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5 Things to Consider Before You Target Big Businesses

Excited to be writing for Entrepreneur Magazine. Here is my first post. You have heard horror stories. The ones where the big company makes outrageous demands of small suppliers, ruthlessly squeezes them for discounts and asks them to take on the risks of inventory without the guarantee of continued business. There is no doubt that […]

Why Start-Ups Need Exit Strategies

You are getting ready to open your dream business. You checked all the boxes. You have a business plan, financing, and a marketing plan. You think you are ready but in the rush to open the doors, you might have missed one important step. Have you thought about an exit strategy for your small business? […]

The Importance of Being a Passionate Entrepreneur

Bracelets and bath bombs. Dried apples and aprons. Plants and popcorn. What can we learn from passionate young entrepreneurs? That is what I set out to discover this past weekend in the small community of Ada, Michigan. Two large tents were filled with young businesspeople, ages 5 to 14, who set their products out on […]