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a calculator which says Don’t leave numbers to the accountant. If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business. 

‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #1 – Welcome to the Jungle, an Introduction to the Series

Don’t leave numbers to the accountant. An introduction to accounting and its basic concepts can equip you to make better business decisions. 

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Successful Startups are ‘Investable’ Startups: Must-Have Traits and Helpful Practices

A good idea is not enough to attract investors. Does your startup have these 4 traits that successful and “investable” startups all share?

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Consensus Decision Making: How Much Compromise is Too Much? 

In the decision making process, trying too hard to achieve consensus leads to suboptimal results. Consensus decision making should include the best of everyone’s input.

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5 Mistakes Avoided by All Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs know the importance of delegation, a good idea and lessons to be learned from failure. Avoid these five mistakes made by startups.

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Why Startups Fail: 5 Mistakes that Lead to Failure

Empowering Entrepreneurs Despite Difficult Odds Nine out of ten startups fail. That’s the bleak truth. While this statistic may discourage some entrepreneurs, it should also encourage them to learn how to avoid the fate of those other nine. Here are five reasons why startups fail and how entrepreneurs can avoid common mistakes. The more you […]

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Reaching Graduate Level: Eliminating Owner Dependence

All owners hope that their business can run efficiently while they are away. Eliminate owner dependence with strategies to build skilled management.

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3 Approaches to Business Valuation Methods

Are you valuing your business for a transition, taxes or even litigation? The reason for your valuation will determine the business valuation methods you use. 

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Lessons on Family Governance in Business

The Cornell/Loyola Family Business Roundtable brought together thought leaders to discuss business and family governance. Here are the key takeaways.

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The Advantages of Franchising (and Some Disadvantages)

The advantages of franchising can make it an extremely attractive model, but it also has its challenges. How will you know if it’s right for you?

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company culture is the elephant in the room

Embrace the Elephant in the Room: Advice on Company Culture

As companies grow, culture can get lost. Learn to maintain company culture and embrace disagreements as more voices enter the room. 

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