Do You Know What You’re Failing At?

Before you can own your failure, you first have to know what you’re failing at. True knowledge is a start, not an end. It is a question, not an answer. When Walmart’s Sam Walton or Home Depot’s Bernie Marcus sought meaningful and productive knowledge, they did not attend a seminar, assemble a committee, convene a […]

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Innovation Builds on the Past

For a solid example of true innovation, we can do no better than to turn to the most prolific innovator in American history, Thomas Alva Edison, who was awarded a record 1,093 U.S. patents, including patents for electric lighting and the phonograph. As creative as he was, Edison readily admitted to making mistakes, but he […]

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Don’t Disown Your Failures

In 18 seasons with the NFL, I won more than I lost. But, like everyone else who plays professional football, I lost a lot. In far more years as an entrepreneur, I’ve achieved plenty of successes. Behind every one of them was a failure. Often more than one. Some of the failures were altogether mine, […]

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Book Review: Co-Create, by David Nour

You have to disrupt yourself, or else someone else is going to disrupt your business for you. That’s a consistent theme that David Nour, growth strategist and author of the best-seller Relationship Economics, hits again and again in his newest book, Co-Create. And it’s so true! In my life, I’ve found that it’s whenever I […]

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Sales Partnerships vs. Ownership Partnerships

Partnerships are important, but it’s important to be very careful before entering into an ownership partnership. Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma, encourages anyone going into an ownership partnership or getting an investors to go through some exercises to prevent trouble down the road. For example, how big do you want your business to be […]

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The Downsides of the No-Debt Badge of Honor

Many business owners avoid debt like the plague. Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma, refers to it as the no-debt badge of honor. And avoiding debt has its benefits, but it also has its downsides, and you should take your time to think through any decision you make about financing your business. I recently […]

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Are You Eligible for an SBA Loan?

Has this ever happened to you? You walk into your local bank branch looking for a small business loan, and you’re told that you’re not eligible for an SBA loan. Does that mean you’re not qualified to get an SBA loan at all? Absolutely not! Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma, talks about the […]

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What is the Best Loan for Your Business?

There are lots of factors that go into deciding what is the best possible loan for your business, says Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma. Depending on things like your current cash situation, profitability, available assets, credit rating, collateral, and more, different options could be more appropriate for your needs. You might be a […]

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Before You Take Out a Loan, Slow Down!

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Cash flow pressure can be very intense, and we all run into unexpected problems that impact our finances, but when that happens the most important thing to do is to slow down, says Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma. The more anxious you […]

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Find Answers to The Growth Dilemma

What would you be willing to risk to grow your business? What kind of risks should you take? When is it appropriate to take some chips off the table and diversify our investments? These kinds of questions we often forget to ask ourselves when we’re caught up in the day to day of our fast-paced […]

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