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Assisting small business owners and commercial real estate investors with the financing needed to accomplish their goals!

Why take 20 minutes to listen to Financially Empowered with Ralph Russell?

As I thought about creating this podcast, one of the questions I often asked myself is "What would I need to offer listeners in order for them to take 20 minutes out of their week to listen to Your Business Decision?"

The answer ...Provide answers to areas of finance many of us struggle with. During my 30 years plus in the financial sector, here are the areas of concern many have expressed to me.

Saving for a first house, qualifying for a mortgage, paying for college expenses, managing the student loan debt that results often, repairing their credit, finding money to save for retirement, learning how to invest the money you do save, knowing when to sell your investments, social security and senior living planning.

For the investment real estate clients i work with daily, their concern is having access to the funds needed for their next project. What lender or equity partner is best suited to partner with.

With the rising level of entrepreneurs, their questions center on issues such as: How to write a business plan which will attract investors. What is involved in incorporating a business. Best practices for hiring, retaining and releasing talent. Raising the money needed to have a successful company. Where do I begin selecting the right healthcare and retirement plan for my business. Scaling up a business, dealing with the issues of a growing business. The proper metrics to focus on when buying a competing business. How do I maximize the value of their company when it is time to sell.

My goal is to bring you interviews with leading experts in all of these financially important areas to provide you with valuable content which will assist in you making the best financial/business decisions possible. I know in order for you to subscribe to the podcast, the content has to be fresh, informative, concise and something you may be able to apply to your own planning going forward.

I sincerely appreciate you taking time out of your day to listen to the podcast and keeping up with my blog posts as well. My plan is to blog at least 3 or 4 times per week, with a combination of written and video blogs on a variety of topics.

Please let me know what topics you would like additional coverage on and what topics matter the most to you. You can reach me on Twitter @ralphspodcast, email via or on Facebook or Instagram @financiallyempowered.

About the author, Ralph

My entire 30 yr plus career has focused on finance. The past 7 years have been spent assisting small business owners and commercial real estate investors with obtaining the funding they need to accomplish their goals.

For small business owners, I have assisted with arranging lines of credit, account receivable. purchase order and equipment financing, along with working capital.

For commercial real estate investors, I focus on refi's, refi/cash out, property acquisitions, financing for new commercial developments, fix and flip loans and investment property financing.

During my career, I have learned we all can make the best business decisions possible if we had access to the appropriate capital partner for each specific financial request and credit profile.

Please reach out to me directly with any question you have related to your business or commercial real estate financing objective. Also, you can let me know what struggles you may be facing in your business, and I will do my best to help you get the answers needed to get through the struggle.

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