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Put Your MBA into Your Work, Not Your Title
by Tim Berry Wed, Dec 07, 2016 8:16:00 PM
I’m shocked to note that it’s been seven years since I posted Note to MBAs: Drop the Comma MBA, please! The point was exactly what the title
Wed, Dec 07, 2016 8:16:00 PM
Over the course of the next few years, you can expect your business to run dramatically different,
Tue, Dec 06, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Startup Stock Options as Fool’s Gold
by Tim Berry Wed, Nov 30, 2016 7:35:00 PM
Terry had a good job with an established software company but left to join a startup. Why? “Because they’re giving me startup stock options.” Too bad. Two years later
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 7:35:00 PM
Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLCs
by Ken Laino Tue, Nov 29, 2016 8:23:00 PM
Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 8:23:00 PM
Small business owners can be overwhelmed by new trends in technology. We’re puzzled – not because we
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Video: 3 Reasons Every Business Owner Should Plan
by Tim Berry Fri, Nov 25, 2016 5:58:00 PM
Another Friday video today, this time with thanks to the bplans editing team, me in 88 seconds on why you need a business plan. The post Video: 3
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 5:58:00 PM
Decline of Real Journalism and Fake News are Cause and Effect
by Tim Berry Tue, Nov 22, 2016 7:51:00 PM
These are related trends: the decline of traditional journalism and the emergence of fake news everywhere. I’ve accidentally chronicled the decline of journalism in this blog, with
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 7:51:00 PM
The recent election has put many small business owners on edge. The election of an unknown, untested
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 3:30:00 PM
Accountability within a small business is more important than ever before. With the ever-increasing complexity in the
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM
The Morning After the 2016 Election
by Tim Berry Wed, Nov 09, 2016 7:02:00 PM
Focus Nov. 9, 2016. Of course this blog is not about politics or elections. I’m a business guy, basically, and I write about startups, planning, and stories.
Wed, Nov 09, 2016 7:02:00 PM