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Raising a Victor: Cesar De Alba

A two-year old horse galloped along the track at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Cesar De Alba (sponsored by Overnite Capital) riding the young Off Beat to a respectable fifth place. The race was aptly named Kindergarten Futurity, a competition for two-year old horses. It was Off Beat’s third race, and while it was a […]

May 20th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Raising a Victor: Cesar De Alba|

California Chrome gallops toward the Triple Crown

Before, this blog has covered it’s sponsored rider, Cesar de Alba and the fact that he trains at the same track as then-Kentucky Derby competitor California Chrome. Since then, California Chrome has galloped toward greater heights, winning both the Kentucky Derby and today, the Preakness Stakes.

California Chrome is now on track to win the […]

May 18th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on California Chrome gallops toward the Triple Crown|

Building a dynamic business website

As discussed on this blog before, utilizing SEO and pay-per-click marketing are both important methods toward drawing customers to a business’ website. Once customers begin heading to a website however, it’s important for a business owner to ensure that they’ve invested enough in their web presence to seal the deal.

Business owners should be aware […]

May 15th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Building a dynamic business website|

National Small Business Week: rewarding entrepreneurs or politicians?

National Small Business Week kicked off this week as Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, The White House, and Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet all commented on this week dedicated toward highlighting the efforts of entrepreneurs.

For the skeptical individual, it’s easy to point to this week and ask: is it all for show?

At […]

May 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Small Business Week: rewarding entrepreneurs or politicians?|

why small businesses need accurate finance records

For small business owners, quarterly payments may be seen as a painful, joyless endeavor. While many individuals have the opportunity to pay their personal taxes on April 15 and then relax until the next year, business owners aren’t provided the same luxury.

With that being said, there are several reasons why small business owners should […]

May 8th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on why small businesses need accurate finance records|

Applying Market Research in the Digital Age

Market research is deeply rooted in the history of modern business institutions. Charles Coolidge Parling, considered the “father of marketing and commercial research”, first pioneered market research in the early 1920’s.

In the modern day however, a simple question emerges for the business owner and entrepreneur: how does one distill market research information into digestible and […]

May 6th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Applying Market Research in the Digital Age|
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    Economic recovery heightens expectations for startup businesses

Economic recovery heightens expectations for startup businesses

Beyond the optimistic predictions of the Federal Reserve or Keynesian economists, there has been skepticism among small businesses and start ups about the health of the economy. This seems to have changed however, as recent polls conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom show a greater degree of confidence among start ups.

The […]

May 1st, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur|Comments Off on Economic recovery heightens expectations for startup businesses|

Student Loans and young entrepreneurs

For the aspiring young entrepreneur, there is no greater bane to his or her personal dreams and aspirations than student debt.

Already, there are clear signs that student debt have significant impacts on personal spending habits. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group reports for example, that “homeownership rates between 2003 and […]

April 29th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Student Loans and young entrepreneurs|

Finance through factoring, not family

For the aspiring entrepreneur, one of the hardest questions that must be tackled is finding a source of capital. The previous posts have covered methods such as crowd-funding and bank loans. There is however, one obvious option that has not been covered: asking friends and family members for financing.

The first and most important aspect of asking […]

April 24th, 2014|Business, Entrepreneur, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finance through factoring, not family|

Riding to success: Cesar De Alba

Racing down the track over a quarter of a mile on a horse galloping at break-neck speeds. For many, this endeavor would seem like a formidable challenge in its own right. Knowing that a $200,000 purse awaits at the finish line takes that challenge and elevates it to a whole new level.

To Cesar De […]

April 22nd, 2014|Business, Featured, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Riding to success: Cesar De Alba|