Being a Mentor

Being a Mentor

Let’s start by defining a Mentor. Merriam Webster defines a mentor as “an experienced and trusted adviser” and for most people that adequately explains the individual, we might look to for career advice. Synonyms for mentor include counselor, guide, teacher, advisor,...
Myths About Small Business

Myths About Small Business

1. I Know What I’m Doing, I Don’t Need a Business Plan Maybe, but it’s unlikely you have actually taken the time to run all of your scenarios through the numbers and come up with a viable plan without doing the work. In any event, you will need a plan for any...
Going International

Going International

If you have considered buying from international sources, selling abroad or hiring an off-shore workforce, we’d like to make some suggestions: Do Your Homework Importing, exporting, and hiring abroad are all wrapped in a tangle of regulations, tax implications,...
The Founder Dependence Problem

The Founder Dependence Problem

  You had an idea, you got it financed and now you own a business. Congratulations, you’ve succeeded. But how essential are you, personally, to the functioning of the business? If you are forced out of day-to-day operations by ill health, family problems or some other...