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Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory


Do You Have A Base In Cyberspace?

Often the first thing people do is look you up online. So if you don’t have a website, odds are they will search for someone else. I might have gone somewhere other than Cynthia’s Tailor Shop if I wasn’t in...

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Reptile in Need of a Nutritionist?

Our pet lizard, Cricket, is about as thin as a toothpick,even though he eats approximately 20 live crickets a week. We just can’t figure out why he’s not getting bigger. So an associate for a pet retail store told me...

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The Business of Naming

the business of naming It takes a long time to come up with a name you think is relevant to your idea. Then a mere 30 seconds you find out online that your domain name is not available. It happens every time. So what can you do?...

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Itching to Make…Cents

Last week’s assignment was to create a pro forma budget. It is an “operating annual budget,” John Wyman tells us in class. If you don’t know what an operating annual budget is, it’s a list of numbers. To put it...

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Winging It or Planning?

My Fast Entrepreneur instructor and SCORE mentor, John Wyman, suggested this topic the other day for the blog,”……why do so many small businesses fail?” He gave us a list to read before our class next week. If I ran this list by...

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Beginning with a Business Concept

You say you have an idea to sell. You say it’s a really unique idea. You also say no one else does it. If you run it by John Wyman, chances are he may ask if you’ve researched your idea. He may tell you that your industry is...

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Setting Out

I’ve always felt excited by the idea of starting a business. My uncle was CEO of a major paper-making company. My father-in-law, now retired, owned a bank and a sock-making mill. Sears was a client. My three brothers-in-law...

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