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Posted by Carlos Blanco

I love my mechanic, Tomas. He was the former head mechanic at a major dealership here in South Florida. A few years ago, Tomas ventured out on his own. Specializing in German performance cars, Tomas employs his wife, son and an additional mechanic. The shop is small and customers come from all over South Florida due the family feel and excellent, reasonably priced work. The other day, I asked Tomas

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Alphabet Soup

Posted by Carlos Blanco

To this day, I’m a terrible speller. It’s all Campbell Soups’ fault. A spellchecker should have been standard issue in the can. Lucky for us in the channel, we have three-letter acronyms for everything. This makes spelling really easy but not so good when it comes to clarity. I know most, if not all of these, sound familiar to you: VAR, MSP, ISV, OEM, SI, VAD, SP, LAR, LSP…you get

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Funding Your Venture When Banks Say, “No!”

Posted by Carlos Blanco

Many aspiring business starters are sadly mistaken in believing that banks actually fund start-ups.  With no business experience and even less collateral, they expect a bank to open the vault and give them money.   If you are ready to move forward with your idea, you need to clearly understand your funding options and the challenges that await you. Raising money is likely the hardest thing you will ever do when

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