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The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners’ equity holdings – the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts – soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last year to $10 trillion. more
One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home-equity credit-line borrowings soared by 42 percent in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. more
What’s the “RAP” on you and your business? more
Here’s some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 – especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and mortgage insurance premiums. more
Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Knowing the answer could keep your business out of serious trouble with state and federal taxing authorities. more
With proceeds from a golf tournament held in June, Rhode Island Consulting Engineers recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to three undergraduate engineering students in the state, under a program that has been in existence for more than 15 years. more
In today’s hyper-competitive business climate, companies need to continuously refine their marketing strategies to ensure that internal resources are optimized and new business-development efforts are finely tuned. While business owners are usually on top of every detail of their new business efforts (i.e. how much are we spending to bring in new business this year), often the examination of the proper use of internal resources is lacking. more
Jim Collins immortal business bestseller, “Good to Great,” created a revolution in many businesses and an explosion in book sales. The book was adopted, adapted, taught, and implemented. In many instances, companies did go from good to great – or at least from good to very good. more
Achieving breakout success as a small business in today’s highly competitive and increasingly complex business world requires exceptional efforts to develop clients and customers who rave about your company, and are willing to tell others. Failing to delight customers is more than a shame – it’s a slow road to business oblivion. more
Many small-business owners would rather do almost anything than spend time keeping the books, preparing invoices or dealing with other financial and tax issues. It’s tempting to focus on the more exciting and seemingly beneficial things such as digital marketing, networking with colleagues, building a social media presence and simply selling. more
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