Wondering what to get a 12 year old for Christmas? Change their life with this gift.

When I turned 12 years old my mother has a special gift for me on Christmas - a Betty Crocker Cookbook. Along with the gift came a new responsibility, that I was to prepare one meal a week for the family....

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The Entrepreneurial Way to 4% Growth -My thoughts

I wanted to follow up Mr. Schramm's article The Entrepreneurial way to 4% Growth with my thoughts some align with Mr. Schramm and others don't. The Government always puts the cart before the horse. For decades the government has worked on making...

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INFOGRAPH: Landscape of International Trade in the Americas for Middle Market Business

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What is your business worth?

I recently have a friend call me to ask for a referral for a business appraisal.  I told him I could do it for him over the phone. No, I am not kidding. With some basic information about your business, I...

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How do you Define the Middle Market?

In doing research for Be Your Own Investment Banker I spent time digging into what exactly is the middle market.  There is a lot of conflicting and vague  definitions.  When does the small business market start and stop and lower...

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Exit Psychology

SME owners planning to retire or take a back seat at their companies face financial, emotional and psychological challenges. Recognizing the psychological factors that drive a successful change of control can make the difference between a smooth or disastrous...

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Q2 2016 Middle Market Indicator from the National Center For the Middle Market

The National Center for the Middle Market issues a quarterly infographic that provides general business indicators for the Middle Market.  Q2 has had a 7.2% increase in revenue growth that is nearly six times the revenue growth of the...

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