In Need of Expansion Capital? Consider Other People’s Money

22 Jul, 2015
“In Need of Expansion Capital? Consider Other People’s Money” The biggest barrier to expansion faced by today’s small businesses is capital. Entrepreneurs using traditional forms of capital acquisition have only two ...

Plain Talk from Ed Lowe — To Thine Own Self Be True

22 Jul, 2015
“Your first partnership is with your own conscience, so evaluate yourself often.” — Ed Lowe

Business Booms at Artists’ Frame When Owner Learns to ‘Let Go’

22 Jul, 2015
Stuck at $2 million in sales, Jay Goltz decides to ‘delegate, not regulate’ to create a masterpiece.

Dare to Know What You Don’t Know

22 Jul, 2015
Don’t let pride get in your way: Bridge knowledge gaps. One of the biggest growth barriers that business owners face has nothing to do with weak sales, sloppy strategic planning or ...

Don’t Let Flooding Be Your Waterloo

22 Jul, 2015
“Don’t Let Flooding Be Your Waterloo” Flooding is the sixth most costly cause of commercial property damage, reports FM Global, an insurance organization specializing in property loss prevention and control. On ...

The window of opportunity begins with a peephole

22 Jul, 2015
Entrepreneurs are usually seen as “big idea” people. But as they used to say in the Michigan towns where I grew up, a great idea and a dime will get you ...

Pondering: going one-on-one with yourself

22 Jul, 2015

Possessing Your Power — A Series on Getting What You Want

22 Jul, 2015
“Possessing Your Power — A Series on Getting What You Want” Oftentimes, the seed of power is self-esteem. This document analyzes power and the psychological forces that can add or detract ...

Your Move — What Will It Take to Open Your Eyes?

22 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — What Will It Take to Open Your Eyes?” Avoiding blind spots by changing expectations. When my father died earlier this year, I was surprised by some important facts ...

Extreme Measures — Trading Ethics for Action?

22 Jul, 2015
For decades, Juan Manuel Garcia-Passalacqua — Harvard Law School graduate, adviser in the Carter White House, mild-mannered professor — advocated Puerto Rican sovereignty via traditional channels: “I achieved nothing,” he says.Then ...