The Essential Guide to Family Member Loans

Family loans are loans between relatives and family members. For some, borrowing money from a relative is a better option than taking a loan...

Trademark Ownership Strategy

I’ve stressed the importance of trademarks on many occasions. In short, owning (and controlling) the brand name is essential on the journey of franchising....

Dressing Your Best Makes a Difference in Business Success or Failure

Dressing the part is important for any modern businessperson. The impressions we create and the image that we project to others affects how they...

When You See What Dale Carnegie Said About Fear, You’ll Start Moving—Fast!

Are you too fearful to succeed? Fear is the single biggest roadblock that will prevent you from taking risks and without taking risks you can...

Considering Opening a Retail Franchise? Here’s What You Need to Know

While it is true that online shopping has experienced significant growth in recent years, retail shopping in brick and mortar stores remains healthy and...

Thinking of Opening a Restaurant? Map Out Your Vision

Opening a new restaurant is a peculiar mix of exciting and daunting. The industry is not exactly the birthplace of many get-rich-quick success stories:...

Good Data Debunking Popular Startup Myths

Contrary to popular startup myths and misunderstanding, tech founders aren’t mainly younger than 30. They are generally well educated, not dropouts. They tend to start...

Careful About Equity and Options in Early Stage Businesses

This post is longer than usual. For those negotiating equity allocations it covers some of the most complex issues to address in the process....

5 Signs a Potential Partner Could Hurt Your Business

Starting a business venture with a friend sounds like a great plan—what could go wrong? If they’ve been a loyal friend and a positive...

7 Ways Your Small Business Can Thrive Without Venture Capital

As you read about one startup after another scoring a round of funding, you may have pondered what it means for you to say...

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