Seeking Entrepreneurs for Venture Creation Program

I was looking at the Wharton alumni job board for a couple of friends and saw this posting. It’s for entrepreneurs – past, current, or wannabes but all definitely aspiring for the next big opportunity. Normally I don’t broadcast alumni opportunities but I believe in disseminating information that can help entrepreneurs and business owners achieve…

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Recruit Early. Hire College Interns!

It is not just corporate America that benefits from interns. It is often harder for small and medium businesses to find new talent because these smaller entities do not have the recruiting budget or staff to send people to various college campuses. Rarely do smaller businesses typically have the cache to attract up and comers.…

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Non-Profit IT Assistance Source – TechSoup Global

This blog is definitely targeted at FOR-profit businesses. However, some of these for-profit small and medium businesses have non-profit customers. Or the owners or executive management sit on the board(s) of local and regional non-profits. Hence, I thought the information below was suitable and timely. TechSoup Global has served the non-profit, library & non-governmental sectors…

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The Challenge: Internet Marketing Training

There are a lot of programs out there on how to rev up your internet marketing, how to capitalize on social media, how to exploit Facebook,… If you already have strong familiarity with internet marketing or aspects of it, then this post is not for you. But if you don’t, then it is. I believe…

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Can You Answer This Question? How Much Funding Does Your Company Need?

Many small and medium businesses that have approached me in the past to serve as Interim CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to locate funding have had no idea how much money they need. They will give a number but when I ask how did they arrive at that number, they usually do not know. They simply…

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Interim Management – When to Engage

I read a great article on the use of interim management to help your business. I actually was led to it through my twitter account. I thought I’d share it here. The title is “Not a Consultant, an Interim Executive” and it appeared on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. (Click on the title and the link will take…

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Options to Augment Your Executive Management Team

As I’ve said in the past and will continue to state, a good management team is crucial to building a company and attracting investors. You can NOT build a company with a 1-person management team. If your company is young, you may not have the financial wherewithal or the book of business to bring in…

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How to Find Great Management Talent With Limited Funds (cont’d)

(This post is a continuation of the previous post.) So how do you entice someone who makes very good money in Corporate America to join your small company at a fraction of the pay? You can offer them a higher title. The prospect was a “Director of Logistics”, now he or she can be President…

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Converting from a single-member LLC to a Larger LLC

I recently had a question about what is involved in converting from a single member limited liability company (LLC) to a 2-person or larger LLC. The person wanted to know how easy or difficult it was because they wished to obtain equity in the LLC. The founder was showing reluctance to add him as a…

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How to Find Great Management Talent With Limited Funds

One complaint I hear a lot about from company owners is the difficulty they have in finding and enticing management talent to join them. Typically when I ask what did they offer when they encountered someone they thought would be a great fit, the said something akin to “I could not afford them”. That was…

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