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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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Exit Planning: Telling Secrets
Planning your exit from a business is a process of telling secrets. For many owners, it is the most terrifying part of selling. A rancher in South Texas once said to me, “I'm going to tell you a secret, and you … Continue reading → The post Exit Planning: Telling Secrets [...]
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Resisting Technology
A substantial number of business owners are still resisting technology. Clearly, they can't be doing so in the expectation that it will go away. The only possible rationale is that it could hurt their business. The post Resisting Technology appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Bah Humbug! Remembering Mr. Fezziwig
To celebrate the holiday, I'm reprinting a post from 2012 about the underappreciated boss of A Christmas Carol, Mr. Fezziwig. I hope that you enjoy it. The post Bah Humbug! Remembering Mr. Fezziwig appeared first on Awake at 2 o'clock?. [...]
Sun, Dec 25, 2016
How Much Does that Gorilla Weigh?
How much does that (fill in your preferred number here) pound gorilla weigh? I always refer to an 800 pound gorilla, but I've heard others use everything from a 400 pound gorilla (which is pretty close to their real size) to … Continue reading → The post How Much Does that [...]
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Protecting Your Best Asset
If you are planning your exit from the business, what is the best asset that you have to sell? Unless you have patented product, exclusive rights, or long-term customer contracts, you answer was likely “Our people.” Even if you have … Continue reading → The post Protecting Your Best Asset appeared [...]
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

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      • Exit, succession and transition planning for owners who want to leave their companies with full market value, on their
        own schedule, and with little to no risk after their exit.
      • Coaching for professional advisors who work with transitioning Boomer owners
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