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by Alex Loewenstein, on Apr 27, 2018

Did you know that you can take the pit of an avocado and grow it into a tree that bears fruit within a matter of years? Neither did I until, …

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Topics:Values

by Michael Burdick, on Apr 23, 2018

While there are countless ways for a business to fail, many of the most common causes stem from poor financial management. Construction firms are no exception. Underscoring these hardships, Bloomberg …

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Topics:FinanceRunning your businessAdvice

by Michael Burdick, on Apr 23, 2018

Income inequality is a major problem in the U.S. The top 10 percent of U.S. workers earn half of all income in the nation. It was the largest wage gap …

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Topics:Gig economy

by Michael Burdick, on Apr 23, 2018

Entrepreneurs around the country are launching dynamic startups that have tremendous growth potential without the steep operational costs inherent to Silicon Valley. Look at a few of the multibillion-dollar exits to …

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Topics:Running your businessValues

by Michael Burdick, on Apr 16, 2018

After an acquisition, it's natural to seek out ways to tighten the balance sheet and make operations more efficient. Based on my experience with private equity firms, this involves integrating …

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Topics:Gig economy

by BJ Lackland, CEO, Lighter Capital, on Apr 3, 2018

When CEOs of early-stage companies think about growth capital, they rarely think of debt financing. Venture capital has a larger mindshare, and a lot of founders are anxious about taking …

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Topics:CFO