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Hiring the Right People

Before you hire anyone just to get something done, take some time to plan what you need done and who you need to hire. Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt   “There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability…

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Business Black Belt BOOK – Introduction

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt We are limited more by our own thinking than by reality. This is where I’m coming from as I write this book… I’ve earned a black belt and I’ve built a business. Coincidentally, I started both at about the same time. What’s behind the…

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I Can’t Believe You Asked That!

Excerpted from the book on conscious entrepreneurship and business management, Business Black Belt Asking the right questions is the key to getting the most useful information and validating assumptions. First, let’s identify a simple problem most of us are afflicted with: the need to be polite. When I was a little boy, my grandmother told…

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Video – How to Write Business Plan:
Describing Your “Business Structure”

VIDEO – What investors and lenders look for in your business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Business Structure” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.