Monthly Archives: September 2012

Exploiting a Niche

I was at a recent dinner party for a nonprofit Board I was invited to join. (And I did. ) One of the attendees was talking about how he exploited the student housing niche over the last 2-3 decades. He … Continue reading

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Liens Are One Way to Protect a Contractor’s Right to Payment

As the primary contractor or a subcontractor or materialman, getting the construction or supply contract is the first order of business. The second? Ensuring you get paid. Without either, your business will wither and die. Properly structuring your contract is … Continue reading

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Steps to Crowdfunding

Due to the inherent risk of an unproven venture, business start-ups rarely garner the support of the banking or investment community. However, if you can induce one group of individuals or one company to invest or lend, you can typically … Continue reading

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Business Owners Delaying Retirement

According to a WSJ article, more business owners are delaying retirement because they can’t sell their companies for what they need to comfortably retire. I ask you, when did that become the valuation criteria? I say over and over (and … Continue reading

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Rains are Necessary

I am sitting outside Staples waiting for the rain to abate. What’s the term? “It’s raining cats and dogs. ” Some people complain about the rain. I don’t. If you’ve ever been through a drought, you learn to welcome the … Continue reading

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