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Category: Owner Strategies

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Get off the roller coaster of entrepreneurship

“After a few years of owning my own business, I feel like I’m living on the edge. I see opportunities and jump on them. I ride a roller coaster of ups and downs. I put some wins on the board and try to leave behind the things I wish I could do over. At the…
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Growth by acquisition

“We’re trying to do an acquisition, but as we get into the opportunity there’s one surprise after another. Seems like it’s always something else, and not necessarily good. Should we keep on pursuing this deal? Is there any such thing as a good acquisition?” Thoughts of the Day: Growth by acquisition can be a good…
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Maintaining control as the company grows

“The good news is, our company is growing. This is what we always wanted. But it’s scary for us, as owners, too. We worry a lot about losing control. How do we keep in touch and know things are being done properly if we’re not directly involved?” Thoughts of the Day: Controlling things as a…
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Special rules for family?

“My sister is family, but she is also an employee. And she comes and goes when she wants. When she’s here, she does a good job. But it’s the example I’m worried about. Everyone else here has to arrive on time and stay to the end of the day. If they’re constantly late, if they…
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Learn to make the right choices

“Have to try to prioritize my days better. There’s a lot on my plate and I feel like I’m being pulled in too many directions at once which makes things really challenging. On top of that I have to deal with constant interruptions. I don’t want to set myself up for failure. I know that…
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