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Failing My Way to Success

Failing My Way to Success

How many times do you need to fail at business before you succeed? I decided to review my own attempts at starting businesses and see how many it took in my life: Failure 1: Sailing Business in Upstate NY 1981: I started a partnership called “Racer’s Edge Sailing Accessories” with a girl friend, while living […]

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Economic-Gardening The Right Way

Economic Gardening

Florida has touted the term Economic Gardening for several years now. Many business, political and economic leaders have dropped the phrase many times. Is there something to it? What’s it all about? More important: Is it working? The subject has several parts. It would require an in depth study beyond the scope of this essay […]

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business trends

Trends

Part of success is preparing for changes in the business environment. It’s important to pay close attention to trends. What kind of trends? Some are obvious: Tax laws, government changes, current events, technology advances and media swings are all important, to name but a few. First, a warning to business owners: Trends can be overrated […]

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Luck does not exist

“You’re So Lucky”

“You’re So Lucky” Do you hear this when people see something that is part of your life, or someone’s life, that they wish was part of theirs? It’s a common expression but think about it, by saying that to someone what are you saying? I suppose on the surface it says “I wish I had […]