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Increase restaurant profits

4 Ways to Increase Restaurant Profits

While the stock market may be up, things keep looking down on Main Street. Restaurants as hurting worst of all as people often turn to eating out as the first expense they can cut. But this isn’t the end of the world for restaurateurs; small businesses in America are resilient.
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What the pope can teach us about business

What the New Pope Can Teach Us About Small Business

Earlier this month, the papal conclave named a new pope to follow the departing Pope Benedict XVI. After 2 days of deliberations, white smoke billowed out of the chimneys over the Vatican and Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named Pope Francis I. It was a big day for Catholics worldwide, but
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Jane Prokop

DailyWorth Interviews Principis Capital’s COO Jane Prokop

Principis Capital’s own COO Jane Prokop was recently interviewed by DailyWorth about what it takes to lead a company. Here’s what she had to say: “When I left my job at a big overseas investment firm to work at a growing technology startup, I knew I had to take risks
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How to get a loan, even when your bank turns you down

How to Appeal a Loan Denial

Your Small Business Loan Was Denied. Now What Do You Do? It’s the worst feeling in the world and one that small business owners dread more than any other: the loan agent at the bank shakes their head and tells that, though they’re very sorry, you haven’t been approve
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Boost Your Auto Repair Business by Fixing Your Waiting Room

How Improving Your Waiting Room Can Boost Your Auto Repair Business

One thing about auto repair businesses that often gets overlooked is first impressions. Your waiting room is the first part of your business your customers will be seeing, and yet is often regarded as an afterthought. Following these five waiting room improvement tips will get you mor
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Small Businesses Try to Limit Damage from the Sequester

After failing to come together on the budget, Congress has forced the government to enact draconian, across-the-board budget cuts earlier this week. Government employees will be experiencing furloughs and layoffs, but the repercussions will be felt in the private sector as well. Cuts
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Cash Advance vs. Small Business Loan

What’s the Difference Between a Small Business Loan and a Merchant Cash Advance?

Running a business isn’t easy. Taking care of customers is difficult enough, but there’s a whole dimension to your business that customers never even see. Inventories need to be restocked, equipment needs to be repaired and upgraded, and staff needs to be paid. There’
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The State of Small Business

The State of Small Business

Last year we asked our merchants for their thoughts and stories. After getting all your feedback, we compiled it into this infographic. Here’s what you thought about business.
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5 Ways to Avoid Being Cash-Strapped

One of the most difficult things about keeping your business’ finances in order is being able to have working capital on hand. Having money in the bank doesn’t do you any good when you can’t make change or buy supplies. The key to running a successful business is bei
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