No, it is not a marmalade and burnt bread item on the breakfast menu.

“He either fears his fate too much,
Or his desserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch,
To win or lose it all.”
James Graham, 1st Marquess and 5th Earl of Montrose, 1612-1650

Oft quoted, it sounds like a grand and glorious sentiment. And it epitomizes Graham’s life…early successes in battle, and then a hanging when he lost, through lack of proper planning for the bigger picture.

Is this the way you want to run your business? Better to plan your startup, garner your success, and then continue to plan for your growth and long-term success. Nobody, really, wants or plans to lose it all.

–Steve Lange
Senior Editor