Category Archive: Volunteering

Shows about the topic of volunteering

Feb 15 2013

Building Wealth: How Smart Business Owners Do It

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Are you passing up your best wealth-building tool? Chris Hurn, cofounder and CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation joins host Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! He’ll talk about when and why it makes sense to purchase commercial property.

Cash flow is king when it comes to small business financial success. Most business owners perceive they cannot afford to own the building where they operate. Others don’t want to tie up their cash with a big mortgage payment. But with property values and interest rates at historic lows, this might be the wealth-building opportunity of a lifetime.

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with Chris Hurn. He is the co-founder and CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a nationwide, commercial lending firm that specializes in SBA 504 loans for business owners who want to own their commercial property.  In his new book, The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Wealth: How the Smartest Business Owners Build Their Fortunes, he reveals how the smartest business owners build their fortunes.

Click here to learn more about Mercantile Capital Corporation.

Click here to learn more about the book. Click here to visit the Facebook page for the book.

Follow Chris on Twitter at @thechrishurn or on Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/504experts .

 

And Carrie is going to talk about one of the best ways for your employees to build leadership experience so they can advance. Volunteering can provide an opportunity to build leadership, communication, project management, and teamwork skills, all while helping the community. She’ll give tips for helping employees connect to important opportunities.

Episode airs Saturday, February 16 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Click here to listen to this episode.*

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Episode 38

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May 28 2012

Where to SCORE Some Reliable Small Business Advice

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Pete Rathmell, former SCORE chapter chair and volunteer counselor, talks about the benefits of SCORE mentoring to the small business community.

Have you ever wondered where to go when you have questions about that next step or even the first step in business ownership? Maybe you’ve been looking for a place to volunteer your time and your passion is working with entrepreneurs. SCORE might just be the answer for both.score-logoMany entrepreneurs turn to SCORE for advice. SCORE is a volunteer organization funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides free small business advice. I spent six years with the organization as a counselor although today they would refer to us as mentors. If you are familiar with SCORE, you might remember that SCORE was an acronym for Service Corps of Retired Executives. Their tag line in recent years was Counselors to America’s Small Business.

On this episode of Business: Engaged!, I take a walk down memory lane with fellow former SCORE mentor and good friend, Pete Rathmell. He was with SCORE for ten years and served as a chapter chair for Northwest Arkansas’ top-ranked local chapter. We share the struggles and thrills of mentoring small business owners who were standing on the threshold of the most challenging experience of their lives.SCORE is a great resource for start-ups but it is also a great source of advice for all phases of your business.

If you’d like to learn more about SCORE and get a mentor for yourself, visit their website at SCORE.org. You can locate a SCORE chapter near you to get a mentor you can meet with face-to-face or sign up for e-mail mentoring. And the new generation of SCORE fully utilizes social media so connect with them via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can find their social media links at their website.

Episode airs on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 6.
The episode aired originally May 28, 2012.

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Episode 6

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