Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why a Business Plan?

First let me unequivocally state that I think every business needs a business plan. I occasionally encounter people or articles that seem to state otherwise but when I delve into their thinking, we’re on the same page. They agree with … Continue reading

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Another IPO: Teavana

Hah! Another IPO! This time by a primarily retail entity that sells loose-leaf tea and tea-related entities named Teavana. (Don’t quote me but this name sounds like a mix of tea + nirvana. Hmm. Catchy.) This one caught my interest … Continue reading

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Pique a Peer Lender’s Interest

Interested in peer-to-peer lending? If so, here’s some advice on how to pique the interest of a peer lender once you decide to use a particular peer lending network. (For information on peer-to-peer lenders, view my previous blog post, Top … Continue reading

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Dunkin Donuts IPO

In another sign that capital markets are improving – and it’s not just tech companies that are benefiting – Dunkin’ Donuts went public today. According to the Wall Street Journal article, Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the parent company of Dunkin … Continue reading

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Inspiration Strikes Again

I continually state that inspiration comes in many forms. Typically, though, the best inspiration comes in figuring out how to solve a problem. The problem provides the solution. Here’s another example of how inspiration grew into a viable business, excerpted … Continue reading

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Partnering? What About Funding?

There are a number of questions one should ask before partnering with someone to start or grow a business. I read an interesting article on Inc.com about things to consider before partnering. One of those is financing. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

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One CFO’s Focus on Personnel

CFOs, of course oversee all financial and accounting matters. (They are Chief Financial Officers.) In addition they often also oversee the human resources and IT functions/departments. However, according to one article on CFO.com, A Man of the People, “For some … Continue reading

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