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Gordon blogs only when he sees a need either among our members or within a business transaction in which he is personally engaged. Content rich and highly insightful, Gordon's blogs are like an advanced course in business success.

EXPAND A BUSINESS – GETTING THE EDGE ON YOUR COMPETITION

Cultivate relationships with early stage financing sources, even if you don’t need their money. Angels - Capital Finders - Venture Capitalist - Even if you never raise a dime from any of these sources, as an emerging entrepreneur they are worth, to you, their weight in GOLD. In fact, they have something more valuable to…

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START OR EXPAND A BUSINESS-VENTURE CAPITAL WINNERS & LOSERS

Is your business venture in a good position to qualify for venture capital? Like the rest of the economy,  Venture Capital firms have been relatively lethargic since the bubble burst in late 2007. If you weren't the next Google or Facebook, VC money has been hard to come by. The good news is Venture Capitalists…

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START A BUSINESS, BUY A BUSINESS WITH YOUR PENSION OR 401(k)

Some entrepreneurs are financing a business start-up or business purchase by taking an early distribution from their pension plan or 401(k). However savvy entrepreneurs are doing a rollover of their pension plan into a self-directed 401(k) and end up with almost twice the amount of after tax cash to invest in their business. Here's how…

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START A BUSINESS WITH NO CASH - OUTSOURCE EVERYTHING

Most people believe they need a mountain of cash to start a business. Not true. You can start your own business with little or no cash of your own. How? Go virtual. That means outsource everything. Here's an example of how it works and how you can do it for yourself. Someone called me a…

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USE SWEAT CAPITAL TO START OR BUY A BUSINESS WITH NO CASH

Here is a great example of how to be self-employed by using "Sweat Capital" or "Sweat Equity" to quickly propel yourself into ownership of your own successful business with no cash. Several years ago I was visiting a friend when his 34 year old wanna be self-employed son also stopped by to visit. Let’s call…

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JOBS - A MUST SEE MOVIE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

“Jobs” – a movie portrait of the man behind Apple Computer - has some outstanding messages for budding entrepreneurs or virtually anyone who wants to build their own successful business.   In addition to some great inspirational quotes, here are some of the insights you will see powerfully displayed – the necessity of vision, the…

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