Our Work

  • The Power of “Thank You”

    Today is a short work day for many in the United States.  We leave early to take care of last-minute preparations for our Thanksgiving celebration – or travel to see people we miss.  Some offices close early while others are in the thick of Black Friday preparation – their busiest day of the year. Before you leave work today -- no matter what time that is -- you may want to do one more thing.  Take advantage of a great ...

    Posted at November 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Market,Our Work | 0 Comment
  • Elements of a Business Plan

    Don’t let the idea of developing a business plan intimidate you – it is the foundation of successful entrepreneurship.  A plan serves as a road map, enabling you to recognize and think through critical issues.  Every small business owner should have a written plan! Business plans do not have to be elaborate or long.  They should be legible and lasting.  (So, if you write on the back of ...

    Posted at November 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan | 0 Comment
  • Formalizing Business Objectives

    We all set objectives for our small business, whether we recognize it or not. These objectives are probably what drove us into being entrepreneurs in the first place: I don’t want to move! My brother-in-law wants me to work with him. I need to make enough money to send our kids to college. This looks like something I could do. My body hurts too much to keep up my old job. These ...

    Posted at November 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Our Work,Plan | 1 Comment
  • Building Blocks for Success

    It is not hard to become an entrepreneur.  Some do it because there are no other viable options at a point in time:  we don’t want to move, we were “right-sized” out of a job, or our employer closed.  Others are fortunate enough to develop or find an incredible product, or identify a needed service. It can be very hard to become a successful entrepreneur. Many of us have a skill or talent that is in demand, ...

    Posted at October 31, 2012 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Market,Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Congratulations! You are an entrepreneur. Now what?

    So, you’ve decided to start your own business – or grow the one you have.  You might own a medical or legal practice, a farm, a retail store, or a construction business.  Perhaps you don’t even think of your work as a “business” – you are an artist, writer, musician, caregiver, or pet-sitter.  You are an entrepreneur if you are paid ...

    Posted at October 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Our Lives,Our Work | 0 Comment