Public speaking skills

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If you’re like a lot of people, you’d sooner endure a root canal than speak to an audience. That’s understandable—and common; the aversion to public speaking even has a clinical name: Glossophobia. As a small business owner, you can avoid performing this particular job requirement (and for many, it is a requirement) for only so…

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Start your PPP 2.0 Application Today!

The federal Paycheck Protection Program has been re-authorized (PPP 2.0), allowing eligible businesses to receive either a second loan—or a first loan if they didn’t get one initially. Our online portal walks through the application process and uploading of required documents in a simple, straightforward manner. Be one of the first to apply and secure…

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Attributes of standout entrepreneurs

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Outwardly, you have all the elements in place to launch a successful startup: the capital, the product, the team, the location and the market. But what about inwardly? Do you have what it takes to alchemize all those elements into a business to be reckoned with? For many small business owners, the secret sauce is…

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Pango recognized for best value 2 years in a row!

Pango Financial is proud to be recognized for offering the best value among Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) providers in 2020 and 2021! The distinction comes from Investopedia.com, a respected website relied on by business owners, financial advisors, investors, executives and others worldwide for unbiased information. Pango’s ROBS service, our acclaimed DreamSpark® plan, lets investors…

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Tips for post-pandemic reopening

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Few small business owners have ever experienced a summer like the one just ended, with its lockdowns, phased reopenings, re-closings and associated uncertainty. But one thing is certain: When you get an all-clear signal (and if you haven’t yet, you will), you can’t just crank the engine and re-start the business as if nothing happened.…

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Keep tabs on these 5 performance metrics

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It’s an exciting time to start a new business. Many of the basics of our economy are in a state of flux, creating potential opportunities that didn’t exist even a year ago. It’s also an intimidating time if you’re just getting started. As you ramp up your new venture, you’ll be spread thin at first;…

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Get to Know your Target Market(s)

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You already know your products and services, but how well do you know your customers and prospects? Marketers have a name for them: your target(s). They’re the people you sell to—or plan to. They’re the people you think about first when designing your offers, your marketing and advertising campaigns, your entire business, really. So it…

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Small Business COVID-19 relief is here – Pango CARES to help

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On Friday, March 27, the president signed the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, providing a wide range of urgently needed financial relief across many vulnerable economic sectors. Most notably for small business owners, the package includes low-interest loans (4 percent or less) to help small businesses (those with…

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How conscientious are you?

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Of all the values entrepreneurs like to project, conscientiousness might not top everyone’s list. Sure it’s a nice trait to have, but maybe you’d rather be known for your laser-like focus, your never-ending enthusiasm, your can-do spirit or creative problem-solving skills. There’s nothing wrong with those descriptors. But to be perceived as conscientious is to…

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Learn to delegate effectively

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As a small business owner, you can’t do it all yourself. There are times when you need to delegate to someone who has more knowledge about a complex task or process, or someone who has more bandwidth to get the job done. But assigning separate tasks—or bundles of them—can impede your progress if you do…

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Assessing your profitability

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If you were starting an accounting or finance business, you could assess your company’s profitability on your own. But others might need a little help. Most entrepreneurs have significantly more practical knowledge about their own field than about number-crunching. That’s not usually a problem: you can retain subject matter experts to advise you on mission-critical…

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