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Priceless: A Chat with Gillian Blitch on Art and Investing

Posted By: Savannah Published: 09/17/2017
Priceless: A Chat with Gillian Blitch on Art and Investing

The world of art is so often glamourized and mysticized by entertainment and media—full of heists, tragedy, intrigue, forgery, and high stakes gambles.But the truth is that fine art, like any creative product, is made to be experienced and appreciated, and it’s important that we continue to engage with all the arts if we hope…

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Defeat the Beast: Start Prepping for Tax Season Now

Posted By: Savannah Blitch Published: 07/26/2017
Defeat the Beast: Start Prepping for Tax Season Now

Even if right now tax season seems like a far-off specter of the imagination, beyond the gauntlet of holidays between now and the end of the year, when it comes to filing your taxes it’s always better to be five steps ahead than one behind. Start preparing your books now, and make April 2018 as…

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Design Industry Revenues Up: Brands With Fast Lead Times

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 07/26/2017
Design Industry Revenues Up: Brands With Fast Lead Times

Weakness in the housing market was one of the primary drivers of a poorly performing design industry. In 2012, because of increasing per capita disposable income, both the residential and nonresidential construction markets began to shake off the dust and the design industry began seeing a new vitality. From the predictors that be, revenue within…

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Price Like a Luxury Professional

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 06/15/2017
Price Like a Luxury Professional

When just starting a new business, or revamping the pricing model for an existing business, one of the more difficult decisions is whether to bill hourly or charge a flat fee. It can be far less stressful if you keep in mind one overriding principle, you are a luxury professional and your pricing should reflect…

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Pay Yourself a Fair Wage or Go Work Somewhere Else

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 11/30/2016
Pay Yourself a Fair Wage or Go Work Somewhere Else

Your company is a business entity that exists to make a profit. But when you run the day-to-day business of your company, send out invoices, and create marketing material, you are acting as an employee for your company, not as an alter-ego of the business entity itself. Stop confusing yourself with the company you own…

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Single Women Pay More for their Home Loans

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/18/2016
Single Women Pay More for their Home Loans

If you are a single woman looking to buy a new home, you will want to read this. Even though single women statistically default on their mortgages less often than men, they are denied credit more often and get charged more for their loans. In addition, even though single ladies typically make larger down payments…

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What type of business entrepreneur are you?

Posted By: Susan S. Published: 10/13/2016
What type of business entrepreneur are you?

What type of business entrepreneur are you? Depending where your business falls in its life-cycle determines what you should be doing to help get you to the next stage of business success. Each day lenders work with a variety of business entrepreneurs and, no matter their age, experience level or type of business, lenders find business…

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Maximize Tax Benefits When Using Your Car for Business

Posted By: Luxe Pros Published: 09/15/2016
Maximize Tax Benefits When Using Your Car for Business

As a business professional you may travel a lot for work. Maximize tax benefits when you use your car for business so you don’t leave money on the highway with unclaimed tax deductions. It’s not as complicated as you might think. You can calculate your auto expense deduction on your business tax return using the…

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