Category Archives: Business

Business Succession Planning Should be a Priority for Business Owners and Professionals

Business Succession Planning Should be a Priority for Business Owners and Professionals

There is one aspect of running a business that most business owners often overlook; succession planning.  I am often reminded of the vary scary scary fact that, Approximately 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family firms, ranging in size from small “mom-n-pop” businesses to the likes of Walmart, Ford, Mars and Marriott. Family businesses are… Continue Reading

My First Experience With Being an Entrepreneur?

My First Experience With Being an Entrepreneur?

A lot of people talk about their first “job” and what they learned from it, or starting their first “full fledged” business, but I rarely read online people’s first experience with starting “something” for profit.  I am talking more grassroots…the “quasi” business.  The idea that you are creating value that someone is going to purchase… Continue Reading

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

Family Businesses and Succession Statistics

I recently read two amazing articles on family businesses, and more specifically family business succession planning.  Both provided amazing statistics that I felt that I had to share since I know quite a few of my readers are business owners.  The take away from both stories that it is simply irresponsible if you have a… Continue Reading

There’s No Perfect Time to Be Entrepreneurial

There’s No Perfect Time to Be Entrepreneurial

This guest post is by Mr. Broke Professional: the husband in the husband/wife team behind Brokeprofessionals.com. When you tell friends or family that you want to start your own business, you will likely hear one of two responses. Response A: “You can’t do that!  You’re too young!  You need to keep working for your employer… Continue Reading

Using Your 401(k) to Start a Business

I recently read a fantastic article highlighting how to start a business using your 401(k) titled, “Rolling Over, Starting Up” in Financial Advisor Magazine.   The Author, Alan Lavine, goes through the technique known as Roll-Over as a Business Start up (ROBS). How Do You Use Your 401(K) To Start a Business? Borrowing from a 401(k)… Continue Reading