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Big Idea – Tips for Business Success

On a  television show – The Big Idea – they give many ideas on overcoming the naysayers (negatives toward the business) and staying focused on making your business idea payoff.  Here are five of the tips that I think we all can use: 1.  Develop an expertise in the business field in which you want to start your […]

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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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Sacrifice!

As I sometimes do (more often than I care to admit), I stopped in at the local bakery to get a cup of coffee and a bit of pastry plus the added bonus of being able to talk with the owner for a few minutes when the store is not busy.

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Illness and your Business

This past week I had the misfortune of witnessing a good friend’s death (at 62); attending the funeral of a retired business owner; and hearing of the death of a relative.  In addition, this year has been filled with similar news of friends and business acquaintances.

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A Golf Saying For Business!

As a golfer I’ve learned many lesson on the course that I often apply to everyday life and business.  Issues occur in both that we wish we could solve in “short order”. Having patience in dealing with these issues often causes stress as we would like to have them resolved  “yesterday”. Here’s a saying I […]

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Working Smart.

What happened to my daughter recently prompted this blog. A week ago, my daughter  attended a meeting with her Director and collegues to review upcoming projects and receive assignments to manage those projects.  She went into  the meeting expecting to receive 5 or 6 projects and came out having received 16 projects to manage.  Great for […]

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What If?

I received a dreaded phone call this morning about a business acquantance who died last night of a sudden heart attack.  In some respects it wasn’t a big surprise because the individual had suffered from heart problems for a number of years.  

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Startup America Partnership

Recently it was announced that Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, was leading a new public-private partnership to help fund and support small business. Startup America Partnership is designed to promote entrepreneurship  by bringing large and small businesses together for investing, education and mentoring.

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Change your game?

Changeyourgame.com! What a great name for a website and it’s for real. Only problem is unless you are a golfer it’s not for you, but what a great idea. What if you could “change your game”?  Just go to a website and get yourself changed.

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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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Filling Those Retirement Years.

There are many articles written about having enough money to live comfortably well into our retirement as well as about finding something meaningful to do after we retire.

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Build Relationship, Increase Business and Profits

I once had a client that had a client list to die for. Companies such as:Boeing, So Cal Edison, LA Unified School district, Jet Propulsion Labratory, Lockheed Martin to name just a few, were part of her client list.  Yet inspite of this impressive client base she was always coming to me asking how she […]

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Big ideas and plus 50

Muzak – George Owen Squier; Assembly line – Henry Ford; Electric Razor – Jacob Schick; Helicopter – Igor Sikorsky; Parking meter – Carl Magee; Microwave oven – Percy Spencer; Communications satellite – John Robinson Pierce. All these people were fifty plus when their inventions became successful

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