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Recent Blog Posts

Recent Posts

Crushed and Enslaved But Optimistic
27-NOV-2017

No matter how well-intentioned your business idea, things can go horribly wrong. When I vaulted into my first business in 1980, I hoped to be a successful, positive force for those around me, and an asset to my community. Seven years later, the day I declared bankruptcy, I felt crushed, enslaved, and worthless. Not the glory I’d envisioned.


Business Killers Article 1
03-SEP-2017

So, you’ve gone to all the effort to get your venture off the ground and survived the start-up phase. Aside from the fact that you’re too busy to socialize much, or take holidays, your business appears to be thriving. In your circle of friends you might even be a bit of a hero.

Congratulations might be in order. In starting a business, you’ve achieved something that many people dream about but never do. But are things as rosy as they seem?

 


Business Killers Article 2
03-SEP-2017

Watch out for these common business killers! Here is the second part of the series, with 4 more business killers.


Business Killers Article 3
03-SEP-2017

The following article was first published at the RiskBuster blog on September 27, 2011. While most business owners are motivated to provide excellent customer service, problems creep into the workplace when the business starts to grow, requiring that the owner take on hired help. It should be the goal of every business to provide top-notch customer service for every person that comes through the door.


Business Killers Article 4
03-SEP-2017

Cash is the lifeblood of a business. If you’ve ever tried to operate without it, you’ll know it’s not a lot of fun. The cash flow shortfall starts off quietly but doesn’t stay silent for long. It first raises its ugly head in the form of sluggishness in paying small bills, late filing of taxes, or delaying needed repairs and maintenance. More sinister indicators are failing to make payroll, falling behind on lease payments, or having equipment repossessed. Cash flow shortfall always makes the business owner busier, his time and energy devoted to dealing with angry stakeholders and humourless collectors. The final stages of cash starvation involve the joys of having major creditors and tax authorities lock up your bank account and being hogtied to the point that you can no longer serve customers.


What Goes Through the Mind of an Author on the Eve of a Book Launch?
02-SEP-2017

As I ramp up to launch my newest book, Business Killers, I revisited the launch of my previous book, RiskBuster. The following article was published on November 9, 2009.

Wow! I can hardly believe we’re almost there! The RiskBuster eblast goes live at midnight tonight and we have an amazing team helping to get the word out. Britta, my sole overworked employee, began recruiting partners for the eblast a couple months ago and I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for the past few weeks as well.

Are we ready? Well, today will be a scramble, but I think we are.


Admit it! Your Business is Suffering Because You Don’t Have a Plan
02-SEP-2017


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Business Killers
Self Help for Struggling Start-ups and Self-Sabotaging Entrepreneurs

Recent Posts

Crushed and Enslaved But Optimistic
27-NOV-2017

No matter how well-intentioned your business idea, things can go horribly wrong. When I vaulted into my first business in 1980, I hoped to be a successful, positive force for those around me, and an asset to my community. Seven years later, the day I declared bankruptcy, I felt crushed, enslaved, and worthless. Not the glory I’d envisioned.


Business Killers Article 1
03-SEP-2017

So, you’ve gone to all the effort to get your venture off the ground and survived the start-up phase. Aside from the fact that you’re too busy to socialize much, or take holidays, your business appears to be thriving. In your circle of friends you might even be a bit of a hero.

Congratulations might be in order. In starting a business, you’ve achieved something that many people dream about but never do. But are things as rosy as they seem?

 


Business Killers Article 2
03-SEP-2017

Watch out for these common business killers! Here is the second part of the series, with 4 more business killers.