Past Issues

Vol. 23 Issue 7

The Good Goodbye

Unless you are one of the lucky few, or your business doesn’t have employees, you will probably have to let a worker go at some point. Being able to say a “good goodbye” to that employee, or as good as possible under the circumstances, will allow them to depart with dignity. (more…)

A Blueprint for Women’s Empowerment

As many of you probably already know, Kansas City is working to become the most entrepreneurial city in the country through the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas. To reach that goal, we have to ensure our community is inclusive so that all entrepreneurs can turn their unique ideas into reality and, hopefully, a healthy bottom line. Engaging women-owned businesses and molding city government’s processes to be a conduit for prosperity and not a paperwork impediment is essential to that endeavor.  (more…)

The Most Common Misconceptions About 504 Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan product is probably the best financing tool for small businesses acquiring commercial real estate. It provides long-term financing (more than five years) for long-term assets, requires a very low down payment from the business, and provides either a 10- or 20-year fixed interest rate.  (more…)

The Dynamic Duo

Batman and Robin. Sandberg and Dunston. Vaughn and Favreau. The reducing revolver and the loan sweep. Jordan and Pippen. Each great in their own right, yet legendary together. (more…)


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