What’s the Point of Planning?

What’s the Point of Planning?

As we start to see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, how are you handling planning for the coming year for your small business?  Have you been able to convince yourself that it’s worth the investment in time to set goals or develop a strategy, when all of that...
Who’s In Your Inner Circle?

Who’s In Your Inner Circle?

Question:  Are you a small business owner who aspires to have a sustainable business to sell or pass along to family at some point?  Are you trying to create something that is bigger than yourself, that creates jobs, helps others, generates revenue?  Or even just...
Don’t Fly Over Me!

Don’t Fly Over Me!

  Hey, my Midwestern small business owners, it’s time to think big and convince those New York and Silicon Valley VCs that we can be just as innovative, creative and successful as anyone in their big city! What got me all riled up, you ask?  Well, I recently read...
Big City vs Small Town – Which is the Winner?

Big City vs Small Town – Which is the Winner?

Way back in the dark ages, before the Internet was invented, my husband and I decided to leave our horrific commute in New Jersey for the great unknown – Wisconsin.  And since there was no Google (or Zillow), we had absolutely no idea what we were getting ourselves...
Welcome to the Roaring 20s?

Welcome to the Roaring 20s?

I have read at least two articles (here and here) in the past week claiming that once we get past this troublesome COVID period, the economy is going to come roaring back to life.  In a convenient 100 year comparison, the idea is that the 2020s will be just like the...