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[ 0 ] May. 6, 2013

Rules For Running Your Family Business

By Michael N. Mercurio, Esq. When ones thinks of a constitution, the context is usually a document used to govern a country, most notably the United States Constitution. But formalizing the policies, practices and procedures of a family-owned enterprise can be an effective means for defining how a family interacts with the business, as well […]

[ 0 ] May. 6, 2013

Contrasts in IT Innovation–IBM & HP Since 1992

By Ernest von Simson Innovation is a mantra in the information technology sector that typically refers to a new technology and disruptive business model. In 1992, the innovative “starwalkers” were arguably Apple, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun. Among these, Sun Microsystems is gone, Dell is fading, and Apple is weakened by both competition and the […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

3 Questions Companies Must Tackle to Attract & Retain Customers

By Jeanne Bliss, Founder of CustomerBLISS The best leaders in my life asked more questions than they gave answers. Too often we jump to prescribing. We feel we know what customers want. We believe we know the answers. But the real difference between an “everyday” company and a “beloved” company is how they answer questions. […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

How To Fund Your Company

By Robert A. Adelson Having an investor for your start-up company can provide you access to capital, business development and sales assistance, as well as organizational evolution.  The expertise a seasoned investor brings can help a company go public quickly. The ins and outs of finding an investor for your start-up can be challenging.  With […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 29, 2013

Building Better Business With Generosity

By Stan Craig The full-page ad in a recent Sunday edition of The New York Times stated boldly that $60,000,000 was received in 2012, over $1,000,000 a week by a variety of recognized charities and community causes. The ad was not from a charity or fund-raising organization. It was from one of America’s largest retailers […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

TD Bank Offers Franchising Financing for Veterans

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently announced that it has joined with the International Franchise Association and a pilot group of franchises to help United States Veterans become franchise owners. Across TD Bank’s Maine to Florida footprint, franchises such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza, Baskin-Robbins and Papa Murphy’s will be able to offer a […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

How Tablets and Your iPad are Changing The Entertainment Industry

Oren Jacob says tablet computers like the iPad are changing the nature of storytelling and enabling a new era of interactive entertainment. Jacob spent more than two decades at Pixar, where he rose to the rank of Chief Technical Officer. He recently started his own family entertainment company ToyTalk, which is developing a mobile application […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

Building Home: The Politics of The American Dream & Howard F. Ahmanson

From the Great Depression to the Great Society… A look at the rise and fall of American Dream Home Ownership– – New biography chronicles the life of post-WWII, California Businessman Howard F. Ahmanson With the consequences of the 2008 mortgage crisis still rippling through the American economy, a new book explores the biography of one […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 15, 2013

How To Fix The Economy : Video With Edward Lazear

Edward Lazear gives his advice for how to get the federal budget under control and the US economy back on track. Lazear is the Jack Steele Parker professor of Human Resources Management and Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served at the White House as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 15, 2013

7 Habits of Highly-Successful Small Business Owners From Newtek

What makes some businesses more successful than others? More often than not, it comes down to leadership. Being a strong small business owner includes the following 7 components: 1. They take care of themselves Smart small business owners recognize that having a sharp mind requires having a healthy body. Attention is paid to eating healthy […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 15, 2013

Build Your Small Business With A Mentor

By Dr. Melissa Luke Summary: The answer for mentorship in top executive leadership is to look within yourself. Your core personal values are probably why you are where you are today.  Reflect on those values if you are having difficulty in planning the way forward, and remind yourself that you are a real leader. Read a good book about someone more accomplished than you. Reading […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 8, 2013

PowerPointers for More Effective Presentations

By Carole Howell More often than not, I’ve stared at a screen while a presenter reads to me. It’s frustrating, and almost insulting. Presentations like these are neither provocative nor persuasive, and before the fourth slide, your audience will be checking their phones for messages, watching the clock, and wondering what’s for lunch. PowerPoint is […]

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