Category: It’s Your Biz™

Maybe It’s Not All About the Benjamins When it Comes to Small Business

You own a small business. Are you in it for the money? If you answered “yes” to that question, it may be time to do some soul searching. A recent study from Manta, an online small business community, and computer maker Dell found that money is not the driving force behind most small business success. […]

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When Should You Say ‘No’ to an Angel?

Angels must have a great PR firm. Polls continually find that about 80 percent of all Americans believe in angels.  Of course, that’s the diaphanous, winged variety. How about the money-investing angel? Should small business owners believe in them? First, let’s set out what I mean by “angel.” Historically, an angel investor has been a […]

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Lessons from the Don Draper School of Business

In the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper says, “The day you sign a client is the day you start losing one.”  It’s a sobering thought. Almost every business relationship eventually comes to an end. Sometimes it’s over a major disagreement, but more often these relationships die a death of a thousand cuts. We’re […]

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