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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 ...

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 ...

Treat your best employees like you can’t live without them — because you can’t

22 Jul, 2015
This column is one in a series that will explore the thoughts, ideas and unadorned advice of an entrepreneur who made it, Edward Lowe. When he “brought the cat indoors” with ...

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 ...