small business finance

Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Several of my students have been asking me to clarify why “fiat money” is basically bad in all it’s forms — essentially a tax on the poor. The following article focuses on that most obscene example, the US Federal Reserve system however to a lesser degree fiat money is still bad even where governments create …

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10 bits of business wisdom from Steve Jobs. #in #fb

As published by brandmakernews.com/ 1. Embrace the opportunity in every situation. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, and less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative …

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Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

[Reprinted by permission from: Ken Mair, Founder, 180 Degrees Consultants Inc.] When I ran my first real business, in the mid 1970’s, every Monday morning my controller would bring me the weekly update reports. (Aged Accounts Receivable, Aged Accounts Payable, Inventory and Bank Position) This, by the way, was produced without a computer! From these …

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Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Ken Mair has prepared this excellent piece on marketing small business using bootstrapped resources, something very near and dear to my heart as a small business and startup guy. Written in spring 2011, it is a very good roadmap for any small business.  Click the thumbnail below for take on failure and how it breeds success. #in #success …

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Entrepreneurial Proverbs from Marc Hedlund – great tips to guide both seasoned and rookie Entrepreneurs

This was originally published on radar.oreilly.com, an excellent technology company resource. Entrepreneurial Proverbs – Marc Hedlund I gave a talk at ETech on Monday called “Entrepreneuring for Geeks.” I’ve given this general talk a few times now — how can the more technically minded among us move into making companies of our own? I really …

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10 Tips for New Entrepreneurs – Sure ways to increase your chances of success. #in

Are you a new entrepreneur or thinking of taking the plunge? Here are 10 sure fire ways to increase the chances that your new venture is successful. 1.Make sure you are ready, and other key stakeholders in your life are too! Owning and running your own business is neither easy nor boring. It surely is …

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If you have ever thought of starting a company, you MUST watch this video. http://bit.ly/knn9rj #entrepreneur #startup #business #in #tech

Techcrunch’s Disrupt conference was lucky enough to have Paul Graham, Y-Combinator founder, conduct his famous “office hours” in front of the entire conference for several startup CEO’s. This is a must-watch video for anyone who is interested in starting a company today. From Techcrunch’s Jason Kincaid: Six companies were chosen at random from the TechCrunch Disrupt …

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10 things to consider before becoming an entrepreneur

The following top 10 list is adapted from Carol Roth’s book The Entrepreneur Equation Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you think starting your own business could set you free? Think again! The failure rate for new businesses is gloomy. In fact, the great majority of businesses (up to 90%) fail within …

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MarsDD Bootstrapping Event – April 6 in Toronto!

Mars Discovery District – part of the Ontario Network of Excellence – is offering a seminar on how to bootstrap your startup. Bootstrapping is the act of building your business from your own funds and revenue from customers, instead of raising money from outsiders such as angels and venture capitalists.   This is the method that most start-up companies use …

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