The problem with peer-to-peer lending

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  Mark Gimein has an important story today about Prosper, which is required reading for anybody — myself included — who has some hope about peer-to-peer lending helping to disintermediate banks and get credit flowing again to individuals and small businesses. Prosper was one of the first companies to market in the peer-to-peer space, and…

50 Types of Trusts

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  Trusts can be established for a wide variety of purposes, and some types of trusts have more than one name.  This issue provides brief descriptions of 50 trusts.  The use of trusts has increased during the last 30 years as taxpayers attempt to nurture and preserve financial wealth for their spouses, children, and grandchildren. …

Determining the Value of Your Business

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  There are many approaches to take in establishing an accurate valuation for your business. Finding the best method for your situation will provide you with the best measure of value. Read more about Exit Strategies/Selling Business » You’ve examined your company’s historical financial statements, thought carefully about your prospects for future growth, and perhaps…

Franchising Your Business

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  Bill Nelson, Franchise Development Group, bnelson@franchisedevelopmentgroup.com   What is franchising? Franchising is a strategy for the growth and expansion of a business, in which the franchiser licenses to the franchisee, for a period of time, the trademark, operating & business plan and other proprietary information.   Why Franchise? In general, companies franchise for one…