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The Capital Masters Talks (No Fluff Stuff): Damon Gersh, President & CEO of Maxons Restorations

Rich: Today I’m thrilled to interview someone I’ve worked with and known for two decades. Damon Gersh, of all the CEOs I’ve worked with, no one has a better handle and understanding of work-life balance than you do.

What Is an SBA Loan and How Do I Get One?

Run by the Small Business Administration, an SBA loan is available to small businesses to help them access capital. The reason we’re looking at SBA loans today is because in the current environment, the SBA loan facilities are going to provide the most flexibility.

September 11th

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer   After 19 years of reflection, the above quote  comes to mind when I remember where I was on September 11, 2001.  I was in Manhattan walking down Madison Ave, heading to...

How to Get a Small Business Loan

Our Capital Masters experts recently hosted the first in a series of webinars. Titled ‚ÄėFinancial Strategies for Today‚Äôs Market‚Äô, Rich Russakoff and Bob Hernandez covered topics such as maximizing PPP forgiveness, the reopened EIDL loan program and the benefits of a...

Four Mavericks Who Did It Their Way

In 1982, I visited the beach town of Pescara, Italy, on the Adriatic Coast. I met an American on the beach and we started a conversation, he told me he was there on business. “There’s a clothing factory in town that had a fire. The Insurance company called me and said...

The Fear of Outshining Others

‚ÄúYou don‚Äôt have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.‚Ä̬†‚Äď Dan Millman Upper Limit Barriers sabotage our success or cause us not to enjoy our achievements.¬† During my years of coaching and studying the companies that made the INC 500...

How To Be the Best CEO

"A leader is a visionary who can excite others to be part of their vision. Great CEO's create, they don't fix." - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings As companies grow beyond "mom and pop" operations, it's essential to understand the crucial, continual, and evolving tasks that...

Applying for an EIDL Loan Is Easier Than Buying Groceries

I resist any business-related activities on Saturdays and Sundays. But last Saturday, I promised Moe we would commit the time to applying for an EIDL loan. We filled out the forms, which was easier than placing an online order at our favorite food markets. The form...

Great Leaders Seek and Encourage Feedback

Proactively listen to your employees, clients, and vendors. You’ll discover how much your employees appreciate that you care about them, their ideas, and their opinions. Ask your people these simple questions, and you will gain invaluable knowledge:

Never Let Success Get to Your Head; Never Let Failure Get to Your Heart

Over the years, I’ve coached at least one hundred INC. 500 winners. Most winning entrepreneurs love the rush, the praise, and the confidence that comes with success. They see opportunities everywhere, and what they don’t see others bring to them. And thus, a second business is soon on the horizon.¬†

The Importance of Body Language in Business

The Importance of Body Language in Business

"You can learn a lot by paying attention." - Yogi Berra We judge communication 7% by what we say, 20-30% by our tone and inflection, and 60% or more by our non-verbal body language. At the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, NC. I learned the importance...

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Dare To Jump, But Check the Water First

Dare To Jump, But Check the Water First

During a recent coaching call, my client said that he knew he had to let a salesperson go who was not performing and not even trying. I said that a salesperson who does not want to sell is like a mother who does not want to feed her baby. Yes, he said, “but I lack the courage to let him go.”

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About The Capital Masters

The Capital Masters was founded to help entrepreneurs secure the growth capital they need to realize their full potential. Featuring an expert team of financing, marketing, organizational and analytical specialists, we provide a full range of services to support business owners throughout the financing process, from basic pre-loan assessments to complete, white-glove application packages.