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Commercial Mortgages Surge in Florida

Commercial mortgages have increased substantially in southern Florida from 2009 to 2014. Results from a study released by a Miami-based mortgage lender show that business loans in this category have tripled in volume over this time period.
Counties Involved in Upswing
In 2014, commercial mortgages that were financed reached over $11 billion. Three of the counties that generated the highest volume are:

Miami-Dade County at 57 percent
Palm Beach County at 23 percent
Broward County at 20 percent

Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County is located in the southeastern tip of Florida. It has the largest population in Florida, …

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6 Effective Promotion Ideas for Your Business

Promoting your business is essential if you want to succeed. You can’t just set it up and hope for the best; why would you sit back and expect people to come to you? You would get nowhere, fast! Here are 6 effective promotion ideas for you business:
Build a Website
If you haven’t got a website yet, you need one! Every day you don’t have a website your business is missing out. That doesn’t mean you should rush to build one. Websites take a lot of time if they’re going to be …

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Growing Pains: Creative Financing for Your Expanding Business

What happens when money and a good marketing plan get together under the sheets? Record sales, that’s what. But, many businesses can’t handle explosive growth. They need too many new employees, new equipment, and all of their money just went into a blockbuster ad campaign. Here’s how to finance that growth so you can knock it out of the park.
Get a Loan
A business loan is the most obvious choice, but a lot of banks won’t fund expansion projects unless they’re modest and you already have a proven track record. If …

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[24 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Tips for Networking Effectively Offline | ]
Tips for Networking Effectively Offline

Most people think that nowadays, to network properly and to form new, lasting business relationships, it all needs to be done online. And whilst there is a lot of truth to this; after all, online digital marketing and networking plays a huge part in the success of businesses today; there is also a huge importance in turning off the computer and actually meeting people in person. We’ve come up with some tips for the best ways to network effectively and efficiently offline.
Attend various events
It’s such a good idea to attend as …

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[23 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Brand Recognition- Why It’s Crucial For Your Business | ]
Brand Recognition- Why It’s Crucial For Your Business

When it comes to marketing your company, there are efforts that work in the short-term, and there are those that breed long-term results. Establishing and maintaining a consistent brand identity falls into the latter category, and is one of the most important steps any business must take to differentiate themselves from the competition, and perhaps more importantly, remain relevant. We live in an instant-gratification obsessed society, so unless you take care to use cohesive colors, designs, and logos, and maintain a similar tone throughout all your communications with your customers, …

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[13 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on 8 Benefits of Being Self-Employed | ]
8 Benefits of Being Self-Employed

At one point or another, a lot of budding entrepreneurs, like Steve Wynn, face the same decision: leaving behind a job that offers comfort and stability, but not the room to grow. Sure, there are lot of down sides to working from home, like never being able to separate from your office and having clients feel like you’re on-call around-the-clock. Luckily, there are a ton of benefits to self-employment, too.
1. You’re in control of your life. Entrepreneurs tend to be the type of people who love taking control. When you’re …

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[24 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on 8 Common Inventory Hassles and How to Fix Them | ]
8 Common Inventory Hassles and How to Fix Them

Inventory problems are very common, but they aren’t insurmountable. Here are 8 common problems and how to deal with them quickly and effectively.
You have Too Much Inventory
If you’re nervous about running out of stock, you might be tempted to overstock. Don’t. Start with a decent projection of sales and use your tracking software to help you calculate the rate of product turnover. This helps you manage inventory risk and reduce overstocking.
You Have Inaccurate Tracking 
If you aren’t tracking things, or you’re not tracking them very well, this will have a huge …

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[6 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Multi-Channel Integration: Understanding the New Age of Customer Sales and Service | ]
Multi-Channel Integration: Understanding the New Age of Customer Sales and Service

In sales, it’s all about connections, and not just phone, Internet, and remote computer connectivity. You need social relationships. That’s really at the heart of sales. It’s about people. With that said, you don’t always need to “press the flesh.” Social media is an excellent tool to reach out to people in your target market. So is email. Here’s how to understand the new age of customer sales and service.
Use Social Media
Social media is one of the best ways to connect with people. Facebook, Twitter, and other similar sites are …