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Entrepreneur’s Adviser — Know Thyself

23 Jul, 2015
“Entrepreneur’s Adviser — Know Thyself” Question: “How do I define my core competencies?”Answer: Market timing and competition have left no time for company wanderings into areas of marginal competency or fuzzy ...

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 ...

They Won’t Throw Tomatoes… But It’ll Probably Hurt Just as Much

23 Jul, 2015
“They Won’t Throw Tomatoes… But It’ll Probably Hurt Just as Much” There are some basic variables in successful public speaking. This article recounts them and offers advice on mastering these variables ...

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 ...

Extreme Measures — When No Plan Is the Best Plan

23 Jul, 2015
“Extreme Measures — When No Plan Is the Best Plan” In preparation for an extended sailing trip, business owner Tom Richman meticulously plotted charts, outlining an ambitious schedule of times, ports ...

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 ...

On the Network: The Best Person to Market Your Business Is…You!

22 Jul, 2015
“On the Network: The Best Person to Market Your Business Is…You!” Tips on networking include ideas for maximizing the value of contacts and sales leads. I’m always amazed how many folks ...

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 ...