Boerne Business Monthly – February 2021

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Volume 13, Issue 08: February 2021

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WHEN & WHY TO TAKE ON BUSINESS DEBT WHEN DO I SELL A STOCK? LOCAL NEWS & INFO

Local Chef Provides Great Meals and Memories in the Comfort of Your Home


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Happy February everybody! This month we feature local chef Jared Campbell and his business, Your Culinary Experience. Campbell will create a custom, gourmet meal for you in the comfort of your own home. He shops, he preps, he cooks, he cleans up and you never have to leave your house – does anything sound much better than that? Read all about Chef Jared starting on page 16. Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Don’t forget to shop local and eat local this holiday. There are plenty of Boerne restaurants offering special meals for dine-in or takeout and our local stores have great gifts for anyone on your list! Supporting these local businesses is more important now than ever. Let’s all show them some LOVE this Valentine’s Day! Also in this issue Karl Eggerss of Covenant shares some

insight into when to sell a stock, Dr. Leigh Ann Greenberg of Annie’s Apothecary tells us about the benefits of nitric oxide and the folks from United Texas Credit Union talk about when and why you should take on business debt and so much more! Have a fantastic February,

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february contents 10

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08: finances

When Do I Sell A Stock?

by Karl Eggerss, Senior Wealth Advisor – Covenant, a Registered Investment Advisor

10: calendar 14: ribbon cuttings 16: cover feature

Your Culinary Experience: Local Chef Provides Great Meals and Memories in the Comfort of Your Home

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22: real estate

2021 Texas Housing and Economic Outlook: Safety Expectations, Increasing Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Take Center Stage Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University

26: health

Nitric Oxide Improves Your Body’s Performance in More Ways than One Leigh Ann Greenberg, PharmD, RPh Annie’s Apothecary – Specialty Pharmacy

28: loans

When and Why to Take On Business Debt article courtesy of United Texas Federal Credit Union

30: giving back

BEC Foundation’s Members Choice Contest

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When Do I Sell A Stock?

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by Karl Eggerss, Senior Wealth Advisor – Covenant, a Registered Investment Advisor

You bought a stock, watched it go up, and now you’re wondering when to sell it. For most do-it-yourselfers, that’s the burning question. When owning stocks, there’s the buying, the holding, and the selling. Sometimes buying and holding are easier than the decision of when to sell it. While there are several factors to determine when is the best time to sell, here are 3 simple ones. Taxes Number one on the list is taxes. Capital gains taxes are a big consideration when selling a stock or any investment for that matter. If the stock is held in a non-qualified account (individual, joint, trust, etc.), taxes can play a major part in the decision whether or not to sell it. For example, if an investor is going to pay 15% in capital gains taxes for a stock held over one year, that significantly reduces the rate of return. An alternative is to own the stock in a tax-deferred or tax-free account, such as an IRA, a Roth IRA, a 401(K), or any other tax-deferred or tax-free account registration. That may be something to think about when you are about to buy a stock. What are your expectations from this stock? If you believe the stock may appreciate significantly, a tax-deferred or tax-free account is a great place to buy it, if possible. Even though taxes aren’t fun, sometimes they can actually be worth paying. There were plenty of examples in the dot com bubble of the late 1990s where investors had large profits, but didn’t want to sell and pay taxes, only to see their stocks come crashing down and the gains evaporate. They would go on to say, "I wish I would've just paid my taxes on it." One other consideration regarding capital gains taxes is that capital losses can offset capital gains. With some proper tax planning including a strategy known as tax loss harvesting, capital gains may be minimized. Would I Buy The Stock Today? A second consideration when determining whether or not to sell a stock is to ask yourself would you buy this stock today? Take an extreme example. A stock has gone from $1 to $20. Would you buy it today? Forget when and what price you purchased the stock. Look at it with a fresh set of eyes, both

