The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding. The best sorts of business plans tell a clear story of what […]

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Hurricane Joaquin Highlights the Importance of Plans to Keep Operating

Hurricane Joaquin’s wild ride up the East Coast over the last week stirred up chilling memories for William Bauer, managing director of Royce Leather in New Jersey. The family business already went through Hurricane Sandy, which flooded the fulfillment center in Secaucus, ruining many fine leather goods like wallets and briefcases. A $100,000 server, which […]

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5 Insights For Introverts Who Want To Thrive In The Workplace

What tips do you have to prevent extroverts from dominating the conversation in business meetings? – Connor J., DC This is an important question, Connor! A recent study conducted by the Kellogg School of Management found that in a typical six- to eight-person meeting, three people do 70% of the talking. Here are a few […]

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Being Your Own Boss Is Great Except for the Hours

The primary complaint with the typical 9 to 5 schedule is that it simply leaves you TOO FREAKING TIRED to do anything personally fulfilling after work. From the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to bed, you’re in constant motion — either preparing to show up somewhere, plowing through something, or preparing […]

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5 Almost Effortless Ways to Become a Morning Person

Do you have a “love-hate” relationship with the morning? Yeah, yeah, you already know that getting up early can make you more productive, focused and motivated — which is why successful entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson and CEOs of multi-billion dollar companies like Tory Burch and Indra Nooyi (CEO of PepsiCo) wake up before the sun rises. The only problem […]

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