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Caution for Small Business Owners Using a Home as Collateral

Recent data from the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project revealed that 88% of privately-held businesses with revenues less than $5 million want to execute growth strategies, but they typically have lower levels of necessary resources, such as the people or finances, to grow compared to privately-held businesses with higher revenues. Eager to grow, but lacking … Continued

Top 10 Ways Business Owners Can Put Money in their Pockets

The Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted financial experts Jonathan Stouffer and Paul Salerno of Orange County-based firm Tax & Financial Group in a seminar on ways that business owners can cut costs and add revenue during tough times. Below are their top 10 tips: 1. Max out Corporate Deductions Talk with … Continued

Know Your Consumers First

Podcast provided by the Oomph! company. In this interview, Dr. Andrea Scott, Professor of Marketing at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, explains the importance of market research and understanding consumer behavior when conducting a branding campaign. Dr. Scott earned her PhD from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Emory University. … Continued

VC Firms Still Expecting High ROIs

Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or read the transcript. In this video interview, John K. Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which was released on July 27, 2009, in conjunction with a Los Angeles and California statewide economic forecast … Continued