Entrepreneur’s Adviser — Business for Sale

23 Jul, 2015
“Entrepreneur’s Adviser — Business for Sale” Question: “What steps should we take to sell our company, and how do you put a price on the business?”Answer: Look at your company through ...

Your Move — Thinking About Thinking

23 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — Thinking About Thinking” Relying on instinct works for only so long. Do you spend much time thinking about your company?Dumb question. Of course you spend a lot of ...

Your Move — The Power of Peer Learning

22 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — The Power of Peer Learning” A CEO roundtable helps you work on your business. Bruce Corson Bruce PetersAlthough the concept of peer learning is exploding in the academic ...

If you can’t be a fox, be a junkyard dog

22 Jul, 2015
My friend Kenny Rogers sang one of the most famous pieces of advice in country music: “You gotta know when to hold ‘em; know when to fold ‘em.” Gambling aside, these ...

Extreme Measures — Managing With Style

22 Jul, 2015
“Extreme Measures — Managing With Style” Hecky Powell, owner of Hecky’s Barbeque, Evanston, Ill., repeatedly asked the young men working the take-out counter to pull up their pants — to no ...

Don’t Litigate: Mediate!

22 Jul, 2015
“Don’t Litigate: Mediate!” Mediation avoids the adversarial arena and brings dispute resolution back to basics – both sides talking to one another. It could pay your company in human and business ...

Your Move — Trading Places

22 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — Trading Places” Why do entrepreneurial businesses flounder after they’ve survived the startup phase? Lloyd E. ShefskyAt some point, a growing business moves from being an entrepreneurial company to ...

You set the pace for employees

22 Jul, 2015
It may just be me, but I think that entrepreneurs make lousy golfers. I’ve tried golf, but I feel like the time spent playing 18 holes — plus that extended 19th ...

A smile a day keeps bankruptcy at bay

22 Jul, 2015

Extreme Measures — Personal Involvement

22 Jul, 2015
“Extreme Measures — Personal Involvement” An employee called Jack Hartnett’s home in the middle of the night with a pressing question: “Can you help me with my sex life?” Hartnett was ...