Navigating the Due Diligence Maze: A Guide for Business Owners

Illustration of a concept map centered on "due diligence," surrounded by related elements such as analytics, management, files, agreement, exploration, business sales, risks, and a handshake, depicted on.

Embarking on the journey to sell your business or explore private equity investment is akin to steering a ship through uncharted waters. For entrepreneurs who have meticulously built their businesses from the ground up, the prospect of due diligence can be both intriguing and overwhelming. In this article, we delve into the nuances of how […]

Building a Self-Managed Company

A entrepreneur unwinds in front of a window while building a self-managed company.

Are you taking 150 free days a year? If the answer is “no,” you need to build a self-managed company. In the early stages of a business, the entrepreneur is involved in everything – there are no free days. Eventually, after those never-ending hours, the company exits the startup stage and sustains growth up to […]

Impression Management

Two organisms - a shark and a fish - engaging in impression management while swimming in the water.

“You can’t live with people and you can’t live without them.”  Unless you are from Mars, you are involved with people; at a minimum everyone starts with a mom or dad.   The problem with people is discerning the differences in those individuals who have a degree in Impression Management (IM) and those of real character.  […]

Courage Takes Balance

A courageous businessman combines his balance and sword skills to fight a dragon.

All other virtues are lofty sentiments until we activate them with courage. What is honesty if we feel it is safer to hide the truth? What is hope if we give into despair? With courage, we are directed to take action and can turn our dreams into a reality. It is much easier to fold […]