fundamentally and technically. Is the stock undervalued, fairly valued, or overvalued? All things being equal, if it’s overvalued, it should be sold. And, if you do sell it, where will you invest the proceeds? Another stock? Cash? A bond? This thought process is important before selling a stock. Percentage of Net Worth Position sizing is very underrated but extremely important. In other words, how much of a particular stock should you own as a percentage of your investments or net worth? While there isn’t an exact number, it’s an important decision to make. Think of a worst-case scenario. What if the company goes bankrupt and the stock goes to $0? If that stock was 1% of your net worth, you could live with that. If it was 10% of your net worth, that would have a material impact on your retirement. Perhaps you started with a stock that was 2.5% of your net worth and now because it’s done so well, it’s grown to 7.5% of your net worth. One could sell a portion of the shares to get back down to the initial allocation of 2.5%. This is called rebalancing and can reduce risk. Before you do that be sure to consider all of your investment assets including future contributions. That stock might not pose as much risk as you initially think, if you consider other assets that contribute to your net worth, such as your 401(K). While there are several other factors to consider when determining whether or not to sell a stock, the above are 3 big ones. Investing takes a lot of thought and should not be done hastily. If an investor is deciding whether or not to invest in an individual stock, seeking counsel from an independent financial advisor can be extremely helpful.BBM Karl Eggerss is senior wealth advisor and partner at Covenant Multifamily Offices, LLC. 114 E. Highland Dr. – Boerne 210.526.0057

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EVERY THURSDAY MARKET AT TUSCULUM 4:00pm to 8:00pm | Tusculum Brewing Company 236 S. Main – Boerne, Texas Tusculum Brewing Company includes a brewery, taproom, and light fare! They offer beer made in house, sourced wine, champagne and cider.

FEBRUARY 5 LIVE MYSTERY DINNER AND AUCTION: MASKERADE 6:00pm to 9:00pm | The Bevy Hotel 101 Herff Rd – Boerne An evening of fun, the annual MASKerade will consist of a live mystery show, dinner, and auction. Live performance by the Dinner Detectives of San Antonio. Limited seating capacity to ensure COVID compliance. 3-course meal with wine available for purchase. Silent and live auction with experiences and trips you won’t want to miss! Suit and tie recommended. This event benefits The Retreat Home For Children who provides residential and therapeutic care for child victims of human trafficking right here in Kendall county. $45

FEBRUARY 2 GROUNDHOG DAY FEBRUARY 4 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR SUCCESS PEST MANAGEMENT 1:30pm to 2:00pm Boerne Chamber of Commerce 121 S. Main St. – Boerne GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR AVA ~ NANA ~N~ PAPA'S ~ PAWS 4:00pm to 4:30pm Boerne Chamber of Commerce 121 S. Main St. – Boerne Ava ~ Nana ~N~ Papa's ~ Paws makes

FEBRUARY 6 BOERNE CARS AND COFFEE 8:00am to 11:00am The Dienger Trading Co.

210 S. Main St. – Boerne All cars are welcome at this inclusive, familyfriendly car show hosted by Boerne Motor Gruppe and the unique Dienger Trading Company. Grab a cup of coffee and visit with car owners while you admire their vehicles. THROUGH FEB 7 "THE BUTLER DID IT" Boerne Community Theatre 907 E. Blanco Rd. – Boerne Check out the latest production at the Boerne Community Theatre: Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a "classic whodunit" with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. Desperately eager to stimulate his cast to their best efforts, he has deliberately withheld the final scene of the play from them, but his patience is worn thin by the petty jealousies and romantic rivalries that detract from their concentration. Limited seating, reservations required. Masks are REQUIRED at all times in the theatre! $18-$24 Visit BoerneTheatre.org for Showtimes and Ticket Info.

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ribbon cuttings

Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce January 2021 Ribbon Cuttings

SAN ANTONIO COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL & DRUG AWARENESS We had a wonderful time getting to celebrate and welcome San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness into our Chamber with a ribbon cutting ceremony! The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness empowers our community to live a healthy life by providing prevention, intervention and recovery support services for both children and adults. They are located in 28 surrounding counties and here in our Boerne Community and schools. If you are interested in getting prevention services and resources for your staff or family please contact 210225-4741 or go to sacada.org. They office is located at 7500 US Hwy. 90 W., Ste. 201 Dave Coy Bldg. in San Antonio.

HERDX, INC. TASTE OF TRUST PROGRAM AT THE DIENGER TRADING CO. We had the honor of celebrating the launch of HerdX Inc.’s Taste of Trust Program at The Dienger Trading Co. with a ribbon cutting! HerdX’s “Taste of Trust” program provides traceability and transparency info to customers about where the beef they are eating comes from.The beef that The Dienger is serving is from the Dean & Peeler Meatworks and is able to be tracked from the farm, it’s travel path and to your table through the amazing technology at HerdX. They have created a groundbreaking and extraordinary product over the last few years and we are so lucky to have them here in our community! You can learn more about HerdX and what they do by going to herdx.com or calling (888) 694-3739. Stop by The Dienger today to try the tasty new beef on their burgers!

