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How to Get a Business Loan

On January 12, 2017, Posted by , In Misc., By , With Comments Off on How to Get a Business Loan

Introduction According to The SBA Loan Book: The Complete Guide to Getting Financial Help Through the Small Business Administration, over 99 percent of all business entities in the US are small businesses. These businesses represent over half of the private workforce and the private-sector output and over 40 percent of…

B2B Lead Generation

On October 19, 2016, Posted by , In Misc., With Comments Off on B2B Lead Generation

Guest Post: Franchise opportunities are more structured than business opportunities. If thinking of purchasing a franchise, just like with any business venture, there are pros and cons of franchise ownership. For instance, purchasing a franchise can be a little more expensive than buying a business, but it comes with a…

If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

On August 15, 2016, Posted by , In News for Startups,Misc., With Comments Off on If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

“Freelance is kind of a dirty word now; it sounds like what you do in between jobs,” says Ryan Emberley, a 30-year-old society and celebrity photographer who travels the world shooting A-listers like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. “Like, I’m not freelance. I’m successful. I’m self-employed. Freelance has this aura…

The Lure of False Prophets (leaders)

On March 9, 2016, Posted by , In Misc., With Comments Off on The Lure of False Prophets (leaders)

The world is full of charlatans and some are disguised as false prophets. Their domain is not confined to religion. They can be found in politics, health care, business, and almost every other sector of life. They have a strong magnetic pull…an almost irresistible lure of truth and hope. They…

The Nuts & Bolts of Writing Successfully On Linkedin (P2)

On January 6, 2016, Posted by , In Misc., With Comments Off on The Nuts & Bolts of Writing Successfully On Linkedin (P2)

This is a follow up to my last post, “What I’ve Learned About Writing Successfully On Linkedin.” In that post, I define what it means to write successfully on Linkedin by using a system of objective and subjective metrics. I describe the metrics I use to gauge the success of…

The Art of the Ask

On November 19, 2015, Posted by , In Misc., By , , With Comments Off on The Art of the Ask

In business you learn quickly that there are only two types of people: buyers and sellers. It’s very easy to know who the sellers are. They make themselves obvious. They are actively trying to part buyers with their money. The hard part of doing business is knowing who the buyers…

Take It As You Go

On November 10, 2015, Posted by , In Misc., By , With Comments Off on Take It As You Go

Much has been written about work-life balance. When my generation went to school and started our careers, work was Monday thru Friday, often 10-12 hours a day. Life was supposed to happen on the weekends. The boss would say, “Go home, spend some time with your family.” We lived for…