Category Archives: Personal financial

Who wants to be in sales?

When you ask kids what they want to do, you hear lots of replies. Firefighter, astronaut, chef, ballet dancer (my daughter at 5 years old announced she wanted to be a “vegetarian” because she likes to help animals). But I … Continue reading

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Funding Your Startup

I’ve been doing “thought work” on updating our website at www.fitleasing.com.  The site is dated and doesn’t address how we best help our clients.  As part of that, I’ve been reviewing lots of information about start-ups, business funding, etc. I … Continue reading

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2013 Economic Recap & 2014

It’s that time! The annual year end review and forecast for 2014. Let’s see how we did last year, shall we? Here’s the whole post from last year in all it’s gory detail http://fit-biz4u.com/blog/2013/01/  Suffice it say, as a forecaster … Continue reading

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The 5 “R’s” – Referrals

I thought the day after Halloween would be a good day for a post. Today we’ll continue on the 5 “R’s” – this time on referrals. I confess, this is the “R” that I do the least, but it is one of … Continue reading

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2012 Economic Recap & 2013 Predictions

A year ago, I gave my 2011 review and 2012 predictions (after leaving my tryptophan induced coma, remember?) http://fit-biz4u.com/blog/2011/12/27/joes-economic-predictions/. Now it’s time to see how I did. Last year, I estimated that 2012 GDP would grow by an enemic 2.5%, … Continue reading

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Job Creation

I generally don’t promote our company on this blog, but every once in a while it makes sense. I started with this company in 1990.  We were a general equipment lease and finance firm.  For 9 years I worked for the … Continue reading

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How to pick good charities

If you’re a small business owner like me, you probably get multiple calls per week from telemarketers wanting you to donate to their charity. So how do you know which charities to support? First, not all charities are created equal.  A few are … Continue reading

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Mid Year Economic Review

In December I offered my economic view of 2012. I thought this would be a good time to see how my prognostications were doing. The short answer is not so good.  Here is how it’s shaking out. Economy.  After last … Continue reading

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The 5 “R’s” – Results

A couple of posts ago, I spoke about the 5 R’s. The first was Relationships, today I thought I touch on “Results“. Look – if you’re in business you can’t determine results unless you measure them. So what needs to … Continue reading

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Would you survive the Shark Tank?

I confess, I love the show “Shark Tank”.  In it, 5 venture capitalists are pitched a variety of business ideas and are asked to invest in the business for a percentage of ownership.  The sharks ask questions of the investor … Continue reading

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