SALVADOR DOBBS GRAND REOPENING We had the honor of celebrating Salvador DOBBS Grand Reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Salvador Dobbs has officially reopened and we are so excited for them!!! With Covid laws the past year, Salvador Dobbs has had to shut down 3 times. They applied for a food permit, got approved and are now selling corn dogs, taquitos, canned foods, t-shirts, koozies and some menu items from Little Gretel to be able to be open and sell alcohol again! Stop by any day of the week (except Tuesdays) between 3pm and Midnight to have a nice cold drink and warm snack while supporting our local bars! Salvador Dobbs is located at 512 River Rd. in Boerne.

TEX STAR POWER We celebrated the official Grand Opening of Tex Star Power with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Tex Star Power is a full-service commercial & residential electrician with over 25 years of experience. Whether you have a commercial project, a custom home being built, need to upgrade your panel, have outlets that don’t work or just want to make a few cosmetic changes to your home, Tex Star Power is your electrician! They have the knowledge and expertise to solve even the most challenging electrical projects. Call Tex Star Power at 830-499-2559 or go online texstarpowergroup.com to schedule your services today!

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LIPSTICK & LOCKS We are excited to welcome Lipstick & Locks into the Chamber officially and got to celebrate them with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Lipstick & Locks offers full makeup and boutique hair services including cut, color and styling by appointment only. In addition, they also work hand in hand with client’s photographers. Margo and her team specialize in event hair and makeup, including bridals, engagements and senior portraits. Needing to get glammed up for an upcoming event or photo session? Give Lipstick & Locks a call at 773-301-1301 or register online lipstickandlocksboerne.com to book your appointment now! They are located at 1109 S Main St, Suite 203 in Boerne.

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Local Chef Provides Great Meals and Memories in the Comfort of Your Home

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by Lauren Stumberg | photos by Brittany Paul Photography

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What makes a great meal? Is it simply having delicious food or is there more to it? Most people would probably agree that in addition to fabulous food, it is also the company you are with and the atmosphere you are in that truly makes for a special dining experience. Chef Jared Campbell, owner of Your Culinary Experience, aims to provide those memorable meals to his clients all in the comfort of their own homes. “We offer fully customized dining experiences. It is all the fun of having a dinner party at your home without having to miss out on time with your friends or family because you are in the kitchen,” says Campbell. “I cook, I clean up and my clients get to relax and enjoy their meal without having to worry about ubers, babysitters or even overpriced drinks!” Campbell, who began cooking in his high school years has made quite the name for himself as he worked his way up through high-end restaurants in the affluent areas of Telluride and Steamboat Springs, Colorado as well as Vermont. He has also won many prestigious awards such as Top Chef of Telluride, Chef’s Choice and People’s Choice at Chocolate Lovers Ball,

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Local’s Grand Champion at Telluride BBQ Fest, Grand Championship Mushroom Festival in Telluride, Winner of the Bacon Competition at Telluride Food and Wine Festival and was even invited to compete in the World Food Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Eventually Campbell and his wife decided it was time to move home to Boerne, Texas. “I grew up in Boerne, my family is here and my wife and I felt it was time to come back to the Texas hill country. I had plans to open a very intimate restaurant in the area where we limited the seating to one group at a time and offered a totally customized experience. However, before I was able to do that Covid hit and changed my plans. Now, instead of a restaurant, I thought why not bring this personalized experience directly to my clients, right in their homes!” Chef Jared offers a variety of plans to suite everyone’s individual needs. There is the Family Style Service, which includes three options from the Family

Style Menus for $60/person plus the cost of groceries. These family style meals include an impressive selection of choices from Italian, American, French, Latin and even vegetarian cuisines. For a more individualized option clients can choose the Chef Crafted Service, which includes a custom menu for you and your guests starting at $80/person plus the cost of groceries. Each of the options includes grocery shopping, food preparation, cooking, serving and of course the clean up as well. “People often ask if I have a specialty or a style of food that I prefer to prepare. Honestly, I want to cook what my client wants to eat. When you watch the reactions of people eating what they love it makes the whole experience even that much better. From the beginning, what first attracted me to become a chef was the idea of cooking to make people’s continued on page 18

5-Star Reviews | HHHHH Chef Jared is amazing! Family dinner night was great, steak was perfect. 3 course meal from start to finish was tasty and delicious. Appetizer, salad, steak and side dishes were all very good and delectable. Everything was A+. I now have eaten two mouthwatering meals from Chef Jared. I highly, highly recommend! – Brandas A.

