Top 10 Jokes For Small Business Owners

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 16, 2017
As a small business owner, your days can be filled with tasks, stress and paperwork.  It’s important that you keep your sense of humor and avoid taking life too seriously.  The trials that a small business owner deals with on a daily basis can be hard to relate to for people that are not in the industry.  […]
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“If I Only had Known…”

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 20, 2017
As one looks to enter the world of entrepreneurship or expand their current business, the question is the same….What are some common mistakes or things we can avoid. Here are a few of them: Cash is King! Not having a large enough cash reserve in the beginning or in the growth stage of a business […]
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How This Founder Uses His Competitiveness to Succeed in Business

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 8, 2016
Matt Ehrlichman, CEO and co-founder of Porch, a home-services platform connecting homeowners to home improvement resources, is clearly a competitive man. When he was in elementary school he wanted to be a professional athlete, a pro-basketball player, and the competitive attitude that often comes from sports has certainly transferred into business with him. He likes to […]
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The Entrepreneur with 1000 Faces: A Formula for Success

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On August 15, 2016
The entrepreneurial process can be mapped according to the same story formula that Hollywood uses in our favorite epic films.  The formula comes from a model called the Hero’s Journey, which was developed by writer, professor, and mythologist Joseph Campbell.  In his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, he analyzed thousands of stories, myths, […]
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Are you a Grasshopper or an Ant?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 12, 2016
A favorite of mine is the story of The Grasshopper and The Ant. If you do not recall, the premise of the fable is that the Grasshopper is enjoying the summer day, hopping, chirping and singing away when the Ant passes by, working away, storing food. The Grasshopper asks the Ant why it is working so hard when everything is so easy, foods plentiful, and states that the Ant should be enjoying the sunshine. The Ant replies that he is planning for the winter, by continuing to work when everything was going well. Of course, winter comes and the Ant is well prepared while the Grasshopper is out in the cold, starving. The moral of the story is:
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Why Military Veterans Should Become Entrepreneurs

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On July 5, 2016
I’m one of the 2.5 million veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m also an entrepreneur. And I’m not alone. The men and women of today’s armed services are uniquely positioned to become successful entrepreneurs. To my fellow veterans: You have what it takes. By nature of your military service, you possess the skills […]
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Business Planning Boot Camp – Writing the Plan & Knowing the Numbers

  • Posted by Cheryl Greenerl
  • On March 31, 2016
We’ll demystify the process of creating a flexible business plan by breaking it down into two easy parts; writing the plan and knowing the numbers.  In part one, we’ll show you how to define and articulate the vision, mission and target market for your new business and develop a plan for starting the venture. In part […]
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