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
Rapid growth means more customers (and more customer inquiries). Make sure your communication channels scale alongside your MRR with these vital tools.
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Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to scale. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal incremental cost. Ready to scale is when you have a proven product a Read More
Businesses always seem to take longer to succeed than an entrepreneur expects. Seth Godin once said that overnight success in startups takes about six years, and Seth is an optimist. Thus we all look for shortcuts. Execution shortcuts would be hidden strategies to achieve the endgame sooner, withou Read More
Being “street smart,” or able to anticipate and deal with daily business problems and surprises, is generally recognized as a critical skill to have for business owners and entrepreneurs. Most investors say they can recognize this capability when they see it, but it’s hard to define if you haven’t Read More
Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.
There are a ton of business-plan templates out there, so you could always just dump your own information into one of them and r Read More
Carmelo Marsala started his business to fill a special niche — providing a solution for painting vinyl and aluminum doors, windows and other challenging surfaces. Spray-Net offers franchisees, and their customers, a unique solution. The company has developed its own line of exclusive coatings for b Read More
A sole proprietorship has a lot more disadvantages than advantages. By incorporating as an LLC or corporation, you are legally separating your personal life from your business life. However, a sole proprietorship does not offer that kind of liability protection. Read More
A Certificate of Incumbency outlines who holds which positions within a company; it is often used to confirm the identities of a company’s officers in order to prove they are sanctioned to be involved with legal transactions on behalf of the company. Read More

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