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Business Owners Get Financial Tips

Speaking to about 100 entrepreneurs on Tuesday, a small business credit expert found a unique way to show the universal nature of strong financial habits.

“Before you ever get a business license, before you ever sell anything, your home is your first business,” said Lisa Riley, the Delta Region Manager for Accion Texas. “Does anyone in this room not have (personal) bills? So you are all business owners.

“If you cannot account for your money as (an employee), then how in the Sam Hill are you going to account for your money as a business owner? You have to know every penny that you spend.”

Riley was one of the speakers at the Women in Business Conference held by the Small Business Development Center at Alabama State University.

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