My Startup Failure Story

My Startup Failure Story

Hey there, my fellow small business owners.  What is your startup story?  For most of you I’m guessing that your story didn’t get written up in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. or Fast Company.  The startups that make the news tend to be the VC funded high tech cool new...
The Word is… Opportunity

The Word is… Opportunity

The word of the week is Opportunity.  Mark my words, my fellow small business owners, we are in the land of opportunity right now.  There (hopefully) won’t ever be another pandemic situation quite like this one.  It shook things up, turned things upside down, and made...
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...