Monthly Archives: June 2011

Killer Ways to Finance Your Business

I rarely promote products. Shucks, I haven’t even promoted mine here yet. A marketing guru I am not. Nor do I claim to be. What I do understand is finance and strategy..and operations. Does it drive the bottom line? I … Continue reading

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How a Lifestyle Business Approaches Financing

I read an article in the New York Times about a bicycle store owner and found myself inwardly cringing. In the article the owner complained about all the paperwork he had to do to comply with his SBA loan’s ongoing … Continue reading

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More on IPOs

I’ve written before about IPOs and venture capital. So that the majority of you who do not have tech companies do not feel left out, I am sharing with you an excerpt from an article I read on CFO.com. It … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Tips for Nailing Presentation

So you’ve made it past all the elevator pitches, general presentations, emails, and myriad phonecalls to the final chapter. Congratulations! You’ve come a long way. (There may be a few who jumped right to the final chapter but that’s rare.) … Continue reading

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Small Business Growth in Germany

As I’ve mentioned before, I am an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal. I read an excellent article yesterday in the WSJ that talked about how Germany’s small businesses are the drivers beyond its surging economy. Sound familiar? According … Continue reading

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Bootstrapping: Prepare to Hire

I saw an article on Entrepreneur.com about bootstrapping. I admittedly disagreed with some of the details in the article. Why? I view bootstrapping as a means of keeping expenses low and cultivating a laser-like focus on the business. That means, … Continue reading

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Coping with Rising Health-Care Costs

From the article, Five Ways Businesses Are Coping With Rising Health-Care Costs: Some owners have found innovative ways to manage change amid health-care reform, by Marcus Erb.   ———————-Consider supporting high deductible plans. An increasingly common health-care plan among the … Continue reading

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