Leadership Profiles

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How 'Sellable' Is Your Business?

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Ever dream of selling your business for a profit? Or maybe you’d like to know what prospective buyers think of your company’s potential? Entrepreneur and angel investor John Warrillow developed the Sellability Score to quantify the “sellability” of a company based on eight factors. Warrillow also wrote a book the topic called Built to Sell: [...]
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Ramon Alvarez Takes On Detroit with Electric Vehicles

Posted In GOING GREEN

Fascinated with cars all his life, Ramon Alvarez is finally realizing one of his longtime dreams: bringing affordable electric vehicles to the masses. “My conviction and my passion ... fuel me every day,” he says. On Nov. 1, Alvarez Electric Motors Co. began selling three new vehicles manufactured by Liuzhou Wuling in China. The Eco-E Commuter [...]
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10 Things Every Leader Should Say

Posted In EMPLOYEES

As a business owner, what you say reveals as much about your leadership skills as what you do. Using the right words at the right time will increase the odds of your company’s success. “The right words have the potential to be transformational,” says Jason Henham, managing director of Slate Consulting. Not sure what to [...]
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How to Master the Elevator Pitch

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

“People love their businesses, but when it’s time to sell who they are and what they do, there’s a reluctance to sound too ‘salesy,’” says Terri Sjodin, founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training, and consulting firm in Newport Beach, Calif. “[But] you can learn to be persuasive without giving a hard sell.” Mastering [...]
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Put the Heart Back into Your Business

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Too many business owners lose sight of their original vision and the reasons they went into business, says Rasheed Ogunlaru (pictured), a U.K.-based business coach and author of the new book Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business. But, with a little re-prioritizing, it’s possible to rekindle your passion and achieve work-life balance. [...]
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American Restoration’s Rick Dale Fixes Stuff, Makes Money

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Rick Dale is restoring America, one vintage item at a time. The 53-year-old entrepreneur has established a reputation as a master craftsman who can turn a rusty 1950s soda machine into a work of art that retails for thousands of dollars. Dale has amassed a strong fan base as one of the stars of American [...]
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Local Merchants Alliances Gain Traction

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Small businesses competing with big-box retailers and other chains in the San Francisco Bay Area have devised strategy for wooing customers into their stores: Join forces to promote one another. Now 200 members strong, the San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance (including Michell's Ice Cream, pictured) is working to boost the regional economy and its [...]
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5 Ways to Turn Your Small Business Around

Posted In LEADERSHIP PROFILES

Do you ever feel like your business is clinging to survival? Or that you’re one lost client or bad Yelp review away from bankruptcy? Saving a small business from the brink of disaster isn’t easy. But Grant Cardone (pictured), entrepreneur and host/executive producer of the TV show Turnaround King, says it can be done. Cardone [...]
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