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Basic Training: About Business Partners

This week’s training is what I call “partner training” (sometimes not unlike potty training). What can we expect from our…

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When Is a Partnership Agreement Too Short?

Entrepreneurs often ask me to create the “perfect one-page agreement.” Maybe they expect partnership agreements to be 3 pages .…

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Difficult Conversations for Business Partners

The last couple of weeks have been filled with frantic inquiries from entrepreneurs looking to get out of their business…

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Doing Due Diligence on Prospective Partners

Everyone’s entitled to make a bad decision now and again. That chartreuse designer blouse that was just a smidge (ha!)…

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Watch Your Language!

When you go to a networking event and someone asks, “What do you do?” what do you say? Do you…

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How to Avoid Business Plateau Syndrome

“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” “It takes a village.” Or my favorite, “You don’t sharpen a knife against a sponge.”…

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The Multiplier Effect… and how it affects your business

Author and entrepreneur Michael Gerber was quoted as saying, “Businesses fail not because their dream is too big, but because…

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Independent Contractors are Raising Red Flags

It’s no secret that governments (Federal, state and local) are strapped for cash. One of the ways they’re seeking to…

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What Are You Grateful For? (Don’t Be a Turkey!)

“What are you grateful for?” I ask that question in my pre-Thanksgiving issue of All Systems Go! I said: I’m…

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Building Your Business Dream Team in 5 Simple Steps

The blogger and former web designer, Jason Kottke, was quoted as saying, “I don’t think you’re a very good friend…

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