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3 Important Things Your Vet Practice Can Accomplish in 2016

2015 is coming to a close. Now is the time to prepare for the coming year. With this in mind, ask: “Are there three things I reasonably can accomplish during 2016 that will improve my practice?” As you do so, … read more

SBA Lender

Thank You North Bay for Making Us Your #1 SBA Lender

With more than $22.7 million in closed loans this year, Live Oak Bank proudly claims its spot as the top ranked Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in the North Bay area of San Francisco for 2015. The recently released rankings … read more


Business How To: Claim Your Hotel on Google

As a hotel owner, marketing your property is critical to the overall financial success of your business. Having your hotel listed on travel sites is important, but many guests will also search for hotels online when making decisions. By having … read more

Operating Expenses

Understanding Pharmacy Financials IV: Operating Expenses

Understanding Your Income Statement Part 4 – Operating Expenses Having a solid understanding of your independent pharmacy’s financials can spell the difference between your business’ success and failure. While you may have an accountant whom you trust to prepare your … read more

practice ownership

Approaching Practice Ownership: Specialty & Emergency Clinic Edition

Many veterinarians consider practice ownership an opportunity to secure their financial futures, to be their own bosses and to operate their practices how they see fit. As specialty medicine continues to grow in the marketplace, a tremendous opportunity exists for … read more

Gross Profit

Understanding Pharmacy Financials III: Gross Profit

Understanding your Income Statement Part 3 – Gross Profit As we continue this five-part series, we’ll break down Gross Profit, a key component of your Income Statement that ultimately impacts your business’ bottom line. As discussed in Parts 1 and … read more

Live Oak Bank vs. Your “Local” Bank

As an insurance professional seeking financing you may be presented with various sources of funding. While local banks may fall within your geographical comfort zone, financing from Live Oak Bank could offer you a better alternative to receive the money … read more

medical financing

Capitol Surgery Center Goes Modern with Medical Financing

An orthopedic surgeon, an ENT, and a pain management specialist walked into a bank… How Live Oak Bank made it possible for them to relocate their ambulatory surgery center, upgrade to a state-of-the-art facility, double its capacity, AND put $350K … read more

american dream

Dental Exclusive: How Dr. Mark Lassiter Accomplished the American Dream

I am a post-baby boomer kid from the big city of Atlanta, Georgia, who grew up believing in the American Dream (and still do). My Dad was an IBM Golden Circle salesperson in the 1960’s and a graduate of Georgia … read more

Funeral Home Acquisition

Free Funeral Home Acquisition Webinar: Your Opportunity for Growth

Presented by Tim Bridgers and Jim Breaux For independent funeral home owners looking to expand, acquiring an additional funeral home is an achievable way to grow. In the past, seller financing was the primary funding option, making the transition of … read more