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What Your Financial Statements Can Tell You About Your Company

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You don’t have to be a CPA or rocket scientist to decipher the information on financial statements. If you have been intimidated or reluctant to take the time to learn to read your company’s financial statements, now is a great time to learn. Below are a few quick and easy steps to untangle the web… Read More →

Wani Joins Wells Fargo Private Bank

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Wells Fargo Private Bank announced Daniel G. Wani as a senior estate specialist. Wani will work with clients to efficiently administer complex trusts and estates. Based in Scottsdale, he will also collaborate with a personalized team of financial advisors, investment managers, private bankers and trust officers to provide customized service to clients in Arizona, Nevada, and New… Read More →

Home Insurance In Scottsdale AZ Goes Boldly

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May 25, 2012 by in Finance | Real Estate

Do you hear the phrase “turn of the century” and think 1900, then realize people were talking about TWELVE YEARS AGO? Then you think, “Hey, it’s the 21st century!” and the next thought that zips into your brain is “Where the heck is my flying car?”  Well, odds are you are one of those people… Read More →

Wells Fargo Receives United Way’s Summit Award

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Wells Fargo & Company has received a 2012 Summit Award from United Way in recognition of its outstanding record of volunteer engagement. United Way presented the award to Wells Fargo at the organization’s Community Leadership Conference in Nashville on May 3. Wells Fargo was one of six companies, and one of two banks, receiving Summit… Read More →

Desert Schools Honored For Community Service In Arizona

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, the largest not-for-profit membership-based financial institution in the state of Arizona, announced today that it has been selected by Toastmasters International and the organization’s District 3 Governor as the 2012 award recipient for community service and leadership for the state of Arizona. This is the first time Desert Schools has… Read More →

The 5 C’s of Credit: 
What Do They Mean To Your Small Business Loan?

5 C's of Credit

One of the most common questions among small business owners seeking financing is: “What will the bank look for from me and my business?” While every bank has its own unique criteria, many use some variation of the five C’s of credit when making credit decisions. Broadly speaking, they are: Character Cash flow Collateral Capitalization… Read More →

Understanding Economic Concepts, Applying In A Global Perspective

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Within the past few decades we have become a global economy, which adds great opportunity but also risk. Our global economy is affected by many more factors today and is connected deeply with other countries. How does this affect the United Sates? It can affect us in many ways. Before analyzing our global economy it’s… Read More →

Protect Your Business From White-Collar Crime, Embezzlement

Embezzlement

In a tough economy, white-collar crimes are more rampant than ever. A study by Marquet International, Ltd. on 2010 embezzlement data found that the average scheme lasted more than 4.5 years, the average loss was $1 million and two-thirds of the incidents were committed by employees who held finance and accounting positions. Whether you run… Read More →

Mobile Payments – The Pay Of The Future

Mobile payments - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

They’re not here yet, but expect mobile payments to change the way we pay If your wallet feels thinner in the upcoming months, blame your cell phone, not the down economy. Mobile payments, also called mobile money and mobile wallet, are the future of commerce. If they haven’t already, mobile payments will soon revolutionize the… Read More →

Psychological Impact On Investors Across Generations

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April 24, 2012 by in Finance

To say the least, financial markets were gut-wrenching for investors in 2011. An earthquake and tsunami in Japan, revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, and unparalleled challenges to the Eurozone rattled nearly all asset classes and strained investor resolve. But the market volatility we witnessed in 2011 was relatively minor compared to what… Read More →

Factoring Programs: Good News For Young Entrepreneurs

Factoring Programs
April 20, 2012 by in Economy | Finance

The lecture hall was packed, but students weren’t listening to a lecture; they were listening to what could possibly be their only chance at entrepreneurship: factoring programs. It’s an old — and often misunderstood — strategy for young entrepreneurs whose capital and credit history aren’t as appealing to banks as they should be in order… Read More →

First Job: Brad Preber, Managing Partner Grant Thornton

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Brad Preber, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, discusses his first job selling seeds door-to-door, his mentors and what he learned along the way. Brad Preber Title: Managing Partner Company: Grant Thornton Describe your very first job. When I was a teenager, I found an ad in the back of a magazine promoting the door-to-door sale… Read More →

Curis Resources Reaches Deal With Red Kite For $40M Loan Facility And Copper Off-Take

Curis Resources - Florence Copper Project
April 13, 2012 by in Economy | Finance | Tech

Curis Resources Inc. has reached an agreement with RK Mine Finance Trust (Red Kite) on the key terms for a senior secured loan facility and copper cathode off-take agreement, which are subject to the execution of definitive agreements. Under the terms of the loan, Red Kite will provide a US$40million loan with interest payable at… Read More →

Common Issues That May Affect The Cash Flow Of The Business

Cash flow
April 12, 2012 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Do you know where your cash is? Common issues that may affect the cash flow of the business. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “I am making a profit, but I don’t know where the cash is?” Many business owners tend to manage their business strictly from the income statement. An income statement is… Read More →