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How to Ensure a Successful Hotel Construction Project

Before any successful commercial hotel construction project begins, an “A Team” should be assembled: lender, architect, and contractor. The team works together with the owner to ensure a successful project and supports the owner in decision-making. Some critical elements of … read more

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Understanding Pharmacy Financials I: Revenues

  As an independent pharmacy owner, you likely wear many hats. With the number of responsibilities in your day, you may wonder why adding “accountant” to the list is necessary. However, understanding your Income Statement can help you more effectively … read more


Adiós Prohibition! It’s Time to Expand Your Distillery

The recently passed California Craft Distillers Act of 2015 signals a welcomed end to prohibition era laws and ushers in the same modern growth privileges that wineries and breweries have enjoyed for years. Effective January 1, 2016, the California law … read more


The Best Tips for a Successful Insurance Agency Acquisition

Acquiring an agency or book of business can be an exciting and stressful time for an agency owner. Entering into this growth plan with strategic thought can offer great success in enhancing revenues and overall portfolio size. Consider the following … read more

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Acquisition Financing: Benefits for the Buyer and Seller

Acquisition Financing The death care industry has experienced an increase in consolidation and acquisitions in the past decade. In the 1970’s, nearly 100% of funeral homes were privately owned. Today, that number has dropped to 85%.1 This trend is likely … read more

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Big Splash in the Sonoma County Beer Industry

The guys at HenHouse Brewing in Petaluma, CA, recently finalized plans to move their brewery operations to Santa Rosa, expand their facility, and add a new taproom all thanks to unique financing obtained from Live Oak Bank. The Small Business … read more

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Dr. Leary Achieves Her Dental Practice Dreams

Customer Spotlight: Dr.Leary “My desire to become a dentist began in high school, and this desire grew while learning more about dentistry throughout college. I received my BS in Biology from Spelman College and my DDS from The University of … read more

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Yoga for Dentists

Yoga for Dentists by Dr. David Hennington, DDS via Dental professionals face unique physical, mental, and emotional challenges each day. These challenges can create discord and imbalance, especially when they’re combined. Contorting our bodies in order to gain better … read more

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Pharmacy Podcast: The Leonard Lynskey Interview

Listen to our latest Podcast interview with pharmacy owner and operator, Leonard Lynskey, CEO of Complete Pharmacy Care, as he describes his business and working with Live Oak Bank. You can also find it here.  

Hotel Business Owners

Preparing for the Cycle Shift: 2015 Hotel Business Roundtable

By Matthew Marin via BALTIMORE—A panel of industry experts discussed the industry’s five-year horizon during the 2015 Hotel Business Owners & Developers Executive Roundtable, “Hot Tactics for Cooler Times: Prepping for the Cycle Shift.” The executive series was held Aug. … read more