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 ...

Your Move — A Martial-Arts Approach

22 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — A Martial-Arts Approach” Get out of your comfort zone to grow your company — and yourself. Dan MillerWhen I began to study Songahm tae kwon do last year, ...

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

22 Jul, 2015
“If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em” Standard Candy’s revenues jump 30% through contract manufacturing. The Standard Candy Co., based in Nashville, Tenn., has been making Goo Goo, a caramel, chocolate, ...

Never invest in anything that needs paint

22 Jul, 2015
This rule came from my Grandpa Huber. Actually, it was part of a trio of warnings he gave me, including, “Never eat at a restaurant named ‘Mom’s,’ ” and “Never play ...

Chart Stability With Growth — Not Size

22 Jul, 2015
Kauffman study dispels misperceptions about growth.

Retaining a Family’s Shared Goals

22 Jul, 2015
“Retaining a Family’s Shared Goals” Father/daughter team prepares for a changing of the guard; secures employee, customer loyalty. Many entrepreneurs dream of passing their successful business through the family, but it ...