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Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish Entrepreneurs

Over the weekend I read Taking care of the cobbler’s children on Nash Ramblings. This is good advice, punctuated by experience and some realistic scare stories. Post author Donald Patti starts with a story of an otherwise-thriving small business temporarily crippled by its systems failing. He says: Yet, despite the obvious success of the business,...

By Tim Berry |

Build Your Business Webinar Recording

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009, I presented a webinar titled “Build Your Business, Not Just Your Business Plan, on  Thursday Nov. 19, 2009. The recording of that webinar, plus an additional segment of questions and answers, is now available on YouTube. If for any reason you don’t see that video embedded here, you...

By Tim Berry |

Is Disaster Recovery Possible When the Computing Cloud Evaporates?

How much is your data worth? If you are a customer of T-Mobile using their Sidekick mobile device, all your personal data, pictures, contacts, emails, calendars, etc., which you had stored with them is worth one month’s service plan fees. So, do you agree? Well, that’s what T-Mobile is offering users who lost all their...

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All About You

Last week I started assisting my mother and my aunt in starting blogs. It’s been quite a while since I created a new blog from scratch using the WordPress platform and it gave me a unique chance to see the blank slate a blog starts on. All those exciting possibilities to create a space for...

By Palo Alto Software |

Good planning for succession in the family business

Small businesses, individually owned or family-owned, are really the backbone of this country’s economy, employing more people nationwide than the big-name giant corporations, and serving most of our daily living needs. For many of these businesses, family continuity, the transition/succession of ownership/management from one generation to the next, is a huge issue. I’ve worked for...

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Seth Godin Adds Meaning to Bizdev

I admit it: Business development (bizdev) seemed to me like an internet catch-all job with little definition, little standardization and–all too frequently–little meaning. And I say “admit” it and “seemed to me” because I know that’s a very negative generalization, often plain wrong. But there was a time when every next person in those awkward...

By Tim Berry |

Records Retention Schedule

All of us know that we need to save and safeguard our business records. And after a few years we find that all these records we’ve been keeping are taking up more floor space in file cabinets than work space for ourselves and our employees. The good news is that we really don’t have to...

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Email Madness Solved

Email is one of those things that people talk A LOT about fixing. It makes a terrific virtual water cooler topic because it meets the following requirements: 1. It’s draining 2. It’s incessant 3. Almost everyone has a suggestion about how to manage it I’m going to go out on a limb and postulate that...

By Jason Gallic |

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