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The Strategic Entrepreneur: A Profile of Success
Somewhere along the way, entrepreneurship became synonymous with risk-taking. We’re often led to believe that today’s successful entrepreneurs are impulsive, adventuring types who act first and plan later. They are gamblers and cliff jumpers. While this stereotype does apply to a few individuals and is probably the aspect that the public remembers most, it does suggest an unclear understanding of what it really takes to consistently succeed as an entrepreneur....
Buying or Leasing a Commercial Building? Talk to Your Banker First
A variety of factors should be considered before a business owner initiates the commercial real estate loan process. These include property location, whether the building contains the necessary facilities or will need remodeling, the building’s size, its parking environment, working capital, and many more....
Strategic Planning - Step by Step for Success
Your mission statement is solid. You’ve worked with your management team and advisors to develop a vision for the future that’s ambitious, but not a pie-in-the-sky impossibility. Now, how do you translate that vision into real-world success? Strategic planning lets you bring method – and intention – to the process of realizing your vision....
Can an Advisory Board Help Your Business Prosper?
When viewed from the outside, successful business owners seem to have all the answers and know all the right moves. In truth, behind every great leader sits a group of trusted individuals who provide invaluable feedback, guidance and strategic thought....
Why You Should Belong to a Business Forum
I’m an entrepreneur. I vividly recall our formation efforts in 2005, our doors opening for business in 2006, and all the work since then to build the healthy bank you see today. These real-world entrepreneurial experiences have given me a keen appreciation for the satisfactions – and frustrations – of starting and running a company...