Community Economic Development Fund

A series about the art of operating small enterprises and the issues faced by the owners.

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Small Business As Usual 19-7, why borrowing got hard

       Jim Bzdyra

Small business owners might wonder what happened to the world where they could dial their banker on the phone and arrange for a loan in a snap. As CEDF celebrates its 25th anniversary, President and CEO Jim Bzdyra looks back over the changes that impacted commercial banking.

 

 

Small Business As Usual 19-6, emotions behind money

Corrin Gibbs Burke

Problems in business with money? Maybe it's all in your head. Corrin Gibbs Burke CFP®, CMC®, explains the emotional side of what none of us can live without, and how using archetypes helps us understand pitfalls and tendencies that interfere with small business success.

 

 

Small Business As Usual 19-5, what customers want

Nick Tarzia

Imagine racking up big debt and betting all on opening a small store only to find out the next day a big box competitor had come to town. Nick Tarzia, explains how he survived by finding out what his customers wanted and how it eventually led to success owning Awesome Toys & Gifts in Stamford and Westport.

 

 

Small Business As Usual 19-4, right place, right time, right customer

Richard Portelance

Richard Portelance, CEO of CareerPath Mobile, developed a great solution that users loved, but the paying customers weren't ready to adopt it. What he did next explains how to move your business into the right place at the right time for the right customer.

Thanks to Nelson Merchan of the CT SBDC for introducing his client.

 


 

 

 

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