LinkedIn is a fabulous tool. But it is important to understand that there is a difference between your professional network and the Opportunity Network of the sale you are pursuing. Ideally, there is overlap, but they should be viewed as two separate entities.
Maybe Romney only admitted his mistake because he had a little extra political capital to spend after his successful debate. Or maybe he just did it because it was the right thing to do. Smart business people admit their mistakes immediately.
For all the ideas I implemented, there have always been a dozen more I thought about that others also later thought about -- and made a killing implementing them. Feeling the atmosphere in business terms and making predictions is a talent one is born with.
Forty years ago, women owned just five percent of all small businesses. Today, it's 30 percent. And as part of National Women's Small Business Ownership Month, the SBA will host a series of webinars to help educate and empower women entrepreneurs.
Despite being one of the most respected constituencies in the country, small businesses are a group that many people understand little about -- the very smallest ones, especially. Micro businesses are vital contributors to the economic recovery ahead.
The goal is to build a more inclusive and resilient economy, one that expands the entrepreneurial playing field to more regions, more players and more industries. Because we know that's how you create good middle class jobs and an economy built to last.
To knowingly divert that money to large businesses that have created few, if any, net new jobs in recent years and that are shipping jobs overseas and that are not paying their fair share of taxes, is economic lunacy.
Success for a private business should be based on building the kind of life you desire. Once you are able to support your family, a private company serves only one purpose -- to enhance your happiness.