Those of you that know me, or have been following my Business Execution blog, know that I am a big proponent of planning – both strategic and tactical. So, how can I now be advising you to make your decisions quickly?
Last week I talked about the new JOBS Act making “equity-based crowd funding” legal; and how I believe it is a good thing for startup funding. So this week I thought I would talk about a potential pitfall for the
Politicians and the media like to spout what seems to be conventional wisdom that “small business is the engine of the US economy” and that these businesses create the most jobs. But is that so? One of the criteria describing
So, here I am, doing what I often do on a Saturday morning – watching Barclays’ Premier League football matches (at least as I do during the BPL season); and being reminded of the importance of teamwork, with the occasional
This week I talked with an entrepreneur (no names; no pack drill!) who isn’t happy with the speed with which their business is progressing (come to think of it I’m not sure I’ve ever met an entrepreneur who was happy
I usually cringe when I hear an entrepreneur or small business owner talking about writing (or worse, being told to write) a business plan. The reason I cringe is that, too often, what people mean by “business plan” is some
In many cultures this time of year includes a ritual of gift-giving. When you think about your business, what gift(s) are you giving to it to make 2012 the best year it can be for your business? Or, don’t you
Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Traditionally, it is the start of the year-end holiday season which lasts through the New Year. Many business owners (not those in retail!) see this as a slower time of the year with
For most business owners the answer is usually “not enough”. You often hear business owners talk about whether they are spending time “working in their business” or “working on their business”.
There’s a lot of advice out there for entrepreneurs and small business owners – “make sure you have a strategic plan”; “write a business plan”; “you need a sales & marketing strategy”; “you have to execute”; “you need a great