risk profile. This program is...
  • Q Films
    Making a Movie
    One thing came through loud and clear during my recent visit to the American Film Market just completing its week long run in Santa Monica, California. In attendance were hundreds, perhaps thousands of film makers all looking for funding and...
  • NextWave investing conference
    Tapping into the multi-trillion dollar Cleantech market opportunities
    Sustainability risks and opportunities for businesses are increasingly relevant. However, why has venture investment shy away from Green-tech? The discussion about cleantech investment decline and the reluctancy of institutionalized venture...
  • Homes for sale
    Purchasing a home in today's market
    "We're in a seller's market." What the heck does that mean? What it means for buyers is frustration as house after house gets lost to a higher bid. In today's current market home sellers are receiving multiple offers on their...
  • ACCION Texas
    Cash - it's tough out there for a startup
    Looking for business startup cash? Legitimate lenders have eligibility requirements which have to be met in order for a business to be taken seriously as a loan candidate. Generally, these requirements include a fleshed out business plan including...
  • Car
    In-house financing benefits at car dealerships
    In-house financing at car dealerships can be a very great option for people who do not have sufficient credit scores. If you are tired of being denied by banks when applying for car loans, this may be the route for you. On that note, here are some...
  • Home Improvement Financing
    Good News For San Diego Homeowners
    According to DataQuick, San Diego County closed out 2012 with foreclosures at their lowest in six years. This is good news for San Diego Homeowners who need to remodel and are looking for financing.Home values steadily increased through most of...
  • Five-Steps to Homeownership for First Time Home Buyers
    Five-Steps to Homeownership for First-Time Home Buyers
    Of all my clientele, first time home buyers are one of the most fun to work with. I love guiding them through the process of becoming a home owner and seeing the joy and tears (sometimes) when I hand them the keys to their first home.Watching...
  • Norman J. Ornstein, Medicare analysis
    Mitt buster: Norm Ornstein on Romney Medicare promise
    If you hang around Norm Ornstein very much, you will discover a stylistic phrase, “To my astonishment,” that is followed by credible facts that the analyst may well have suspected and for which truth is brought to bear.Given the...
  • Mortgage application
    Here’s how to understand the mortgage process
    Getting your home loan with the least amount of hassle. That’s just about everyone’s goal these days. With credit scores, prepayment penalties, private mortgage insurance…it can be a chore to get a mortgage. Not to mention APR,...
  • President Karzai of Afghanistan
    Karzai proposes winnable U.S. strategy in the war on terror
    In a news conference in Kabul today President Karzai blasted what he calls the U.S. “double game” strategy in Afghanistan.He also spelled out the number one reason why the United States will never win the war on terrorism (as it is...
  • Crowdfunding could help save the American economy
    Crowdfunding could help save the American economy
    Revolutions happen fast, but dawn slowly.” This is how Jon Gertner characterized the innovation and resulting leapfrogs in technology that came out of Bell Labs (the research and development arm of AT&T) during the last century. I...
  • Entrepreneur
    Build it right: Lessons for building a strong business model
    Many entrepreneurs are eager to turn their ideas into a business. Unfortunately, most businesses fail due to a lack of proper funding. Many small businesses are started through bootstrapping – using personal financial resources to start the...