Seven Stories You May Have Missed

It’s time to declare your independence from the people who have taken it from you. You know that July 4th is the day we celebrate our national independence from the British crown. What you may not know is that July 4th was just as much about declaring independence from…

Six Quick Reads You Need to See

Starting a Business is an Act of Defiance and Patriotism: Happy Independence Day Letting your entrepreneurial flag fly has never been so daring, so important and so patriotic. The financial rules are now totally written for the big companies. Taking on Goliath in any industry is an act of…

The Entrepreneurship Series, Part IV

Righteous Rotation and the Rule of “Fours” The Righteous Rotation follows the creation and patronage of locally owned and operated businesses. When a small business prospers, its owners and workers prosper along with the surrounding community. This leads to more prosperity for the small business, and on and on….

The Entrepreneurship Series, Part II

Fair Distribution of Political Power There is one thing that does more than any other to guarantee a fair society: lots of new millionaires. New millionaires means there is an opportunity to make a lot of money in a relatively short period of time. New millionaires means that people…

How Slow Internet is Costing You Real Money

Slow internet has real costs and dangers. First, and most obviously, slow internet is annoying. Waiting for videos to buffer, websites to load and e-mails to send makes you work slower, your day longer and your frustrations greater. But, slow and spotty internet costs us more than just time…

A Business Coach Would Change Your Business and Your Life

In the 17 years I’ve been working with business people of all kinds, one thing has always amazed me: the absence of clear-eyed, understandable maps to help you navigate through the phases of your business. Sure, there’s business school where you can study accounting, finance, marketing, call center management….

5 Proven Steps to Succeed at Your Crowdfunding Campaign

A guy from Wharton School studied crowdfunding campaigns and picked out a bunch of things that can make your crowdfunding campaign a success. Below is a brief recap of features of a successful crowdfunding campaign: It’s easier if you already have a giant network on Facebook or in your…

Building Business Credit (Even When Your Personal Credit Stinks)

Note to Commecion: Thank you so much for calling in to my radio show today. Since we didn’t get to your question about how do get credit for your business even if your personal credit is bad, here are some tips. Understand that even if you have great personal…

What’s the Difference between Equity & Debt?

Most businesses need cash from the outside for several reasons. First, most businesses need money in greater quantities than the founders have in the bank. Second, many business starters believe that putting any or a lot of their own money in the business clouds their judgment; instead, they prefer…