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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.


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
What the Heck is Exit Planning?
The wave of Baby Boomer retirements is beginning. I've been writing and speaking about exit planning nationally for the last ten years, (you can download my free eBook on the subject here), but the inevitability of the demographics is gaining … Continue reading → The post What the Heck is Exit [...]
Sun, Jun 12, 2016
What Should A Small Business Insure?
Every business carries insurance. Some is required by law, such as unemployment insurance or coverage on vehicles. Most is optional, but there is “common sense” coverage and more esoteric policies intended to help you recover from company-threatening events. [...]
Sun, Jun 05, 2016
The New Information Direction: Push Over Pull
Ever since we started using computers in virtually every business, we've been putting data into them. Unfortunately, the issue has been getting information back out. In the middle 1980's I ran a manufacturing company together with a couple of Australians. [...]
Sun, May 29, 2016
Help Your Friends, Not Your Competitors'
I hear it all too often. “A customer just called us for a quote. They have always done business with our competitor. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016

Contact Me About:
      • Keynote presentations to business owners of all ages, trade or professional associations and entrepreneurial groups.
      • 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
      • Bulk purchases of my award-winning books for entrepreneurs

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