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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Protect Your Small Business from Legal Curveballs

No matter how careful you are with your business there are some problems that you could never predict. Through and through you have thought of all the possible risks that could hurt your small business and have done everything in your power to manage those risks. No matter how conscientious and prudent you are, however, there are […]

Sharing and Social Media – What’s the Point?

Why do People Share Online? The New York Times Study Regarding the Psychology of Sharing There has been an abundance of research on social media, but few have addressed the motivation of “why we share” from a comprehensive perspective. One of the first studies to examine this topic is from Brian Brett’s Psychology of Sharing […]

5 Tips to Get a Head Start on Succession Planning

Succession planning ensures success for your small business after you’re gone. Most small business owners don’t think about succession planning, assuming they’ll be able to run the company, well, forever. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about succession, especially if you’re 10 years out or less. A succession planning consultant should discuss these matters […]

Apple’s iPhone 5 Gets an Early Release

With parts of Apple’s iPhone 5 leaked, does the competition now have the upper hand? Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be released this September. Apple has always been secretive about its products and I can only imagine that Apple’s facility looks something like the mysterious Area 51. This time, however, someone was able […]

MyStartupStory: Randy Shiozaki, co-founder of TVplus

TV Plus lets people fully integrate their TV watching experience with the now ubiquitous second screens of smartphones, iPads and other devices in real time. Co-Founder Randy Shiozaki talks about the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and how competition helps TVplus raise awareness for their product and refine their messaging.

Essential attributes of a successful small business owner

Do you have the traits needed to be a successful small business owner? With so many different types of small businesses, there are a lot of unique attributes many small business owners from different verticals possess. It’s a subject that provokes a lot of opinions, but here are some of the main qualities we think […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Ten: How to Bite

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Now this is where the C3D team is at their best – all working together against a common (and real) foe. It’s all a team effort, so when Aaron neglects his critical task to try and make up with Lisa, his good old slacker/turncoat/thief brother is there to make […]

What does a business genius look like?

Small business ideas are only part of the equation. Genius requires execution. What is a genius? The 17th Century English poet John Dryden wrote: “Genius is above correctness.” A genius possesses the ability to ignore conventional wisdom about what’s possible, to throw off the straitjacket of the status quo and to… dream. By realizing their […]

What Your Small Business Can Learn from the Olympics

Don’t get blind-sided when it comes to protecting your business. I have to say that the Brits managed to deliver an incredible opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games – and, so far, have managed to keep this standard going. There have been those who are surprised (Mr. Romney….) but I am not. The Brit’s […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Nine: What We’re Capable Of

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Well, that didn’t work out exactly as they planned. Bryn’s power move to kidnap June Pepper and get her to divulge the location of their prototypes didn’t get them any closer to the truth. Turns out, all this time they were fighting a mirage – Livefye was a fake […]


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