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When to Pull the Plug on Your Business

Jack Garson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Entrepreneurs often struggle when their companies face big issues. Whether to continue in business is certainly one of the biggest and most difficult choices. But if you approach these questions with logical analysis, you will make the best decisions.

Why Business Partnerships Go Bad

Jack Garson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Business is tough, as recent history has proven once again. It's much too tough to be fighting with your partners. Pick well.

Five Hidden Company Killers

Jack Garson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

Some company killers are obvious. Competition. Obsolescence. Too much debt. They're sexy problems. They make the headlines and you're already aware of them. But there are hidden threats that you don't even know exist.

You're Building a Business -- But Can You Sell It?

Jack Garson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Small Business
Jack Garson

You can build a business that people will clamor to buy. It takes know-how and discipline. Here's the info -- you supply the willpower.

Permission to Shop During Work Hours

Josephine Dries | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Josephine Dries

Why am I looking at a female-oriented event so differently from a male-structured event, like the golf outings our team was famous for participating in?

What You See Is What You Get

Bert Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2012 | Small Business
Bert Jacobs

If the company built on the power of optimism couldn't do our part to keep and create jobs in America, who could?! How could we just crumble and look Jake in the eye? We couldn't. We didn't.

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

A Restaurant Closes, and a Community Mourns

Frank Farwell | Posted 03.06.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

On New Year's Eve, the much-admired Rubaiyat restaurant in scenic Marquette, Michigan held its last supper. Why did the lights go out January 1st, leaving hundreds of devoted but disappointed customers? It was another case of first-time entrepreneurs going too far too fast.

Four Steps to Getting Your Product Out the Door -- Everybody Needs a Steve Bennett

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

It's hard to see who I am when there's so much I can become! Reality bites. The key here is that the capacity of the business has to match the reality of resources, development and bodies.