Tag Archives: small business

The lessons that last

I recently bought a new book, “The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving.” Because I have two other books I have to finish before I start this one, I’ve contented myself for now with only reading the introduction, which has sent me down memory lane. In it, author Robert Spector ...

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Why it’s good to be small

Small businesses have an advantage in this economy. So wrote Harvard Business blogger Peter Bergman in a recent article . "The gap of confidence between small companies and big ones is growing," he stated. "We used to rely on the security of big companies. That's why we worked for them. And hired them. And put our money in them. But ...

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Rethinking succession

My husband and I finally buckled down and had a legal will drawn up last January. That's not something I'm proud of. I'm well into my thirties, I've been married for almost 10 years, and I have a four-year-old son. You could argue that waiting so long was downright irresponsible. Unfortunately, I'm like a lot of people. You say "will," ...

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