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Marketing Math

Everybody loves math! I know, people always tell me so! Hmm, now that I think about it, perhaps they were being sarcastic. What do you think? 477 more words

Do you know what you don’t know?

I met with a plant manager a while ago about training his line managers to become proficient at Excel. You know, that fun number crunching spreadsheet program that people love to hate? 360 more words


I see patterns of failure in businesses. Over the life cycle of a business, the first reason for failure is lack of sales. The sales may not be there for a multitude of reasons, but at the end of the day, the sales are not there.   252 more words

Business Killers

There are things that kill your business; beasts that you don’t see, let alone know how to defeat. For some, its marketing – you are unable to build sales fast enough to support overhead. 113 more words

The Game is Afoot

For twelve years the house has been the battle ground for a war no one saw coming and no one wanted.

Good versus evil, dark versus light, brother pitted against brother. 394 more words


The Mental Game

Running a business is stressful; who would have guessed! So what happens to your decision making skills when subjected to long term stress? Do your mental skills improve? 128 more words

Financial Focus

Entrepreneurs often progresses through four stages of financial management focus – Check book balance monitoring, cash flow monitoring, net income monitoring, and net worth monitoring. Each change brings its own learning curve, and the change of focus brings increasing rewards. 237 more words