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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.

SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME

I writing this blog so that those who would request a personal meeting with me might know that a decision to not meet with them is neither personal nor arbitrary. In earlier days, I’d have been pleased to honor many of these requests. In fact, I found these meeting gave me a great deal of…

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Business Profit and Risk in the 21st Century

There is a chasm between the ways wealth was created in the 20th versus the 21st Century. In the 20th, it was essentially invention of devices followed by well managed traditional assets, (real estate, plants, machinery, equipment etc.) leveraging large labor forces. In the 21st, it is development and management of intellectual property leveraged through…

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Start a Business While in College and Get the Girl

I received and email from a college student who wants to be an entrepreneur. He was concerned that after graduation it would then take years to get the operational experience he believed would be necessary to start or buy his own business. Here is the pertinent portion of my response to him. I started a…

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START A BUSINESS - RESCUE YOURSELF WHEN YOU'RE FLAT BROKE

So your business failed. You have no income. Every dollar you had was invested in your business and it’s gone. Maybe you have bill collectors calling night and day and eviction from your residence is only weeks or even days away. Your brain and emotions are beyond fried. You have no money, no prospects and…

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EXPAND A BUSINESS- SWEET SUCCESS WITH MARKETING MAKEOVER!

One of my apprentices purchased a small regional candy manufacturer. The company had some non-descript products that for the most part were similar to products of other larger candy manufacturers who enjoyed substantially more robust channels of distribution. One of their products was the texture of a gummy bear, the shape of a jelly bean…

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11 SECRETS OF THE SUPER SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

This blog item looks at one primal directive and ten skills that can elevate an entrepreneur to super success status. The primal directive: Pursue your passion Success in any business is very demanding. Many entrepreneurs spend 80 or more hours a week for years building a business. You’ve got to love what you do or…

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BUSINESS SUCCESS - THE ROAD TO GREATNESS

Above is an eight minute video blog that I believe can elevate forever the way you see yourself. Equally important, it provides you with a pathway to an unimaginable level of business success. Below is the text of a key portion of the video blog. It's the set of instructions that can propel you from…

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BUY A BUSINESS WITH LITTLE OR NO ATTORNEY FEES

A question often asked by entrepreneurs is: How much does it cost in legal expenses to complete the acquisition of a company?” A better question would be: "How do I get the services of a top attorney without emptying my pocketbook?" I'll answer both questions here. In the many transactions that I’ve participated in during…

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START A BUSINESS - BREAKING THE BANK LOAN 2 YEAR BARRIER

A good bank lending officer can be an entrepreneur's most important ally. Yet most fledgling entrepreneurs have unrealistic expectations of their banker. Expect your banker to play it by “the book.” “The book” divides your business entity's history into two segments: 1) before two years of successful operation; and 2) after. To the uninitiated, dealing…

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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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