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August 13, 2019

Research has created a road map for all runners – and artists, chess players, rock climbers, etc. – who seek the exhilaration you feel when completely absorbed in the pursuit of something difficult. So exactly how do you reach “the zone”?

  • Focus externally on the task – what note comes next in the composition or what slim edge to grip on the rock face – and don’t fret about what other people are thinking or whether your body is moving perfectly.
  • Confidence is essential or “expecting good things to happen.” Often confidence requires believing that a talent is learnable rather than innate. Researchers believe “positive feedback is absolutely critical.” Negative motivation does not work, including the messages we send to ourselves.
  • Embrace autonomy. Choosing when you want feedback or instruction, such as one more demonstration of a dance move, helps you perform better. The simple act of choosing is empowering.
  • Don’t analyze what you’re doing. Quiet your mind.
  • Prepare so you have less to think about. For example, most artists sketch out a drawing before formally composing it.
  • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE to transcend both boredom and anxiety. More expertise helps you to obtain “flow.”

SOURCE: Washington Post, 4/11/19

So you’ve started your own company. Congratulations! Here’s a little advice I wish I’d been given when I was starting out:    1. Cash is King. It doesn’t matter how many customers you have, if they don’t pay you in a timely manner, you may not be able to pay your bills. According to the Small Business Administration, half of all start-ups fail within their first five years, primarily because they run out of cash.    2. Income is lumpy, expenses are not. Rent, payroll, taxes, utilities, loan payments and cre
August 15, 2015

So you’ve started your own company. Congratulations! Here’s a little advice if you are starting out:

1. Cash is King. It doesn’t matter how many customers you have, if they don’t pay you in a timely manner, you may not be able to pay your bills. According to the Small Business Administration, half of all start-ups fail within their first five years, primarily because they run out of cash.

 

When I got turned down for a business loan, I’ll admit I was a little hot under the collar. I may have said some things I didn’t mean, and meant a few I didn’t say. One thing I meant, and was about to do, was transfer all my deposits to another bank.  It’s pretty much the same all over these days when it comes to loans. Banks are limited in what they can and can’t do. But my banker went above and beyond to show me that she valued me as a customer. And her customer service saved the relationship.  So what wa
August 11, 2015

When I got turned down for a business loan, I’ll admit I was a little hot under the collar. I may have said some things I didn’t mean, and meant a few I didn’t say. One thing I meant, and was about to do, was transfer all my deposits to another bank.

It’s pretty much the same all over these days when it comes to loans. Banks are limited in what they can and can’t do. But my banker went above and beyond to show me that she valued me as a...

You’ve done the work. Why wait to get paid, when there are people out there willing to give you cash today for your customers’ promises to pay in 30, 60 or even 90 days.  Selling invoices for cash, how cool is that? Pretty darn . . .  Here’s the deal. TBS Capital Funding buys your customer invoices at a discount, giving you cash in exchange. They take the risk. You take their money to the bank – debt free – regardless of your credit history. It’s called non-recourse factoring, and it’s a pretty sweet deal.
August 09, 2015

You’ve done the work. Why wait to get paid, when there are people out there willing to give you cash today for your customers’ promises to pay in 30, 60 or even 90 days.

Selling invoices for cash, how cool is that? Pretty darn . . .

In this era of Internet commerce, electronic deposits and remote deposit capture, customers expect businesses to fill their orders yesterday. So why should businesses wait 30 days, or more, to get paid?  Business is good, but with all your money either tied up in inventory or awaiting customer payment, you may find yourself with a cash gap. It’s probably not a big gap. Most small businesses could make do with $50,000, or less. But it’s big enough to lose sleep over, especially with payroll, or a tax deadlin
July 25, 2015

In this era of Internet commerce, electronic deposits and remote deposit capture, customers expect businesses to fill their orders yesterday. So why should businesses wait 30 days, or more, to get paid?

Business is good, but with all your money either tied up in inventory or awaiting customer payment, you may find yourself with a cash gap. It’s probably not a big gap. Most small businesses could make do with $50,000, or less. But it’s big enough to lose sleep over,...

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