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    Where Do Profits Come From?

    by on March 18, 2015

    A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.
    -John A. Shedd
    In seminars around the world, we have presented to participants the following three factors of production in any economy and the type of income those factors derive:

    Land genera…

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    Are Processes Limiting Your Business? Focus on Incentives Instead

    by on February 25, 2015

    Lawyers, accountants and politicians obsess over processes and compliance, whether it’s following procedures and precedent, complying with accounting rules or passing laws to modify behavior.

    But economists think differently. They’re not concerned with …

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    Shark Tank’s Daymond John Surfaces With Digestible Tips for Entrepreneurs

    by on February 20, 2015

    Daymond John, the street hustler from Queens who launched the renegade FUBU line of apparel and ended up on the hit reality business show Shark Tank, said he was there to give back to the 650 students, entrepreneurs and fans who packed the conference center a…

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    5 Business Lessons I Learned While Running a 5K

    by on November 20, 2014

    I recently ran (okay, mostly ran) a neighborhood 5K after many months since my last event. I’m a very experienced back-of-the-pack half-marathoner, but I tend to only run during the fall racing season, so this was my chance to get off my rear end for the fir…

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    Inspiration From 10 Entrepreneurial Heavyweights

    by on November 11, 2014

    A few weeks ago, I attended the QuickBooks Connect conference with thousands of other small business owners, accountants and developers. I listened to many accomplished entrepreneurs share their experiences as well as tips they’ve learned along their journe…

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    The Key to a Successful Business? Question Everything.

    by on July 21, 2014

    Most entrepreneurs can look back and pinpoint a game-changing moment when they questioned something—the status quo of a given market, their career, even their own choices or everyday lives. For me, the question that changed my life was: There has to be a be…

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    7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting a Business

    by on July 18, 2014

    A good friend of mine, Jerry Rudison, likes to say, “Experience is what you get when you don’t get all the other things you want.” I agree with him. As an entrepreneur, things do not always go according to plan, and as a result, I have gained a lot of ex…

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  • Branding Small Business

    Why Branding Is Absolutely Critical for Small Business Success

    by on July 4, 2014

    If you’re wondering how your small business can stand out in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, I’ve got one word for you: branding.

    You may think that branding is for the big companies with the big ideas and even bigger budgets. But brandi…

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