You Must Prepare Your Business for Succession

Published on April 7th, 2010no comments
This recent NY Times article, “How to Prepare Your Business for Succession,” points out some of the problems that can result from a failure to plan for succession in your ...
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Decision-Making is a Key Component of Leadership

Published on April 6th, 2010no comments
I was watching some re-broadcasts of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares this weekend and was struck by the frequency that an inability or unwillingness to make a decision (any decision, not ...
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Credit Checks and Employment

Published on March 15th, 2010no comments
Read this article recently that points out that many employers (perhaps you) are using the results of credit checks on job applicants to deny employment. It also reports that many ...
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A Customer Database is Essential

Published on March 4th, 2010no comments
I’ve been saying for quite some time that every business, startup or established, must have a web presence. A website is the online equivalent of a business card, brochure, and ...
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Missed Opportunity to Connect with Customers

Published on March 3rd, 2010no comments
Recently, I attended a cooking demonstration at a local store. They did an excellent job. The demonstration covered exactly what it was advertised as. There weren’t too many people, so ...
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Startup Flub = Accounting Mess

Published on March 2nd, 2010no comments
I recently read this article at and was struck by one of the “flubs” cited by the featured startup. #2 was “Instead of setting up a business account, they ...
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Possible Tax Credits for New Hires

Published on March 1st, 2010no comments
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would provide tax credits and incentives for businesses to add new hires, especially those who have been unemployed for some time. Specifically, ...
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Pet Peeve of the Week – Empty Domains

Published on February 26th, 2010no comments
I’m taking a break from my usual posts and getting on my soapbox today with my pet peeve of the week — domain names with nothing there. While coaching an ...
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Are You Leading the Pack?

Published on February 25th, 2010no comments
There is an old adage…”If you aren’t the lead dog, the view never changes.” This is true in business, as well. If you aren’t leading the competition in some area, ...
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Now is a Great Time to Start a Business

Published on February 24th, 2010no comments
Why is right now, in the middle of a significant recession, a great time to start a business? I’ll tell you why…the economy provides opportunities to get into business for ...
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