Bello Verde should be called Bruto Nero the way he handled himself. Here is the exchange with Daymond John. How do you know if an offer for your company is worth it? The owner wants $360K for 6% ownership in the company Daymond offers him his “sweet deal” at $360 for 33% ownership. They are miles […]
Why is small business so important to any economy? What happens to our communities if small businesses close their doors? I answer these questions and more in my keynote address at Wingate University.
I’m on a mission to cut expenses this year. Truth be told, I’ve been sloppy and have not paid attention to fees and charges in 2014 like I should have. I was racing around the country promoting Accounting for the Numberphobic; A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners. Now it’s time to save money. One of […]
It’s the peak of the holiday season and small businesses are looking forward to finishing the year strong. Although your customers are excited about spreading cheer, they’re also looking for the perfect gifts this season. According to National Retail Federation, it’s expected for 2014 holiday sales to be $616.9 billion, which is a 4.1 percent […]
It was so much fun being on Doug Stephan’s Good Day Show last week talking about Small Business Saturday. The AMEX Open folks started this movement in 2010 to encourage shoppers to make their purchases with locally owned small businesses. According to Verizon Small Business, it matters for three reasons: The multiplier effect in your […]
It’s amazing the stories one hears when having brunch with friends who own a small business. “We have to do business with seven city agencies to keep our doors open” one retail store owner laments. One agency wants the pipes behind dry wall, the other says the pipes have to be exposed. I get charged […]
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