Being a business owner doesn’t necessarily mean you have to start from scratch. In fact, for many, the option to buy an existing business may be more appealing. However, there are pros and cons to consider. Read More
Keys To Positioning Your Business For Growth

Positioning your business for growth means identifying the challenges and creating a solid plan of attack.

This post will cover the challenges and provide insight into how you can position your business for growth. Read More
If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the limits, nobody gets it right the first time, or even maybe the tenth time. Read More
A little planning goes a long way towards starting your business on the right foot. Here are the things you need to prepare before opening the doors of your business. Read More
Selling baking supplies might not seem like a completely unique business idea to many U.S. consumers. But in parts of the world, those supplies can be more difficult to come by. A U.S. expat learned this lesson the hard way when she moved to Germany years ago. But she took the opportunity to turn t Read More
The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes. The biggest complaint I hear from fellow investors is that startup founders often talk way too long, and neglect to cover t Read More
Family businesses are a huge part of America’s economic landscape. But some 70 percent of family businesses do not outlast the first generation, according to Harvard Business Review. And of the 30 percent that make it to a second generation, only 12 percent survive to be passed down to a third gene Read More
Have you taken stock of how secure your business is from inventory shrinkage due to theft, data theft, and unauthorized access to your building or office? As a small business owner you need to know that your business is safe. Safe from unauthorized access to your premises and from theft of physical Read More
Believe it or not, it pays to think about your exit strategy before you start a business, just like buying a house. Is it an investment, do you want to flip it, or do you plan to live there forever? For entrepreneurs seeking investors like me, it’s especially critical, since investors want to see a Read More
Every business professional and entrepreneur believes they are good communicators, but how do they know? It’s really the perception of the recipients that counts, and poor communicators are almost always poor listeners, so they don’t hear the shortcomings. Warren Buffet once told a class of busines Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …
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Matthew Needham @bigredtomato Has Business in His Blood

You could say that Matthew Needham grew up in business. His first experience in the business world came at age 6 when … More
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