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Economic woes continue to dominate the headlines here in Europe (as in the US). Solutions to the problems are less forthcoming. One thing is certain, once the dust settles, the implications arising from the problems will be far reaching. Read More
Last month the New York Times ran a story on fake reviews all over the web. I was a late comer to Angie’s list. You’ve probably been using it for years, so you already know what I just discovered. Read More
Every year, I spend a lot of time reading and judging business plans for business plan competitions. I have read some great plans and some not-so-great plans, but that is how it always turns out in any business plan competition. Read More
I was reminded yesterday that sometimes the best financing for an emerging startup is innovative loan financing, from savvy investors, rather than straight investment or commercial borrowing. Read More
Attempting to improve the health, education, and welfare of the impoverished by starting a business designed to support the local need is admirable, but your typical banker is not the one to be approached for a business loan. Read More
I got serious about blogging in 2007 because I like writing. I thought the written word was going to be suffocated by online video, boa-constrictor-like, wrapped up and confined and unable to breathe. That made me sad. Blogs and social media changed that for me. There’s hope. Read More
Too often people in startups think they’re supposed to give pieces of their company away to people who help them. They aren’t. Or they think it’s clever to pay people for services by giving away pieces of their fledgling company. Read More
For many US entrepreneurs the path is pretty straight forward; gain traction domestically and then look to expand overseas using Ireland or the UK as the first overseas outpost. Read More
I’ve become increasingly more convinced that the best sign of real intelligence is being able to see both sides, or all sides, or any argument. You might call that having an open mind. You might call it listening. Read More
Are you minding your business? I’ve found through the years of minding my business that most of the important insight in the numbers comes in lines, not dots. Read More

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