How to Punch Your Landlord in the Face on Your Lease Renewal

punch landlordThis guest post is by Carrie Wood, Co-founder at Lease Ref.

Commercial real estate decisions and lease renewals are typically only made by businesses every 5 or 10 years, since those are the typical lengths for lease terms.

Unfortunately, that does not bode well for the tenant who wants […]

By | March 28th, 2017|Business, Finance|0 Comments

Should You Grow Revenue or Cut Expenses to Boost Profit?

Grow revenue and cut expenses

The dilemma on whether to grow revenue or cut expenses to increase profitability has perplexed small business owners for generations. In frustration, many decide that they want to do both at the same time! Typically, this is not realistic.

The correct answer on whether […]

By | March 20th, 2017|Business, Finance|0 Comments

Should You Borrow from Family and Friends?

family friends

I have borrowed (and lent) money to family members and have lived to tell the tale. But make no mistake, this common activity is also a dangerous activity that can wreak havoc in personal relationships.

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s 2016 Consumer Financial Literacy […]

By | August 29th, 2016|Finance|2 Comments

How to Easily Raise Your Profit by Ten Percent


Most small business owners don’t charge enough for their service to make a profit.

They are afraid if their price is too high, customers won’t buy from them. They reason that even a small profit is better than no profit at all. This fear actually prevents them from […]

By | June 15th, 2016|Finance|Comments Off on How to Easily Raise Your Profit by Ten Percent

SoFi: The Beginning of a Bankless World?

sofi_logo_horizWould you say that you are happy with your bank?

It turns out that only 23% of customers are, according to a 2015 study by FIS. If you’re like most people who say their banks aren’t meeting their expectations, these statements may sound familiar:

“I don’t think my bank […]

By | February 3rd, 2016|Finance|Comments Off on SoFi: The Beginning of a Bankless World?