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Tightrope walkers and small business owners

What’s the difference between tightrope walkers and small business owners? Not much!

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Yes…..but……

I have to defer to Mary Catherine Bates for this one. She posed that very statement in her book “Composing a further life”. All too often we “experts” will answer questions or comments from students or clients with “yes……..but……..” which implies we are about to modify, correct or in someway change the information being discussed. This […]

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Lessons From The Middle East

For the past few weeks I have been transfixed on what has occurred in Egypt and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East.  In looking at the demonstrations and ensuing chaos, I’m very grateful to be living in the USA.

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Business Rules?

I read an article recently about humorist Rube Goldberg who once asked of his business friends “Do you fellas have a lot of unbreakable rules?”. In today’s business environment the answer would seem to be “What rules?” Today the first rule seems to be “look out for number one” or “I got mine, now I’m looking […]

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Economic Hailstorm

Living and working in today’s ecionomy is like sitting in a glass house in the middle of a hail storm – noisy, a bit scarey, not completely safe, and when is it going to go away. Unfortunately, the storm seems to have settled in around us but If you listen to the prognosticators, we are in […]

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A Lesson From Golf 2- Don’t Focus On The Hazards.

  I was playing golf recently with a former National Football League lineman who is now a successful investment banker (even in these troubled times).  We came to this one hole known as the “black hole”.  It’s named this because many golfers lose golf balls here and the hole is very difficult. It has a narrow sloping […]

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Business – Contributing to a Higher Standard of Living and Quality of Life.

Business contributes to the standard of living and quality of life of all nations, regardless of political systems. It provides jobs, pay taxes, and contributes to various charitable organizations. The money businesses and its employees spend leads to the building of schools, hospitals, libraries, parks and roads. Businesses provide the goods and services you and I purchase and  wealth to owners. Each of these […]

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A Great TV Show for Business Start Ups

An individual I just met over the telephone passed on to me information about a TV show called the Big Idea that addresses the naysayers of business ideas.  It is on CNBC at 7:00pm and 10:00pm daily.  The host David Deutsch interviews and discusses principles of business success with many individuals who “rose from nothing” […]

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Big Idea – Tips for Business Success # 2

Here are the other five tips I promised you from The Big Idea. I hope these work in some way for you. 6.  Be passionate about what it is you’re doing.  This oftentimes will help you conquer various challenges. 7.  Believe in your product/service.  You can’t waver just because someone doesn’t like your idea. 8.  Aggressively get […]

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Are you looking at your business with double vision? Perhaps you should.

In speaking with today’s entrepreneur’s,  I often find, that many of them have started their business or want to start a business with the sole purpose of making lots of money, or enough money to live comfortably (what’s comfortably?). They really don’t consider what they want their business to become.  In my opinion you need […]

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The “Business of Business” is a Universal Language.

This morning I was responding to an email from a new member of our website who lives in South America. Suddenly I thought, it really doesn’t make a difference about the language or culture, the basics of business are universal. Given cultural differences, laws and regulations and education, the central theme to business is clients/customers, satisfaction […]

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Are you working your business, or is it working you?

During the initial stages of a business, most business owners concentrate on working their business, ie. developing a revenue stream, and spend little time on setting up operating systems that help them manage their business.   Without proper systems in place the business is working you, not the other way around.  Developing operating systems is a matter of […]

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Succession in the family business.

Did you “grow up” in a family business?  Do you own and operate one?  If so,you are part of a business venture that historically has been has been the backbone of our economy and led to the creation of giant corporations.  As the owner and operator of a family business you continuously face many complex challenges […]

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Just what is luck anyway?

  I just read what I consider a great definition of the word luck.  It comes from a book by Douglas Andrew titled Missed Fortune.  LUCK can be thought of as an acronym representing:  L = Laboring, U = Under, C= correct,  K = knowledge.  Think about that.  Isn’t luck really being prepared to recognize […]

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