Category Archives: management

Business Systems Create Profits and Value

We meet many business owners who are overwhelmed by the day to day fire drill they call a business and the thought of creating systems for their business is overwhelming to them. I always give the same advice:  Start Small but START NOW! You have to START…. 1 system no matter how small is better […]

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Common Characteristics of Profitable Businesses

As a Business Broker I’ve had the opportunity to meet with and analyze more than 2,000 businesses. I have come to discover that there are 6 basic characteristics that are almost always found in profitable businesses. 6 Characteristics of Profitable Businesses: The business owner has an firm grip on reality. They understand the good and […]

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Business Library of Excellent Books

Suggested reading: Excellent Business Planning Software –>

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The Good, the Bad and the Overlooked

What you don’t know can hurt you! What small business owners need to know about the 2013 Tax Law changes

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The 2% Solution for Disputes among Business Partners and Partnerships

Preparation Avoids Business Partnership Problems that could Kill a Business      Many people start a business with friends, neighbors, relatives or spouses and it’s often a partnership 50/50 arrangement. Rarely is there a written business partnership agreement and this can be a big mistake. These arrangements often work well until there is a problem […]

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Interesting Article on getting farmers help

Some creative Entrepreneurs are on the case  CLICK HERE

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Big Ideas for your business? A lesson from Burger King’s new big idea…..

Is your new big idea simply an attempt to escape your poor execution of your last big idea? I often see business owners trying to do too many things and they don’t do any particularly well. Today I read a news report that burger king is experimenting with home delivery. My first reaction was…what a […]

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Interesting Article on Small Business…….. Cold Hard Facts

Why do businesses fail? How many businesses are there? Where do businesses succeed? Click here for the article.

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Small Business – Management and Leadership Myths and Truths – Small Businesses and Good Employees

Why do so many small business owners say “I can’t get good employees?” The business owner’s assumption seems to start from the premise that good employees are either no where to be found or will only work for big companies. In my experience I find both of these assumptions to be incorrect. There are many […]

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Good article on getting work done – 7 steps to Better Personal Productivity

These ideas for getting more done make a lot of sense to me, I think I’ll keep them handy so I can stay on track for the big projects. I’ve done #3 successfully and I’ve victimized myself on #6. Read the article here. When I first got into the workforce I had a boss tell me, […]

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