Credit unions providing alternative credit sources

Mar 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

For small business owners throughout the country, obtaining credit can still be a tenuous activity. To help fill the void left by the traditional banks, more and more credit unions are beginning to issue credit to entrepreneurs, according to


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Houston hires debt collection agencies

Mar 14, 2011 Kyle Duncan

The city of Houston recently announced that it would be going after those who owe it money by using debt collection agencies.The Houston Chronicle reports that the city has nearly $1 billion in unpaid fines and fees, and has launched an aggressive


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FTC announces top consumer complaints of 2010

Mar 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently unveiled its top consumer complaints from 2010 - with identity theft topping the list for the 11th straight year.The FTC said that it had received some 1.34 million consumer complaints during 2010


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Managing risk can protect business valuation

Mar 14, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Running a company can be risky business, with internal and external factors constantly threatening an entrepreneur's success.As accountant John Alfonsi told Smart Business magazine, the way owners manage these risks can also affect their


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Gold standard could return to Utah as alternative credit source

Mar 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

Lawmakers in Utah have taken a significant step toward reintroducing the gold standard and the acceptance of gold and silver coins as legal tender in the state, Fox News reports. On Wednesday, the Utah House of Representatives passed a measure


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