Posted by Ken Kaufman on Aug 24, 2012
Yesterday's presentation by Dr. Tim Clark at the annual joint event sponsored by four entrepreneur and business-centric groups in Utah highlighted one of the greatest challenges of leadership, and really why many struggle to be great...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Aug 18, 2012
When the bank asks why you need that high of a limit on your line of credit, or when you want to do a little scenario planning to make sure you'll have enough resources to handle growth, I recommend you turn to a ratio called Days Working Capital...
Posted by Peter Skalla on Aug 17, 2012
Understand what financing sources are a good fit for your company . . . and vice versa From a family loan to a bank loan to venture capital, different types of financing are appropriate for different types of companies and stages of their development....
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Aug 1, 2012
I listened to Jacque Vaughn, the new head coach of the Orlando Magic, talk about the three attitudes he needs each of his players to have. He's been handed an interesting group of players, and he made himself very clear about what it will take to succeed...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jul 30, 2012
It seems like a lot of what the US media has to say about the economic turmoil throughout Europe portrays the doom and gloom of several countries and an entire continent on the brink of total destruction. One result of this perception is that I've heard...
Posted by Brad Jones on Jul 5, 2012
I have the opportunity to associate with some wise entrepreneurs who have had significant experience in owning and running businesses.  It is always insightful for me to spend time with them understanding the keys to their success.  Recently, I...
Posted by Brad Jones on Jul 2, 2012
I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review on the six enemies of greatnessand it really resonated with me. Here is the list: 1 – Availability – Settling for what is available, not what’s best2 – Ignorance – If we don’t know how to make...
Posted by David Sullivan on Jun 27, 2012
I recently attended a startup/launch event in San Francisco. A client requestedlast minute that I be in attendance at their sponsor booth to help answer investor/investment questions from a purported large number of investors that would beattending....
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jun 18, 2012
With all of the excitement about the JOBS Act and the legalization of selling equity in private companies to unaccredited investors, I have to ask the question: Does qualifying to be an accredited investor really qualify someone to make better investment...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Jun 15, 2012
At Yesterday's UVEF luncheon, Ryan Caldwell of MoneyDesktop shared an idea that was really powerful and relevant to everyone in the room. It's a business strategy, and the context and analogous manner in which he presented resonated...