March 2011 - Police Your Own Business! Three Things to Watch for That Could Get Your Business Issued a Warning Ticket.

Police Your Own Business! Three Things to Watch for That Could Get Your Business Issued a Warning Ticket By Chia-Li Chien It was a sunny, early spring day and we were on our way to the North Carolina Zoo. While traveling on Highway 49 and enjoying the scenery, we noticed a state trooper. Su

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February 2011 - Too Much Lemon

Patience is not an entrepreneur’s virtue Chia-Li Chien | Dec. 8, 2010 Like most immigrants who come to the U.S., I continue to foster my own culture in my family, especially by way of Chinese food. When I first came to the U.S. at age 21, I did not have much cooking experience. Over the 22 y

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Twelve common mistakes to avoid when presenting to investors

February 2011 - Twelve common mistakes to avoid when presenting to investors

Chia-Li Chien | Nov. 16, 2010 I recently had the opportunity to be a mentor, deal screener and speaker for the 4th annual Angle Capital Summit.  Although there were specific things to look for as a deal screener on behalf of the investors, I couldn’t help but to reflect on an article I recent

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December 2010 - Where does the time go?

We all have the same 24-hour day. Chia-Li Chien | Nov. 10, 2010 Are you exhausted from working IN your business? Many business owners struggle to grow their businesses, but not because they did not have the right tools. Most in fact, have all the tools they need, but are not using them strateg

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Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

November 2010 - Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

Market Updates by Chia-Li Chien Watch small businesses grow as corporate spending increases. I recently attended Financial Planning Associates (FPA) 2010 Annual Symposium & Sponsor Expo in Charlotte, NC. I attend the FPA Symposium each year simply to keep up with my continuing education cr

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Wilder In Real Life: Saving Generation Y

May 2010 - Wilder In Real Life: Saving Generation Y

by Lauren Wilder This installment is influenced by some of the most fabulous young adults I know and their stress with being educated in bad job market.   Yes, I know it’s affecting everyone, but I’m not here to talk about everyone.  Our heads are filled with the American opportunity. Does

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Credit Card Debt: How Much is Too Much?

May 2010 - Credit Card Debt: How Much is Too Much?

by Michielle DJ Beck Determining when You're in Financial Trouble with Your Credit Card Debt Quite a few books and Web sites provide formulas for calculating whether your current level of consumer debt is too much for your income, but there's a better indication of too much debt. Debt is mu

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December 2009 - Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

by Kristie Leong M.D. It's the most wonderful time of the year and also the most stressful. The holidays may be full of cheer, but they can take a toll on your stress level and your health. From the pressures of shopping to visiting relatives there doesn't seem to be a free moment. Wouldn't it be

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July 2009 - Coping with the Recession

By Richard Morgan The way that it's standing right now, it looks like the recession is not going away any time soon. Back when it was first announced, many experts said that it would be around the middle of 2009 before we started to see a recovery, but now that the news has been examined and anal

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July 2009 - Wilder in Real Life: The First Job

Lauren Wilder As a new contributor to The P3 Power Boost , I would like to introduce myself; my name is Lauren Wilder and I like go by my last name. I am a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in English. Currently I am located in Kinston, a small town o

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June 2009 - From The President’s Corner: Get in the Driver’s Seat!

By Lisa Thomas I was engaged in a trial coaching call with a great woman recently and we were talking candidly about her vision. She had struggled with finances for quite some time and lost some of her passion and zeal for life, so she thought a session with me would impact that area. After ye

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You must have Vision, Belief and Action

January 2009 - You must have Vision, Belief and Action

In reflecting on the close of 2008 while embracing the newness of 2009, I asked myself how to bring closure to a wonderful year so that I could begin painting on a clean canvas for 2009? It is a great question for everyone finishing up something old and preparing for something new. Can you imagi

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