Teray Stephens of Invision Group specializes on preparing businesses to raise capital or be acquired. Here we discuss the due diligence process and what you can do to make it as painless as possible on yourself and the potential investor or buyer. Find out how much of your personal life and finances will be included in the process as well!
John Nese is the owner of Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles, CA. His small business focuses on one thing: soda pop! Here we talk about why he decided to focus on this niche, how he markets his business, and how he competes with the "big guys".
Allan Schweyer is the President and Executive Director of the Human Capital Institute, a membership organization, think tank and educational resource for professionals and executives in recruiting, HR and talent management. Here we discuss how a small business can manage the "download" of knowledge from older retiring workers to younger employees. As baby boomers retire, it will be critical that this "knowledge drain" doesn't adversly effect a small enterprise.
Jeremy Behar is President & CEO of Cirrus Tenant Lease Services, a company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that helps businesses negotiate leases for commercial and retail office space. Many small business owners and entrepreneurs get themselves into trouble by leasing too much or too little space. They then find themselves locked into a contract that no longer fits their needs. Here we discuss the pitfalls you should be on the lookout for, as well as ways you can negotiate expansion rights and early termination language into your lease. Having flexibility in your lease can be a critical component of startup success.
Barry Farber is one of the leading experts on sales, marketing and personal achievement for entrepreneurs. He is a monthly columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and is the author of 11 books. He has taught thousands of business owners how to break through mental barriers and achieve their goals - both business and personal. Here we talk about the importance of taking time to keep your focus on the end goal and ways to self-motivate.