Posted by Brad Jones on Apr 6, 2012
As we have all experienced the effects of a sagging economy the past three years, there has been considerable thought given to strategies that should help one's company weather the storm.  Two such strategies might include cutting costs or increasing...
Posted by Jeff Hall on Apr 4, 2012
Business is full of uncertainty and we all seem to be searching for ways to bring clarity, order and consistency to our businesses. Setting up systems to track our progress and give us early warning signs can play a critical role in managing the...
Posted by Brad Jones on Apr 2, 2012
I recently read a blog on the HBR Blog Network that really resonated with me. It startedby saying, “Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmedor burned out at work? It's not just the number of hours we're working, but also the...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Mar 30, 2012
I just finished reading Norm Brodsky's article from the March 2012 issue of INC. He directly addresses a growing concern among 9 out of every 10 entrepreneurs he meets. They're starting web-based and SaaS businesses while they maintain their full-time...
Posted by Brad Jones on Mar 28, 2012
As I continually listen to economists and other “experts” prognosticate about the currentand future state of the economy, it is interesting to hear all of the reasons why we arein the current state we are in…the housing bubble, bailouts, too much debt,...
Posted by Brad Jones on Mar 26, 2012
A couple of months ago, I was working on getting a line of credit for one of my clients inthe construction industry. I went through the process with a number of banks, but due tothe industry they are in and the uncertainty of the prices in the industry,...
Posted by David Sullivan on Mar 19, 2012
This is about two weeks after the time each year that budgets should be completedfor your company. Here’s the process I like to follow in putting together my budget: 1 – Timing: I always wait until January is closed before I begin to finalize the...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Mar 15, 2012
In a recent speech at UVEF, Tony Zito of mediaFORGE identified three commonly recited characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: skill, timing, and luck. But he spent no more time on any of those. Besides discussing the concept that Whatever You're...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Mar 12, 2012
The entire audience was silently engaged, on the edge of their seats, as Tony Zito of mediaFORGE was as open, honest, and transparent as I've ever heard an entrepreneur be when explaining the dark days of being ready to give up on a start-up. You can read...
Posted by Ken Kaufman on Mar 9, 2012
Technology seems to be changing every day. What was the norm yesterday quickly disappears into the past as the old, archaic way of doing things. Yet I hear so many people who fight against and resist these changes. The only one that loses is them, and...