The Business Column

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Small Business Funding

Whether you're a small-business owner, a Fortune 100 executive, or a buyer in search of a new home, it pays to know the ins and outs of borrowing money. Too...
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Customer Retention

Your business is nothing without its clients. Whether you provide products or services, you won’t survive unless individuals or other businesses keep...
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Investing in China

Is there money to be made through Second Mouse investments, focusing on Chinese firms that have the potential to achieve a global leadership position in their...
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The Four Forces of Cash Flow

The problem with cash flow is that it lags behind profit for most businesses. Unless your customers pay you and you pay your vendors at exactly the same...
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The ‘Wisdom’ of Borrowing

Borrowing money is often a necessity for a growing and expanding a new business, but it’s also one of the least understood parts of business management. So,...
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Maximizing Labor Productivity

Every entrepreneur that is struggling to be more profitable always tries to cut anything but labor. But instead of thinking about cutting costs, why not just...
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The “Grow or Die” Lie

All growth is good. Bigger is better. All businesses must either “grow or die.” If you’re a small business owner, you might have been nodding along as...
Sandra Smith FOX Business

FOX Business Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith is an intelligent, vibrant glamazon of a financial advisor and one of Fox’s rising stars. Her passion for the trade floor is infectious and her...