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Forward Look: Q1 Ups, Downs and Opportunities

01/15/2019

By John Olerio, Director, Senior Vice President Webster Investment Services [. . .]

To franchise or not to franchise?

01/08/2019

If you’ve ever dreamed of being your own boss, owning a franchise can be an effective way to start to a business. From fast food restaurants to fitness and spa centers, there are more than 700,000 franchises in the U.S. alone, offering instant brand recognition and a built-in customer base. [. . .]

5 Ingredients for Success from Five Franchising Leaders

01/07/2019
By: Ab Igram

Managing Director, Head of Restaurant & Franchise for Sponsor and Specialty Finance [. . .]

10 Fiscal Fitness Tips for Home Buyers in 2019

12/17/2018

As we welcome 2019, you may be looking forward to a new home purchase or refinancing your existing mortgage. So being financially fit is more important than ever. Consider this a personal training session, with tips to help you put your best foot forward when approaching a lender. [. . .]

Disaster Response for Business Continuity:

Being business-ready for any potential disaster should be top-of-mind, every day. Business continuity is about planning the actions to take in a crisis, implementing alternative operating procedures and communicating to staff and customers. You may never have to use your plans, but they will be critical if you ever need them! [. . .]

Small Businesses: A fresh perspective on short- and long-term success.

11/21/2018

As a small business owner, you balance the ability to quickly solve short-term problems while realizing long-term goals. That’s why we’d like to offer a new perspective on your goals for the coming year: Don’t plan for 12 months. Plan for 18. [. . .]

What’s keeping Rhode Islanders from their dream home?

11/16/2018

By Patricia Placencia Housing market conditions over the past few years haven’t helped—but one of the biggest obstacles is misinformation: Myths and lack of awareness of the home lending help readily available in our state. Let’s do a reality check. You may be surprised. [. . .]

Cybercrime and Small Business: How to Address Evolving Threats

That’s a common misperception: that cyber thieves only go after big targets, like Equifax, the Pentagon or, yes, Target. Those massive data breaches might convince you that your company can escape notice. [. . .]

Time to remodel? Upgrade your borrowing know-how.

11/02/2018

Thinking of tapping into the equity in your home for ready cash and tax deductions? Bear in mind: The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated deductions for mortgage interest on home equity loans—unless you’re using the money for “substantial” home improvements. [. . .]

Keeping It Real: Five Authentic Ways Women Can Lead More Effectively

10/30/2018

Today more workplaces are consciously striving to become more diverse and inclusive. Yet women are still far too underrepresented among our leadership ranks. [. . .]

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