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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:27 am

Looking to raise money for your business? Or to sell it to a strategic or financial acquirer? Well, an analysis of over 10,000 companies who recently raised growth capital or sold all or part of their business…  …shows they all have at least one of these five "all star" qualities:  All Star Quality #1: Rising […]

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:02 am

In business, there are things that put dollars in our pocket today. And then there are things that have the potential to put a lot more dollars in our pocket tomorrow. So much of our ultimate success is determined by how we find the right balance between the two. For better or for worse, the […]

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47 pm

One of the most important business leadership responsibilities is making “the new” happen in the marketing of our companies. As in, the company’s brand – often reflected in its website – has become dated or is no longer in sync with what the business is and aspires to be. Or the company’s products and services […]

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:28 pm

Probably the top objection that smaller companies hear when raising money is... ..."you're too early." As in the business' current financial performance is just... ....not all that impressive. The investor usually accompanies the objection with the euphemistic send off:  "Come back when your company is more financially impressive and we can we can talk then." […]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:21 am

For the most part, the value of a business is based on its financial performance. Yet very many businesses with mediocre to downright poor numbers sell for very solid sums. Because there's an equally – if not more – important factor than money that makes a business attractive to prospective acquirers. Before I share what […]

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:49 pm

It can seem hard to tell the difference between those business opportunities that are truly great… …and those that are just passing fancies. Luckily, to do so we just need to ask ourselves two questions. Before I share what they are, let's go through some examples of the kinds of "great ideas" that often arise […]

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:24 pm

Great entrepreneurs successfully walk that very fine line between level-headed rationality and… …utter, charming, frustrating, and complete delusion. The most successful entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, are so because of their delusions, not in spite of them. Delusion is defined by Webster as "an idiosyncratic belief that is firmly maintained despite […]

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:00 am

On this great day when we celebrate America, its freedoms and way of life, please enjoy these 43 reasons why the USA is such a blessed place: #43. World Cup 2026. Summer Olympics 2028. Sports at their highest – happen here. #42. Unemployment at an 18 year low. Consumer confidence at an 18 year high. […]

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Monday, June 24, 2019 9:31 am

A couple years ago, authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote a great book entitled “The Leadership Challenge.” In it, they told the story of U.S. Army Major General John H. Stanford. Despite flunking sixth grade, Stanford got into college on a ROTC scholarship. After college he survived multiple tours of duty in Korea and […]

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:34 pm

The world's best run businesses efficiently and effectively decide upon, launch, manage and optimize new business projects and initiatives. In contrast, poorly run businesses struggle mightily to do so on all fronts. They struggle deciding where to invest scarce project time and resources. Once they do decide, they then struggle to get those new projects launched. And if they […]

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