Category: Recommended Reading

5 Awesome Ideas for Businesses Who Need Cash Flow Solutions

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Cash flow solutions always seem to be a difficult thing to achieve. Even a healthy business can experience issues with cash flow at one time or another. Below are five ideas to help your business find a solution to your cash flow problems. 1. Understand Your Worth You have a great idea or you are […]


How an Asset Based Loan Can Help Grow Your Business

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Almost any time you go in to apply for a loan, the lender is going to ask what you can offer up as collateral. While unsecured loans exist, most lenders require some sort of promise that your business is worth the money they’re lending to you. The easiest and most efficient way to promise this […]


Five Things You Should Know About Small Business Lending

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Business lending encompasses such a wide field that knowing who to trust can seem impossible. Whether you’re just starting your business or are a veteran of the business community, there’s always more to learn about business lending. Below are five things you should know about business lending to help you prepare for your business’s future. […]


Personal Touch Makes a Big Difference in Small Business Loans

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Here’s an excellent article from The Wall Street Journal exhibiting the One Degree Way and why we believe in learning about and connecting with our Significant Business Owners! Check it out: Personal Touch Makes Big Difference in Small-Business Loans. 


Recommended Reading: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

There are many, many books devoted to helping would-be entrepreneurs get their business started, but very few authors attempt to describe what it’s like to actually RUN a business day-to-day. The difficult decisions. The pressure. The long hours. And yes, the pure joy of it all. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is largely a […]


Recommended Reading: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

The visionary CEO of Zappos explains how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to unprecedented success. Make customer service the entire company, not just a department. Focus on company culture as the #1 priority. Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business. Help employees grow both personally and professionally. Seek to […]


Recommended Reading: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they […]


Recommended Reading: The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. One day he is introduced to a series of “go-givers:” and learns the Five […]