Business Fuel #105: Will Work For Chocolate

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In this edition of the Business Fuel Podcast , we talked with:

  • Tom Gazaway – Founder and CEO of Hawkeye Management
  • Business credit scores and profiles
  • The idea of credit scaling
  • Looking at credit as an asset
  • The impact of good and bad credit
  • Small business trends / solopreneurs
  • Top five places for getting a business loans
  • Formalizing the business loan with friends and family
  • Preparing to get a business loan
  • Top three reasons why businesses fail
  • The swinging credit pendulum

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Digital Zone 288: In Search of a Problem

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In this edition of the Digital Zone, we talked about:

  • Xbox One and Playstation 4 sales
  • Touch enabled PC sales down
  • Top smartphone complaints
  • Apple’s impact on smartphone market
  • Apple and Foxconn’s relationship

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Business Fuel #104: Bootstrapping Your Business

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In this edition of the Business Fuel Podcast , we talked with:

  • Ross McGarvey – Founder and Owner of Avant 8 a consulting, marketing, and design firm.
  • The Bluetooth project
  • Learning new business skills
  • Don’t wait for the handout
  • Overcoming the obstacle of “I don’t know how to do it”
  • No credit, no problem
  • Thinking and solving business problems
  • The problems with getting a loan from a bank

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Digital Zone 287: Relentless

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In this edition of the Digital Zone, we talked about:

  • The relentless website
  • Verizon toys with same-day delivery
  • Microsoft’s driver mode
  • Consumer Reports chooses its favorites
  • Facebook privacy options for teens
  • Pandora vs. iTunes Radio
  • PetChatz

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Digital Zone 286: Big Spider, Delivery Delayed

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In this edition of the Digital Zone, we talked about:

  • Blackberry says ‘Count on us’
  • Trump demand larger iPhone
  • iPhone 5s dominates the 5c
  • Cricket get iPhone
  • Delayed delivery

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Business Fuel #98: Strategery

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In this edition of the Business Fuel Podcast , we talked with:

  • Dick Cross – Author of ‘Just Run It’ and CEO of Battery Solutions
  • Business and strategy
  • Business and backwards justification
  • Trifocals registers
  • Strategy and clear thinking
  • The definition execution for your business
  • Thinking is hard work
  • The genius of Herb Keller
  • Up and coming millennials

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Home Sales ‘Last Hurrah’ For the Next 12 Months?

U.S. home sales in August rose to their highest level in six years, even higher than during the recent home buyer tax credit. This news came on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would continue to fuel the mortgage market, keeping rates from rising dramatically. Still, Realtors were uncharacteristically pessimistic in their predictions for sales this fall.

“We are getting early signals from lock boxes that show a significant change in direction in August,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, referring to the small key boxes that hang on the doors of for-sale homes. The number of times they were opened in August dropped dramatically, signaling a big drop in potential buyer traffic.

Yun claimed the jump in August sales was based on fear of rising rates. August numbers are based on closings for contracts that were likely signed in June. June saw the biggest spike in mortgage interest rates.

“That hurried people into making a decision,” said Yun. “It was the last hurrah for the next 12 to 18 months.”

Realtors say home buying today is less about the interest rate and more about the ability to get the mortgage. Sales are also hampered by a severe lack of listings, down 6 percent from a year ago. Inventory shortages are nationwide with some markets seeing less than a month’s supply of homes for sale.

While sales may fall, it appears home prices will continue to gain, if at a slower pace than recent months. Fewer foreclosures and, again, the lack of inventory, will prevent prices from falling. Borrowers are falling behind less and actually changing their behavior when it comes to paying their mortgages.

“For the first time since the housing bubble, consumers with constrained liquidity are making their mortgage payments about as much as their credit card payments,” said Steve Chaouki, co-author of a new study from TransUnion.

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