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Year End Planning Opens the Gate to a Better New Year

This post marks the start of a new series for this blog. The goal of the series is to work through the planning process for small to mid-sized businesses and entrepreneurs, in the hope that I can help sort out some of the more beneficial ways to go about this planning process so it will actually show a return on the investment of time and effort.

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, Growing a business, Intellectual property, Law, Planning for a business

All I Want for Christmas is The Perfect Business Start-up Checklist

Not every business start-up checklist will work for every business. They can be a great time saver but they can also mislead. I’ve assembled a few of them here, along with a cautionary tale about their use.

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, business, Buying a business, entrepreneur, Franchise, Planning for a business, Starting a business, Thinking about a new business

Eliminating the Pain with a Lean Business Model

Looking at “obvious” lean business models, one has to wonder why a budding entrepreneur would pursue a business model that called for large sums of money, long term obligations, including enormous fixed expenses, when there are other business models out there.

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, business, entrepreneur, Financing a business, Growing a business, Innovation, Planning for a business, Recession strategies, Social networking & media, Starting a business, Thinking about a new business

Lessons Learned – Casting the Net for Brilliant Idea “Show Stoppers”

Steps on how to brainstorm your initial business idea. Starting to test your business startup concept.

Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, business, Business life cycle, entrepreneur, Family business issues, Innovation, Personal happiness, Planning for a business, Starting a business, Thinking about a new business

Lessons Learned – Finalizing the Short List of Initial Business Ideas

Is Your Great Idea A Real Business? A process to test a startup idea.

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, Business life cycle, Innovation, Planning for a business, Starting a business, Thinking about a new business

Lessons Learned – Moving to Your “Short List” of Business Startup Ideas

Embarking on the journey to start a new business and building an interactive list of best practices along the way. brainstorming

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Posted in Applied Entrepreneurship, business, Business life cycle, entrepreneur, Innovation, Personal happiness, Planning for a business, Starting a business, Thinking about a new business

Lessons Learned – Refining (or finding) the Initial New Business Concept

Embarking on the journey to start a new business and building an interactive list of best practices along the way.

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