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Awake at 2 o’clock? is, and has been since 2008, my writings on the myriad of roles of a business owner. It covers the day-to-day realities of running a company; marketing, sales, management, finance, leadership and planning. While I clearly write from a pro-entrepreneurial point of view, the articles focus on practical advice and experiences that include all aspects of business.

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Too Busy to Do Business
Another tax filing season has passed, and the entire US accounting profession comes up for air. Of course, thousands of businesses and individuals have filed for extensions, thereby postponing the pain of calculating their final numbers for anywhere from a … Continue reading → [...]
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Small Businesses Fantasies: Service
As an evangelist for small business, I am the consumer equivalent of the locally-grown food movement. I spend as much of my discretionary income as possible with the owned-and-operated businesses in my area. As a consultant and coach to owners, I also … Continue reading → [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Let the Business Owners Pay for It
When it comes to “No taxation without representation,” the rallying cry of our founding fathers, few identifiable population segments are as abused as business owners. One of my long-time clients is a franchisor, and until very recently I was a … Continue reading → [...]
Sun, Apr 10, 2016
Time to Grow Up
Young industries no longer have the time to grow up. The cycle of maturation has long been accepted as a fact of life when a new concept becomes a business. There are a few pioneers (defined here in Texas as … Continue reading → [...]
Sun, Apr 03, 2016
Talk to Your Competitors
In my two decades of managing over a dozen peer groups, I frequently had the opportunity to sit in meetings with a business owner who competed with a member of another Board. I occasionally had to bite my tongue as someone vilified … Continue reading → [...]
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

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        own schedule, and with little to no risk after their exit.
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