It’s a pretty safe bet that if there is something that keeps a business owner awake at night, it’s a topic related to finance. It’s the driving factor of all of our decisions and leads to our success or failure. Finance relates to businesses in all sorts of ways, from the revenue we generate to the costs we incur to stay open. It affects our employees, even on topics such as benefits and retirement planning. Our stories this month feature contributions from respected industry experts to help guide you along in the world of finance. It is vital that employers provide insurance and benefits for their employees. This complex market can be costly if not navigated with a professional. Chris Lapeyre with Brown and Brown Insurance explains how employers can best provide coverages for their team. No matter your age, there is one big thing everyone should be planning for. Retirement. It’s never to early or too late to start considering your plans for retirement. Tommy Meyer of Meyer Financial group shares his thoughts on the planning process. Credit seems to always be a scary topic. Those offers for free credit cards always fill your mailbox. But be wary – your credit score is a number that you need to be constantly aware of. We offer a few tips for steps you can take to help repair your credit. Starting a business can be an exciting time. You have a dream, create a plan, and push it into reality. But how does one go from a dream to a profitable business? We sat down with local entrepreneur Al Hebert to get his take on how to start a successful business. Finally, no matter if you own your own business or work diligently at a minimum-wage job, everyone wants to learn more about how to actually save money. Jerry Ledet of Synergy Bank offers a few tips on ways to save and online courses that can offer guidance. Financial success can be hard to come by. But if you are steadfast, diligent and know the value of working harder and smarter, you will see the financial fruit of your labor a little sooner than later.
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