Most Popular Blog Posts of 2010

2010 has been a very good blogging year for CFOwise®. In the spirit of planning for a great 2011, here are the eleven most popular blog posts from the year 2010:

1. 4 Signs your Business Partnership will fail: I wrote this post a little less than a year ago, just after the new year, after reflecting on a conversation I had at a Christmas party. I met a new entrepreneur with a great product but a horrible partnership situation. I went to the same party last week, only he wasn't in attendance this year. So no updates on his partnership situation for now.

2. 10 Accounting and Finance Secrets for Startups:This was a fun post to write. I turned it into a presentation with pictures for each of the points and I gave it a few times during the year.

3. Top 10 2010 Trends for Entrepreneurs: This post received so much feedback I'm going to review my predictions and make some new ones before the end of the year in a new post.

4. The Key Business Metrics Every Entrepreneur must know: I have since honed and refined a few of the ideas, but the concepts are dead-on.

5. Great SMB Resources and Information: I had received many questions about the resources to which I refer and those that I regularly check to stay in touch with the thoughts and trends impacting SMBs. I figured I'd just turn it into a blog post and refer people there instead of trying to remember them all each time I am asked the question.

6. A Mug, Dry Cleaning, and Customer Loyalty: I honestly didn't think this would get much attention. I just had some quick thoughts from some customer service experiences, but a lot of people really liked it.

7. The Biggest Motivating Factor for Employees--Progress: Brad Jones hit the proverbial nail on the head with this one. A great read!

8. 5 Ways Entrepreneurs improve Cash Flow with Benchmarking: Who doesn't want more cash right? So many entrepreneurs dismiss benchmarking as a waste of time I took on the challenge of proving how it could improve cash flow, hopefully persuading some of the naysayers to reconsider their ways.

9. I do and I understand: A great quote from Confucius inspired this post. Timeless truth is always relevant, isn't it?

10. The 2 Problems with Dashboards: Yep, this is a bit of a rant. Look for our firm to make some very poignant progress in bridging this gap in 2011.

11. Please define Business Model: I asked this at the beginning of an entrepreneurial finance class I taught and was shocked by the blank stares and empty answers.