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The 3 Ways To Future-Proof Your Organization

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 17, 2012

It all started with a simple question: “What in the world was going on with the world?” It wasn’t a small or easy-to-answer question, but it was fairly straightforward. When I looked at the world of work and the business marketplace, I could feel that something was different. Something had changed. You’ve probably noticed this, too. Strategies that used to be tried and true now seemed flimsy and false. Business models that…

Maximizing Your Resources and Minimizing Your Risks

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 3, 2012

Most of the time, an entrepreneur starts off as a small start-up with limited resources and a lot of constraints. Compared to other big and established companies, the need to maximize your resources and minimize your risks becomes even greater. Your resources include your employees, inventory, cash flow, property, and other infrastructure such as IT software and hardware.  Each of these has its own functions/benefits, and at the…

Take Your Business from Clunk to Cash

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 30, 2012

Remember 2009’s so-called “Cash for Clunkers” federal program? The idea behind the initiative was that car owners would bring in their crappy cars – their clunkers – and receive incentives to purchase a shiny, new ride. There was some argument as to whether the program was a success or a failure. There’s no argument that my 10 favorite business sayings – my “Klunkisms,” if you will – will…

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