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Do You Bother Planning When You Can’t?

Owning a business these days is an exercise in uncertainty. Sure we’re slightly better informed than we were last summer, but we still face a lot of unknowns when it comes to how things will play out this year. That’s a challenging situation on a personal basis, but it’s a huge issue for a business […]

6 Best Practices for Small-Business Success

This is a guest post from Gloria Martinez (see bio at the end) – thanks Gloria! The minutiae of making sure your small business stays in the black and the challenges of getting into the minds and hearts of your target customers are vast, but there are several key ideas that successful entrepreneurs swear by. […]

Winners, Losers, and Leaders

Let’s face it, no one wants to lose.   Yet every great competition has a winner and loser.  Every year even the best of the best sports teams ultimately crowns only one champion and the runner-up becomes the first place loser.  That’s the cold reality of it.  But the good teams understand the process, that even […]

Business Value Drivers Buyers Look For

This is a guest post from Chris Buono (see bio at end) – thanks Chris for sharing some great info…: Each year, roughly 10,000 businesses change ownership. Those 10,000 represent only 20% of the businesses listed for sale. That means about 40,000 businesses fail to sell. Which such poor odds and stiff competition, what can […]

Legacy and Impact? Do you focus on these?

When we talk about business growth or business success, it’s often in terms of revenue, or profits. And that makes sense, you don’t have a business if you aren’t making money. But the reality is that most business owners want more than that. They want to make an impact and they want to leave a […]

How to Navigate Divorce in Your Family Business

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see bio at the end) – a difficult topic, but one that’s worth thinking about for a lot of business owners. Divorce is sure to change your life on many fronts, especially if you own a family business with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. A family business is difficult […]