dawn fotopulos

I’ll be speaking to Dawn Fotopulos‘s FastTrac class (part of the Levin Institute) next Wednesday the 22nd on the subject of “Protecting Your Intellectual Property — Online and Off.” It’s a big, delicious, meaty topic–much like a succulent sirloin steak (apologies to any vegetarians)–with lots to chew on. I could cover: What are the different […]


They fail to pay attention to their finances. Most small business owners are so busy running the business, that they don’t pay attention to their cash flow statement from June. (Be honest – have you done this yet?) At the New York Times Small Business Summit, I was able to get some more secrets to […]


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If you don’t want to get stiffed, know ahead of time how you plan to collect on overdue receivables. In any economy, there’s only one thing worse than not having work to do. That’s spending the time and effort to do the work . . . and still not getting paid. Frankly, I’d rather be sitting around […]


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According to Dawn Fotopulos, president of BestSmallBizHelp.com, one of the top 10 reasons small businesses fail is that they overspend on fixed assets. Do you really need that state-of-the-art computer system right out of the gate? Will your customers care whether your desk is make of solid oak or pressed particleboard? Will they even see it? Overspending on […]


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I had a stress meltdown recently. Not that this should have come as any surprise–after all, I run myself ragged; I spend way too many hours in front of the computer, the phone and other people, and not enough hours resting, exercising, trusting. Meltdowns for me feel like a mini-volcano: the anger, stress and frustration […]


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This economy has certainly battered my business around a bit. There are times I’ve felt like a ship in a storm-tossed sea. But I have been able to stay on a relatively even keel and keep my sights set on my destination, thanks to my advisory team. “Advisory team.”  It’s a highfalutin’ term for what some people […]