Refinancing: It Makes Sense (Dollars and Cents!)

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about “refinancing,” what with all the chatter recently about historically low interest rates. While you may know there is no time like the present to refinance, you need to do your homework. Like the terms you agreed to when you first bought your home, refinancing is not a one-size-fits-all […]

Business Plan Basics, Part I: Why You Need One

Few things inspire fear in the hearts of entrepreneurs the way the mere mention of “business plans” do. But developing a business plan doesn’t need to be intimidating. Simplify.  After all, developing a business plan isn’t a “choice.” It’s a valuable step in the process of starting a business and it is necessary (if not […]

Business Plan Basics, Part 2: Essential Elements

Last week, we presented a blog post on “why” a business plan is valuable — be it as a means of proving your company’s mettle to outside investors, or as a method of providing structure and organization to one’s business vision.   In this post, we will talk about what is needed in an effective business […]

Keeping Your Financial House in Order

Your home may be nice and tidy, but can you say the same for your financial “house”? Just as the space within the four walls that is your home becomes messy if not for regular upkeep, your financial space ends up in shambles if you don’t stay on top of what’s going in and what’s […]