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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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Employees Who Make Bad Choices
Employees who make bad choices in their personal lives usually create problems in the workplace. Should you take their issues outside of the business into consideration when hiring or assigning responsibility? The legal answer of course, is “no. The post Employees Who Make Bad Choices appeared first on Awake at 2 [...]
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Selling to Employees: Is Your Exit Strategy Right in Front of You?
When I interview a prospective client for exit planning assistance, we usually explore selling to employees. The first reaction is always “That won't work. They don't have any money. The post Selling to Employees: Is Your Exit Strategy Right in Front of You? appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock? | [...]
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Employee Experience: Is Bigger Better?
Small businesses provide much of the initial employee experience. We take younger folks and teach them decent work habits like showing up every day, being on time, and working to deadlines. As owners, our personal skills may not be sufficient. The post Employee Experience: Is Bigger Better? appeared first on Awake [...]
Sun, Jul 03, 2016
What's in YOUR Nondisclosure Agreement?
A Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) has become one of the basic standard documents in every company's wallet. Between the rising swell of Baby Boomer owners entertaining exit planning, and greater caution surrounding the legal issues of strategic partnering, an NDA is … Continue reading → The post What's in YOUR Nondisclosure Agreement? [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Choosing Not to Maximize Profits
The other day, a client asked me to review some questions from an MBA student studying business ownership. One of the questions was “Are you doing everything possible to maximize profits?” I've seen the same question asked in a number … Continue reading → The post Choosing Not to Maximize Profits [...]
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

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