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Michael Manahan regularly writes articles and blog posts about business, entrepreneurship, careers, personal finance, economics and other topics of general interest. You can find those articles and posts at his website.
Raising Money? You Need to Be Able to Answer These Three Questions
The other day I spoke with a gentleman and his partner. One of them had purchased my book “Secrets to Raising Capital” and he had some questions
Credit Reporting Agencies are as Logical as Flying Cows
One of the most frustrating things we consumers must deal with is the dreaded credit reporting agencies, like Experian, Equifax, and Transunion. I’ve previously written about credit
Smart and Final or Dumb and Final? You Decide
I like Smart and Final. Its stores are kind of a blend between one of those wholesale warehouse operations like Costco, and your local grocery store. While the Smart and
The Real Story on the Income Gap
I wrote this article a few years ago but I am republishing it here because when I went back and reviewed it, it makes even more sense
Narcissist or Mad Scientist – Think Twice About Putting One on Your Team
Powerstar Energy Storage Systems (“Powerstar”) was founded by Mr. Dave Simons (names and details changed for confidentiality purposes) to develop and build large format energy storage systems.
Quoted on MoneyGeek.com on Cash Back and Reward Program Credit Cards
Recently the personal finance site MoneyGeek asked me to answer some questions related to cash back and reward program credit cards. Following are my responses. What mistakes
A Tale of Two Banks – Or Why You Need a Business Bank
One piece of advice I regularly give business owners is to find a business bank to bank their businesses and to get to know someone at that
Trade Shows are Back and I Love Them!
Last weekend I visited the Long Beach Home and Backyard Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. When was the last time you visited a trade show
What Difference Does It Make – Contractors vs Employees?
For hundreds of years human ingenuity has been creating new businesses and even new industries. Today our lives are made easier by personal computers, cell phones, airplanes,
How Easy Is It to Buy a Gun?
Is it easy to buy a gun? With the continuing debate over the second amendment, gun laws and the all out call by some politicians and citizen’s
Quoted on WalletHub.com on Business Credit Cards
Recently the personal finance website WalletHub ask me to answer some questions related to business credit cards. Following are my responses. How important are credit cards to
Taking Advantage of Low Interest Rates Dropped my Credit Score by 40 Points
I, like many of you, receive these balance transfer offers from my credit card company. I don’t normally take advantage of these offers because I don’t have