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Taxes, firings and leadership advice highlight this week’s Everybody’s Business
This three-minute video is an introduction to the Wall Street Journal’s new free startup calculator, discussed by me and Colleen DeBaise of the Wall Street Journal. You can just click here for the startup calculator tool.
David Miller is author of Campus Entrepreneurship, one of my favorite blogs ((and it is, of course, on the blogroll here); he’s also finishing up a Ph.D. in business with a thesis focusing on entrepreneurship. I read his blog every day. So when he asks “Does Entrepreneurship Education Lead to More Startups?”, he has my [...]
There’s a good piece on WSJ.com today on Small Business Economic Indicators that may be setting the tone for the new year. Author Diana Ransom looks at how these larger indicators affect startups and small business. She says: In the absence of your own economist or strategic planning office, what indicators should you keep an [...]
Browsing and searching last night, I discovered “Why You Need a Business Plan” by Colleen DeBaise on the Wall Street Journal’s website. This is a good, strong post and a good reminder. Her five reasons: Identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses. Figure out how much money you’ll need. Get clear direction, which can help eliminate [...]
I liked Why You Need a Business Plan, a nice piece by Colleen DeBaise in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. She has a lot more detail than I’m showing here for each item, based on a very useful five-point list: It forces you to identify your (and your company’s) strengths and weaknesses. It helps you [...]
Here’s some good news from the Wall Street Journal’s Independent Street blog: SBA Loan Programs Getting Back on Track: “It’s finally happening. Efforts to get money to capital-strapped small businesses are beginning to work, as banks have returned to making loans backed by the federal government, says Karen Gordon Mills, the new Small Business Administration [...]
Prisoner one: “We’re going to break out of here, or die trying.” Prisoner two: “Are those the only options?” That’s in a scene from the movie Chicken Run. The prisoners are chickens. It’s funny, but it also makes a very good point, which relates directly to starting a business. And that’s one question we forget. [...]