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Why Cash Shortfalls Happen

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business. Although it may seem obvious, cash shortfalls are the primary reason behind the failure of most companies — once their cash flow…

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Quarterly Market Review Q4 2018

This past year was dominated by contradictory news of strong economic and earnings growth on one side and fears of trade wars, slower future growth, and rising interest rates on…

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Emerging Leaders Embracing Our Communities

If there’s a common theme I hear from business leaders, it’s how they don’t have enough time. This isn’t a blog about how they can find more time – they…

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My Calling to Serve the United Way – Honoring Unsung Heroes

I have been blessed throughout my life by the generosity of others. I come from humble beginnings, growing up on the southwest side of Chicago in a single-parent home with…

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Success Story: The Business Matchmaker

You know how it feels when something is just right? You can’t explain it, but it’s just destined to happen — it’s that perfect. Now imagine that you have the…

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Funding a New Business with a Franchise Loan

Two business partners are starting a family entertainment center, a start-up franchise location, and they have more than 20 years of local industry experience between them. We we’re able to help these business owners by…

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