Entries by Denise Pontes

The Secret To Financing Growth

Turn your business into a growth powerhouse with one simple insight. You’ve just received a terrific opportunity: The sale that will take your business to the next level. Nothing in small business is as exhilarating as a sudden growth spurt that comes from a big order. But after the thrill of the deal, how do […]

Hiring Strategies For Growing Companies

You’ve experienced it either on your own or through clients, colleagues, family or friends: starting a company takes courage and hard work. Growing a company is far more difficult. Whether the business is right out of the gate or in a more advanced stage with a few key employees, the time will come when hiring […]

What To Do When A Financial Institution Breaks Up With You

Few events are more unsettling for a small business owner than losing the financial support of their bank or lending institution. In 2013, a major North American bank ended its relationship with hundreds of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) because of a change in commercial banking focus. It was not an isolated incident. “There can […]

Collaborate And Create For Business Growth

Entrepreneurship is alive and well with 27 million Americans either starting or running a new business. Research from the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, sponsored by Babson and Baruch Colleges, offers a positive outlook noting that “24% of U.S. entrepreneurs expect to employ 20 or more people within the next five years, up from 16% in […]