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Top Eleven 2011 Trends for Entrepreneurs

As we launch into the new year, here are the top 11 trends that entrepreneurs need to be aware of, think about, and for which we should all prepare:

Report Card on 2010 Entrepreneur Trend Predictions

Here is a look at the predictions I made for 2010 at the end of 2009 so you can see how I did. Of the ten identified trends, I gave myself 4 As, 4 Bs, 1Cs, and a D, for an overall GPA of 3.1.

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:

Social Media is Here to Stay - are You?

We are experiencing a never-before-seen phenomenon.  The first version of the video below was powerful, but this second version really drives the point home - the ROI of Social Media is that you will still be in business in 5 years.

See for yourself:

Great SMB Resources and Information

A few weeks ago I came across a blog post that mentioned all of the blogger's favorite blogs and online resources for his passion.  This sparked an idea for me - why not list and give a little commentary on some of the blogs and other websites I frequent to fuel my passion for helping start-up, emerging, and medium-sized businesses.  Here it goes, in no particular order:

Lessons Learned after One Year on Twitter

I created my Twitter account (CFOwise) on December 26th, 2008.  After one full year, this is what I have learned:


Twitter is like every other form of connecting with people (yes, I'm excluding all non-person driven Twitter accounts).  Whether it be face-to-face, over-the-phone, through social networking, or via some other medium, connecting with people professionally and personally is about BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.  That's it.  No secrets or amazing revelations.  But here are some thoughts on how Twitter has helped me to build mo

Top Ten 2010 Trends for Entrepreneurs

With 2009 coming to a close, we look ahead to what we can expect and should plan for in 2010.  Here is my list of the top ten trends founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs of start-up, emerging, and medium-sized businesses should consider as they prepare for the new year.


bizz tredns1.     The recession will not end, regardless what anyone says - There are just too many issues that still need resolution

CFOwise Founder to Appear as Guest on SMB Podcast October 13 at 1:30 pm EST

CFO WISE founder, Ken Kaufman, is to appear as a Guest on the SMB Radio Show & Podcast airing October 13 at 1:30pm EST


PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Sept 30, 2009 - CFOwise founder, Ken Kaufman, will appear as a guest on the Small Biz Trends Radio Show and Podcast that will air on Octo

Why Measuring Social Media ROI is so Difficult

If you want to open up a can of worms, ask a group of internet marketers and CMO's how to measure the ROI on social media investment and participation.  There is and will continue to be a heated debate on this topic until we all realize one thing: Social Media is about

How to Use LinkedIn More Effectively

LinkedIn is the premier social media website to connect on a preofessional level with peers, co-workers, customers, suppliers, prospects, professionals, Part-Time CFO's and more.  A common issue I hear from those on it is that they don't see the value of it.  I usually figure they just aren't using it very effectively, because I have had a fairly rewarding experience with the it.


In the spirit of understanding how to most effectively use LinkedIn, I have found several well-w

CFO's on Twitter

I have met some great CFOs on Twitter.  Some are full-time with one company, and others are consulting or part-time CFOs for small and medium-sized businesses.  Here is the list of who I have met so far.  Please feel free to let me know who I have missed.  Thanks.


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Lessons Learned after 1-year of Blogging

As I approach the one year anniversary of my first CFO blog post, here are a few of the things I have learned along the way.


FIRST LESSON: You have to start somewhere.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew I had something to say.  So I just started blogging.  It wasn't easy, and I often felt inadequate, but I did it anyway.  Just by going through the process of preparing blogs I feel like my thoughts are more organized and I have been able to capture some of the solutions we deliver our cli

Twitter Can Help and Hurt Entrepreneurs

When used correctly, Twitter can help entrepreneurs.  Here is a great example: TWITTER HELPS 1-YEAR OLD COMPANY FIND CUSTOMERS.

Is Social Networking Recession Proof?

Everyone is declaring gloom and doom in 2009. But social networking is exploding.


LinkedIn is planning for significant growth in 2009, as are all of the other major social networking companies. In this article from the USA TODAY, they profile LinkedIn along with its departing and new CEO.

The Value Proposition of Blogging

At CFOwise, we have decided to start a blog for two reasons: We hope the content we write will, in some way, add value to our clients and to start-up, emerging, and medium-sized businesses around the world, and Experts in Internet marketing have told us that by publishing this content on the web, the opportunity for our influence as CFO consultants