Archive | December, 2012

Protect Your Small Business: Get it in Writing!

http://www.susansolovic.com/2012/12/protect-your-small-business-get-it-in-writing/ Doing business on a handshake sounds nice, but it’s not smart business.  No matter how well you think you know someone, or how much you feel as though you can trust them, when it comes to business,  ALWAYS, ALWAYS  get it in writing.   Without a written document clearly defining responsibilities and expectations it’s simply […]

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Investing is About Passion

Entrepreneurship is about passion. Great entrepreneurs are not driven by a simple desire to make money. They are driven by a need to change the world. They may change the world by building a better operating system or a better search engine or a better social network. But whatever it is they are building, great […]

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Guest Post: Celebrate the Moments of 2012

  Today’s guest post is from Carolyn Ou, of Sandbox Consulting. 2012 has been an amazing year. A crazy one, yes! But an amazing one as well. Just think of all the things we have been able to do this year! Sometimes with a push from you, or a pull from me. Sometimes with a […]

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Let Five-Minute Mentoring Scale Your Productivity

I’ve always wondered why every executive meeting has to be one hour in length, or longer. That’s probably a tenth of your day spent on one issue. It better be a critical one, because you have a hundred others waiting. I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, […]

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Why Community is Important

  We  be can’t begin to explain why a young man would step into Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT with semi automatic weapons and start shooting. Trying to get inside the mind of such a madman is pointless. What is important is to remember the brave actions taken by this school community in […]

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The IRS Gives Some Small Businesses a Fresh Start

http://www.susansolovic.com/2012/12/the-irs-gives-some-small-businesses-a-fresh-start/ For many small business and start-up owners, it’s been a very rough few years.  Just keeping the doors open has been a challenge.  If you’re one of those entrepreneurs, you may have fallen behind in your payments to Uncle Sam.  Here’s your opportunity to make a “fresh start” with the IRS. They’ve established a […]

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More Entrepreneurs Embrace Conscious Capitalism

I’ve noticed that most young entrepreneurs are more socially conscious today than ever before, which is a great trend. Unfortunately, some are so focused on this principle that they forget that every business, even non-profits, have to practice the basic principals of capitalism (build a business model to make money) to cover their costs to […]

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