Monthly Archives: April 2011

Early Stage Innovation Money

We find that the Obama administration has apparently released to the SBA $200 million per year in equity funding to early state startups. www.sba.gov is the SBA’s site. This is most welcome, but there’s a big catch: the government funds … Continue reading

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Customer Service

Our new customer service course (E21), is about to be up on the site. The central point of the course is 1) you need to tune up your customer service policies, especially since the economy is improving and 2) hire … Continue reading

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Another Financing Method

Match gift certificates from your own pocket! Continue reading

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Why Fai?l

In the last issue, Harvard Business Review devoted most of an issue to failing at business, or rather big corporation product and service launch failures. Frankly, the issue was a failure, and under my other company, The Solutions Forum, I … Continue reading

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All In The Family

There’s probably no prouder moment that when an offspring takes over, hopefully successfully, from the parent(s). However, getting to this point can be fraught with peril for both sides….offspring and parents. Parents don’t do the handoff well, and the offspring … Continue reading

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Franchising: Look Before You Leap

Franchises are one path for the new entrepreneur to take, and are less risky than starting a business from scratch. There is a huge variety of franchises available, from Subway or McDonalds to icecream to home healthcare. Again, before investing, … Continue reading

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Scott Adams on Entrepreneurship

An interesting article appeared in the Wall Street Journal last weekend about Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) journey with a BA and an MBA, to becoming a cartoonist, and a good one. However, there are things that he didn’t discuss: … Continue reading

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How to motivate salespeople

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