I hear this many times throughout the day from CEOs, company presidents and business owners all over the country:  They’re tired.  They’re worn out.  They don’t think they can go on with their business in this recession.  But they haven’t really thought about all the consequences of quitting.  As the saying goes – When the […]

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The real winner in the presidential election wasn’t Barack Obama. The big winner was Joe the Plumber.  Which proves that even in an economic downturn – or worse, the dreaded “r” word, recession, there is opportunity. Only a few short weeks ago, Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio was, well, just your “average Joe”. The only people […]

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Today is Tuesday, November 4th.  Election Day. The day we, as a nation, elect the next president of the United States. It’s been a long two years of presidential campaigning. Regardless of who you voted for there was one word, one theme that resonated on both sides – change. In conversations along the way, with […]

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To start this post, I will admit that I am a capitalist.  I believe there is great opportunity here in the United States of America.  Whether you are rich or poor, by using all the resources available, any person with will, determination and talent can start their own business.  Maybe you don’t have a degree from […]

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Let’s recap:  According to the Wall Street Journal, on Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 678.91 points.  On Friday, the Dow fell another 697 points shortly after the opening bell before surging late in the day and finally closing the day 128 points down.  Friday turned out to be the most volatile day ever […]

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The U. S. government told us it would “take time” to see the effects and benefits of the congressional financial bailout.  Now the feds are telling us to “be patient”.  I understand the financial crisis will effect businesses and individual citizens and it will “take time” to free up the credit markets.  But your business […]

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The past couple of weeks the country has been enveloped in a financial banking crisis. Congress and the current administration were essentially forced to quickly create and pass a bill to keep money flowing through the banking and financial systems so American business could remain open.  Otherwise, the country was threatened with a virtual business […]

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Your head is probably swirling right now.  Business could be better.  The stock market is beyond unpredictable.  There’s a presidential election coming up.  Credit is tight.  The business world appears to be in chaos.  Congress is trying to save the financial systems.  There are great business lessons here. As business people, it’s important for all of […]

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Did you notice?  While everyone else was running scared on Wall Street, Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, bought 5 billion dollars in Goldman Sachs stock.  But wait!  That’s not all!  He also has an option to buy an additional 5 billion dollars more in stock.  For a total of 10 billion dollars of stock!  […]

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There are two types of business people:  Those that are successful in business and always pay their bills; and those that are not successful in business and have great difficulty paying their bills.  Why?  What’s the difference? It’s my observation the business people who are struggling are always squeezing the budget, trying to get their […]

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