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Business Continuity and Dependencies

When the landlord announced a significant increase in the monthly rent, one small business began to get concerned. Running a fitness facilty has significant overhead, and budgets had been carefully calculated to allow for a certain number of classes to run, for the upkeep of the equipment, and for staff to stay on site. The […]

The View Matters

In reading Scott Berkun’s book Making Things Happen, I learned quite a bit about managing projects. Scott’s background is similar to my own – for years, he was (and possibly still is) a project manager for Microsoft, overseeing large teams working on fairly extensive projects. With a technical background, he wrote the book with a […]

Ongoing Projects

I have, as some people know, been fairly busy recently (although that may be hard to tell from the fact that I have time to write on my 2 blogs so often). For those who don’t realize that, let me explain what I am working on at the moment. For starters, I work as a […]

New FTC Regulations

The Federal Trade Commission (U.S. agency for my non-American readers) released its official guide to those receiving goods or services in exchange for endorsements. According to the official title, it affects advertisers, bloggers, and celebrities endorsing a product (click here for the full report). The guidelines include, among other things, that the person making the […]

Slow Economy and Developing a New Business

If you want to be on the leading edge of innovation, there is no easier time to get there than when the competition for the edge is relaxed.

Benefits of a Mentor

Are you running a small business? If you don’t already have a mentor, here’s why you should start looking for one.

Decision Making Process

In any company or business, there is a process for making decisions. It may not be a formal or rigid process, or perhaps not a very complex process, but it exists. For example, a decision to switch brands of coffee might be made by Joe, who is the one who stocks the kitchen. A decision […]

Basics of Long-Term Planning

In my last post, I discussed the need for a financial plan, and stressed the importance of having one prepared as early as possible. In this article, I will discuss what some of the components of a financial plan are. First, you will need to provide the planner with some information about your current state […]