Chef Jared created and prepared a delicious meal for our 6th wedding anniversary! We rented a home in Gruene, TX and he came to us with all the groceries ready to go. He worked with us the week before to make sure we liked all the courses he customized as well. Jared is super friendly, has a great personality, and is an extremely talented chef with a superior culinary background. We absolutely plan to hire Jared again in the future. If you are looking for a special and unique experience, Chef Jared is the guy to call! – Chloe R.

If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience then Chef Jared should be your go to guy. The food was ‘ahh-mazing’ my husband who was celebrating his 43rd birthday thought it pretty awesome to have a cool at home experience during this pandemic & this met every expectation. Set this chef free in your kitchen, you won’t regret it. – Jamelle G. boernebusinessmonthly.com

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minds change. The first time I experienced watching someone come into a restaurant carrying their daily stresses and then saw their attitude change as they began enjoying the food that I had prepared for them, I was hooked! For me, cooking really is all about bringing joy to people!” Currently, Your Culinary Experience is available throughout the Texas hill country including Boerne, San Antonio, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Kerrville and Canyon Lake areas. According to Chef Jared, “Something fun that many clients have done is to have me come to prepare a meal for them while on a hill country staycation. Recently I was invited to cook a French breakfast for a group of ladies on a girls trip in Fredericksburg. They got to relax and have fun while I prepared an amazing breakfast for them. The possibilities really are endless, whatever you can think up, contact me and we can work up a custom plan for you. I have provided meals for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and even just a random weeknight with friends – you name it and I will do my best to make it special.” “As far as the size of the group, I try to keep it under 20 people. Larger groups can be accommodated, but do require additional chefs or waitstaff,” Campbell added. Chef Jared ended by saying, “One of the best parts about this is that I have made some really cool connections. Being able to learn about the people I am cooking for on such a personal level has been really interesting as well as rewarding. I enjoy learning what will make each specific client happy and then being able to deliver that to them in the comfort of their home. It’s not only about the quality of the food that I prepare for them, but the memories that will be made and that brings me joy!” BBM

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This Building has 2,317 sf of available Lease space with great visibility off IH 10 West in Boerne, Texas; Space could be split into 1200 sf if needed. Great location for Family Practice, Head & Neck Physician, Chiropractor; Dermatologist, ENT Doctor or Any Professional Service Organization, 12 Exam Rooms, 4 with Sinks, good storage areas, 2 Bathrooms, Alarm system; good signage available at $150 per month visible from IH 10 W Frontage road entering Booming Boerne, TX.

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FEBRUARY 11 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR SMARTCODE CODING ACADEMY 3:30pm to 4:00pm SmartCode Coding Academy 128 Old San Antonio Rd. – Boerne SmartCode is a Coding Academy for kids and teens. Learn to code and have a blast doing it! FEBRUARY 12 DJ DRIVE-THRU! 6:00pm to 6:30pm Patrick Heath Public Library 451 North Main Street – Boerne Black History Month continues at our library with a celebration of African music. The DJ Drive-Thru with dynamic DJ Bomani (Terrence Harper) will bring pulsating rhythms to you as you drive past the front door. Stay in the warmth and safety of your car to enjoy the show. They will sweeten the sounds by bringing to your car some soulfully scrumptious peach cobbler from Smoke-in-the-Hills! FEBRUARY 13 BLUEGRASS JAM AT THE AGRICULTURAL 11:00am to 1:00pm The AgriCultural Museum 102 City Park Road – Boerne Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, bring your instrument and play along, or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural! (Formerly the Agricultural Heritage Museum) This event is free and open to the public. GIRL WITH GRIT VALENTINE'S DAY SILENT AUCTION & SALE 12:00pm to 3:00pm 102 E. Hosack – Boerne Come see the most fun handmade mer-

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2021 Texas Housing & Economic Outlook:

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Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University

Economists at the Texas Real Estate Research Center have issued their 2021 outlook for housing and the state economy, a task made more difficult by unprecedented unknowns. “The economy could look different coming out of the pandemic as some changes become permanent,” said Center Research Economist Dr. Luis Torres. “Because this recession was caused by a health catastrophe, the recovery path could be different than that of previous recessions. Consumer and business safety expectations will play an important role in the economy’s full reopening.”

