small business advisors

No, not the one that is filled with coffee filters and stale snacks. What does your “kitchen cabinet” of business advisers look like? Known as “The Small Biz Lady,” Melinda Emerson, small business consultant, speaker and author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, took a moment with me at the New York Times […]


“There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” “It takes a village.” Or my favorite, “You don’t sharpen a knife against a sponge.” All of which is meant to say, if you want a successful business, don’t go it alone. I learned this the hard way.  For years I thought having a more senior business partner would be […]


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I shouldn’t have to cross international borders to be reminded of something so simply “close to home,” but I wanted to thank BizLaunch Canada for a really good piece of advice: Get your advisors in a room together. I remember the frustration a client went through when forming her business years ago. Together, we decided […]

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