Plain Talk from Ed Lowe — ‘Sometimes you have to work with an idea to realize its potential. I doubt whether the prehistoric entrepreneur dashed into his cave yelling, ‘I’ve just discovered fire; let’s grill some ribs!” — Ed Lowe

24 Jul, 2015

When a cow chases you…

24 Jul, 2015
There’s much you need to know to make your dreams come true, but as an entrepreneur one of the most important, and perhaps difficult, is this: Focus.Learning, or rather training yourself, ...

Never call time out when you’re winning

24 Jul, 2015
Everybody knows the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare, and what happened to the rabbit when he stopped to rest on his cotton-tailed laurels. Well, I should have listened to ...

Delivering Passion, Dedication … and Profits

24 Jul, 2015
“Delivering Passion, Dedication … and Profits” Dan Maginn, Douglas Stockman, Jamie Darnell and David Dowell started architectural firm El Dorado Inc., Kansas City, Mo., in 1996 to create smaller-scale projects from ...

Research is only as good as the person doing It

24 Jul, 2015
Plain Talk from Ed Lowe — Research is Only as Good as the Person Doing It

Determining the Real Costs of Lead Generation — and Making It Work

24 Jul, 2015
“Determining the Real Costs of Lead Generation — and Making It Work” Keys to a successful marketing program: targeted audience, sharp appearance, valuable offer. When you buy a newspaper or a ...

It’s a Small World After All

24 Jul, 2015
“It’s a Small World After All” Getting started: a primer on international trade. When you boil it down, international trade is merely another form of market expansion. Yet selling products and ...

Join the E-Commerce Revolution — Free

24 Jul, 2015
“Join the E-Commerce Revolution — Free” Many small businesses view the Internet as a place to level the playing field against larger competitors. Yet less than 5% of U.S.-based small businesses ...

Don’t get too big for your britches

24 Jul, 2015
That’s one of the warnings my Grandpa Huber always gave me, and I’ll wager you heard something similar as you grew up. As a teen-ager, I was pretty smug, and Grandpa’s ...

Your Move — Through the Looking Glass

23 Jul, 2015
“Your Move — Through the Looking Glass” It’s imperative to know what makes you unique and how customers perceive you. Tom ZahniserIf you’re like most entrepreneurial leaders, surviving isn’t enough. You ...