Tag: relationship

Don’t Tell Your Lender Everything

See Also: The Relationship with Your Lender The Dilemma of Financing a Start-up Company Finding the Right Lender Every Business has a Funding Source, Few have a Lender Mezzanine Debt Financing Don’t Tell Your Lender Everything I have been talking about communication and developing a relationship with your lender. A reader wrote me, “If I

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Damage Claim

See Also: Secured Claim Unclaimed Property Evaluating and Renewing Employee Health Insurance Plan How to avoid additional insurance premiums Third Party Insurance Damage Claim Definition A damage claim, defined as the claim of damages, to a liable or insuring company, which result in financial loss from an associated victim party, are a common legal concept.

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

See Also: Customer Analysis Profitability Index Method Segmenting Customers for Profit Five Reasons To Pay Attention To CRM Software Market Segmentation Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Customer relationship management, or CRM for short, is the process by which a company identifies customers based on profitability or sales, and markets to them specifically. By identifying the best

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The Power of Connections

We had a great time catching up with our friends at Stibbs & Co. at lunch last week. The power of connections is huge, and it is amazing how many ways you can help one another. Just by having a quick lunch, Courtney Sheaffer and I reconnected and shared connections that might help the other. In business,

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UH Entrepreneurship Mentor Program

The University of Houston Wolff School for Entrepreneurship is looking for seasoned, compassionate entrepreneurs to mentor a university student through an experience that has the potential to change both lives. The UH Entrepreneurship Mentor Program has changed lives. Every year the University of Houston educates 2,000 students in entrepreneurship. From this pool, the Wolff Center for

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UP Experience in Houston 2012

Laura and I attended the UP Experience in Houston 2012 last week.  For the past several years, a friend of mine had encouraged me to go.  I finally decided to take his advice and sign up and I’m glad I did! Check out this photo from the event of Laura with Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank…

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Working Capital from Real Estate

“Many companies own the land and buildings necessary to conduct the day-to-day operations of their business. Oftentimes this valuable asset is included in traditional bank financing packages as the cornerstone of the credit facility. As long as the business progresses as the bank deems appropriate, and all loan and debt service coverage covenants remain in

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Death By Networking

With so many people looking for work or trying to generate sales, networking has taken on a frenzy that I haven’t seen in over ten years! Everyone is trying to reconnect or meet new people. I try to meet with as many people as possible but I am caught in a predicament. Death By Networking

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Keys to Profitable Growth

Today I attended a speech by Thomas Ryan, CEO of Service Corporation International (SCI). Though Mr Ryan covered several topics, one topic in particular interested me. He spoke to what he considered the keys to profitable growth. As you will recall, SCI was one of the original “roll up” firms focusing on the funeral industry.

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