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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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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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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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The Cheapest Way for Your Business to Ship

In order to deal with its massive debt, the United States Postal Service has just increased the cost of its services. You may have read about the price of stamps going up 1 cent, but that’s only part of the story. The prices of 15 separate shipping services have been raised, mea
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Win $50 from Principis Capital

Reminder: Win $50 Just By ‘Liking’ Us!

Just a reminder: we’ve got a great contest running all month long! January is all about starting 2013 off on the right foot. The new year is all about making resolutions to get in shape, kick bad habits, and turn their businesses around. But we’ve got an even better way to
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Read: How Women Entrepreneurs Succeed in the Midwest

The Huffington Post has just published a very interesting column from Lynn-Ann Gries, President and Chief Investment Officer of JumpStart, about the increasing success of female entrepreneurs in the Midwest. Getting your small business off the ground is as much about the environment y
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Introducing the Flex-Defined™ Daily Payment

Happy New Year from Principis Capital! Going into 2013, we wish you a year of great success! As always, we are looking for ways to serve you better.  We’re introducing a new payment method for our industry-leading merchant cash advances that will make it easier than ever to get
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Should My Small Business Try Daily Deals?

You may have heard about the popularity of daily deals sites like Groupon or LivingSocial and been tempted to get on the bandwagon, but is it the right move for your business? Sites like Groupon promise amazing things — like throngs of new customers who wouldn’t normally w
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