About Failure

I’ve been seeing a number of emails lately discussing various versions of failure. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to “fail fast.” As if that’s a good thing. The problem, as I see it, with encouraging failure, while the real message is intended to encourage taking action without fear, see what happens, learn from it, and keep going,…

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Video – Writing Business Plan – Exit Strategy

What investors & lenders look for in your business presentation! BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin coaches on what to think about as you edit the “Exit Strategy” section of your business plan.

What Are You Going to Do Next?

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. “You know exactly what to do. You just don’t do it fast enough.” ~ Robert Petersen, CFI, Flight Instructor You really do know what to do… One afternoon I was flying my airplane home with my instructor. As we flew into the San Francisco Bay…

Intrapreneurship

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. You never know what you can deal with until you have to. ~ DeAnna Sodoma, champion wheelchair racer You may not need to venture out on your own when you could do the equivalent just as easily within your present job. Should you jump…