Single-Family Housing

The 2021 housing market will be characterized by strong demand with low inventories accompanied by solid price growth. Inventories of homes priced under $300,000 will be especially low, affecting sales in that price range. Price growth will be positive because of stable demand. Low-skill/low-wage earners were hurt the most economically, and they are typically renters, not homebuyers. Demographic trends, such as aging millennials and migration from out of state, will help drive Texas housing demand in 2021. Homebuilders are trying to satisfy demand in the lower price cohorts by building homes in the suburbs or outer city borders where land costs are lower. This trend was prevalent before the pandemic but has accelerated during COVID-19. Monetary policy implemented by the Federal Reserve, low inflation expectations, and slow economic growth are expected to keep mortgage rates low. Mortgage refinancing, however, will slow as lenders add more requisites and the pool of households able to refinance diminishes. “According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, 2.7 million homeowners (5.5 percent of all home loans) were in forbearance as of Dec. 13, 2020,” said Torres. “The share of homeowners who will be able to make their mortgage payments once forbearance ends is unknown, but we expect delinquencies and foreclosures, which have so far been kept low by government policy, to increase during the year.”

Apartment Market

The fiscal stimulus bill passed in December alleviates some of the apartment market’s issues in 2021. It included direct payments of up to $600 for every adult and child, and it provided $25 billion in rental assistance to tenants with unpaid or overdue rent. It also extended a federal eviction prohibition through the end of January 2021. The incoming administration is expected to renew that prohibition. The number of tenants who will be able to pay rent going forward is unknown because many renters are jobless, and the ability to pay rent depends on their earning wages or receiving unemployment benefits. This affects landlords’ ability to cover operating costs and make mortgage payments on properties. The apartment market outlook is worrisome due to the uncertainty surrounding the ending of the eviction moratorium and the dissipation of the fiscal stimulus.

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purchasing goods and services online, accelerated in 2020. Remote working took a toll on office vacancy rates and rents even though not everyone could work from home and the amenities some offices provided could not be duplicated at home,” said Torres. “Also, relationship-building and networking are difficult when working from home. These elements contradict the idea that onsite office work will disappear in the foreseeable future.” The pandemic accelerated the process of performing some high-tech jobs from home and of doing business online. It created an incentive for the building of more satellite offices in the suburbs or in other cities with lower density, resulting in fewer employees in central downtowns or other high-density areas. Employees who permanently work from home or move to lower-cost cities may face costof-living pay cuts, eliminating the financial gains from working from home or relocating. Retail was hit the hardest as some businesses were unable to accommodate consumers’ sudden shift from brick-and-mortar shops to e-commerce. On the other hand, the industrial sector benefited from the shift to e-commerce and the accompanying need for additional distributive and warehousing centers closer to the consumer. “Moving forward, companies will want to spread their risk geographically and minimize the impact of a local problem such as another pandemic outbreak,” Torres said. “Warehouse’s strong recent demand could lead to some overbuilding in the future, driven by increasing investor interest in the sector.” During and after 2Q2021, commercial real estate will benefit from the federal government stimulus enacted during the final days of 2020 and the wide distribution of the vaccines. Based on these expectations, office occupancy will probably not improve significantly until the second half of 2021 when employees could start returning to the office safely. Only then will the effects of remote working be apparent to the office sector. Still, the office market has been exposed to some pervasive underlying changes


in the work environment that are not yet fully evident. Given the longer-term nature of office leases, the pandemic’s full impact on the market may not be evident for a couple of years. “Retail will probably continue to consolidate/contract in 2021. Retail that is more convenient, attractive, pleasing, engaging, or even entertaining may flourish,” said Torres. Industrial will continue to benefit from e-commerce growth during 2021.

Oil and Gas

Oil and natural gas demand is expected to recover in 2021 as the global and U.S. economies rebound from the pandemic. Oil prices could be higher than $50 per barrel because of improvements in economic activity. However, prices in the $50-$60 range will not be enough to create significant employment gains or overall economic improvement. In addition, the incoming administration’s clean energy policy will be a major headwind for the industry. As it did in the commercial sector, COVID-19 accelerated trends already prevalent in the energy sector and will affect future industry growth and employment. These trends include the rise in environmentally and socially responsible investing and consolidation in a low-price environment.

