Category Archives for "Elegant Finances"

What happens if you die without a will?

Not having a will puts a lot of unnecessary strain on your family in a time of grief. Why? Well let’s explore     In my last post, I talked about identifying, protecting and storing important paper documents and one of these documents was a last will and testament. (Download your checklist of important documents […]

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Searching for the pot of gold

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, most of us know it as an Irish holiday, we wear something green and drink a Guinness. But maybe you have also heard of that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?   The story behind this legend sounds magical and involves a leprechaun. As the legend goes, […]

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Three Tips to Overcome Fear of Finances

There is a lot of Fear around dealing with Finances, especially business finances. This prevents otherwise smart and capable entrepreneurs from making smart decisions or from making decisions at all.   If you are amongst the small business owners that are stressed out by money, budgets and taxes, then this fear of finances probably existed […]

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4 tips to avoid Cash flow problems

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners face cash flow problems. And all too often, they fail to notice these cash issues in time. According to Dun and Bradstreet, cash flow problems cause 90 percent of small business to fail.   Did you know you can have a profitable business and still run out of cash? […]

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The Business Finance Pyramid

On my search for a great topic for this weeks blog I came across an interesting article and concept from May 2012 by Bruce Sellery, that he calls “The Priority Pyramid”. He has devised a system that helps you out If you are having troubles setting financial priorities.   It is based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs that […]

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Goals vs (New Year’s) Resolutions

  How did you start into the New Year? Did you make some New Years Resolutions? If yes, you are in good company. According to statistics 45 % of Americans and 32% of Brits are making New Years Resolutions, I am sure it’s a similar percentage for other countries.   Every year when the old […]

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How to prepare to be an Entrepreneur with Jennifer Rohner

I had a spirited conversation this week with the entrepreneur Jennifer Rohner from JenniferRohner.com. Jennifer just recently quit her well paying corporate job in Retail Pharmacy and started her own business as a coach. She is a very organized person and loves to plan. We talk about her process of leaving the corporate world. How […]

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Other People’s Money: how to use credit cards wisely

Do you know the movie “Other People’s Money” with Danny deVito, Gregory Peck and Penelope Ann Miller?   It’s a film about a corporate raider (deVito) that threatens to take over a “mom and pop” company. The patriarch of the company (Peck) hires his wife’s daughter (Miller), who is a lawyer, to try and protect the […]

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Where to start when creating a budget

  I’d like to stay on the topic of Budget a little while longer …   I can hear you sigh 🙂   I might be beating a dead horse here, but it is really such an important task that every entrepreneur should accomplish for her/his business (and personal finances too, but that’s a different […]

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