Two weeks ago I was asked to be part of a judging panel for a business plan competition at George Washington University.
Published May. 13, 2014
I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?
“If only I had more time….”
Published Apr. 4, 2014
I recently completed development of a new item for the pet industry and will be receiving
the first shipment of product shortly. Though my background is in engineering, I now need to go
out and sell the product to distributors. Any tips on how to become a successful salesman?
Among the many titles you take on when owning a small business is Chief Salesperson. Your business literally cannot live without sales growth, and it’s up to you keep start—and keep—those customers coming.
If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you’ve heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is it something you are born with?”
KENNEBUNKPORT - Leigh Reynolds was a mom with a sick daughter, and she knew she wasn’t alone. Using her decades of executive management experience – plus the scientific expertise of the very child who was ill – Reynolds decided to create a solution to the problem. The result? Gluten Free Therapeutics, a company that produces Celi·Vites, a line of scientifically formulated supplements designed specifically for individuals suffering from the debilitating effects of celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Young Americans today are armed with creativity, passion and a desire to change the world. As a result, it’s no wonder they are one of the fastest growing groups becoming entrepreneurs.
Despite their drive and enthusiasm, many of these young business men and women fall victim to high rates of business failures due to their lack of experience and an attitude of indestructible naivety. Young entrepreneurs inherently face a double whammy of their age coupled with a lack of business experience.
Published Mar. 5, 2014
I’m a retired sales and marketing guy who’s recently purchased a local convenience store. What are some of the key numbers I should be monitoring to successfully manage the business’ finances?