Rural Land

In 2021, the Center expects: • overall land prices to increase by 5 percent or more; • the number of sales to increase by 10 percent; • total dollar sales volume to increase by 12 percent; and • small properties to sell well. Due to stress in the oil and gas industry, Far West Texas markets might not be included in the expansion.

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STARTING FEBRUARY 16 FREE TAX ASSISTANCE Mondays - Wednesdays: 10:00am to 5:00pm Patrick Heath Public Library Community Room 451 North Main Street – Boerne The AARP Tax Experts will be on hand once again to assist with taxes. This is open to everyone. They will be at the Library Mondays through Wednesdays, beginning February 16th and running through April 14th. Their hours on site will be 10am to 5 pm. Appointments are required. Please call the Library to make an appointment: 830-249-3053. FEBRUARY 18 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR LET'S PAINT Y'ALL! 11:30am to 12:00pm Boerne Chamber of Commerce 121 S. Main St. – Boerne LET'S PAINT, Y'ALL offers mobile and virtual painting parties! They bring the party to you at any location like homes, churches, HOA's, restaurants, bars, wineries, etc. LIVE! AT THE LIBRARY 7:00pm to 9:00pm Online Program via Facebook Live Live! At the Library will be livestreamed via Facebook this month. Tune in to the Patrick Heath Public Library Facebook page and enjoy live music right in your own home! Austin artist Anthony Garcia is the featured musical guest for the evening. He is a songwriter, guitarist, and classically trained pianist. FEBRUARY 20 DOG AND PONY CAR SHOW 1:00pm to 5:00pm Dog and Pony Grill 1481 S. Main St. – Boerne Enjoy an afternoon filled with cool cars and tasty food. Register vehicles online in advance for free.

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Taking on debt can be an inevitable step for many businesses. A loan or a line of credit can provide a struggling business with the cash it needs to expand or fund a new venture. As with every financial move, though, it is best to consider all angles before going ahead with the decision. Here is what you need to know about when and why it can make sense to take on business debt: When is it a good idea to take on business debt? Businesses can benefit from taking out loans or opening new lines of credit under these circumstances: When seeking resources to help grow the business It takes money to make money, and a small business loan can help business owners pay for an expansion when they do not have the current resources to fund it on their own. The funds can help broaden the company’s line of products or services, pay for a move to a larger location, fund a marketing campaign or hire additional staff. Before taking on debt for this purpose, it is important for a business to first measure the anticipated return on investment (ROI) for the debt. The ROI for taking on new debt needs to exceed its post-tax interest costs for the debt to be profitable for the business. For example, if a business takes out a loan to pay for new equipment costing $10,000 that will enable it to sign a $20,000 contract, it needs to ensure that a loan won’t cost them more than $10,000 in interest and other fees. Otherwise, the business will not stand to gain from taking on new debt. The profit margin also needs to be generous enough for it to be worth it for the business. If the final gain is minimal, the business owner may be better off investing energy in another lowercost endeavor. When trying to build credit Opening a small loan or a line of credit can be a great way to build

a business credit profile. It can also strengthen financial institution relationships. Small loans and lines of credit can help a business prove it is responsible and trustworthy for repaying debts. This will open the doors to larger loans that may be needed in the future. When taking on debt for this reason, it is important for a business to run the numbers and to be sure it can handle the monthly payments, even before the anticipated boost in revenue. If a company cannot meet its monthly payments, taking on new debt can wind up doing more harm than good to its credit. Why is business debt often a preferred source of funds? Businesses in need of extra cash can choose from several options. Primarily, a business can decide to sell company equity, open a small business loan or a line of credit. Here’s why debt can be a preferred source of funds for businesses: It has lower financing costs. Unlike equity, debt is limited. Once the loan is paid back, the business owner can forget it ever existed. On the flip side, selling equity in a company generally means forking over a part of the profit for as long as the business exists. (It is important to note, though, that debt has fixed repayment costs as opposed to equity stakes, which are determined as a percentage of the company’s profit. This means a business owner will need to pay back debt regardless of the company’s success.) Business debt provides tax advantages. Business debt can decrease a company’s tax liability by lowering its equity base. As a bonus, interest on business loans and lines of credit are usually tax-deductible. It mitigates risk. Taking on debt to access funds, instead of selling equity, lowers the company’s risk if the business fails.BBM

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