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Did You Know?

In Vino Veritas “…Take a wine at 15 percent alcohol—fairly common nowadays, especially in California. That wine has 15 percent more booze than a wine at 13 percent. That’s about an extra glass per bottle. It’s the difference between just right and too much.” —Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic, The New York Times Read More http://www.gq.com/food-travel/wine-and-cocktails/201110/new-rules-wine-guide#ixzz2GPuFVbw5 Related articles …

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5 New Year’s Resolutions if You Are Contemplating a Transition

Here are 5 resolutions your small business might benefit from making if you have an eye on eventual exit or transition. Alright they may not read as resolutions but these are practices that will dramatically improve your chances. 1. Have an End Game in Mind Every business should have an Exit Strategy. This one best practice …

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What Is Necessary To Grow A Small Business?

An Infographic of 11 necessities to grow a successful small business to bear in mind especially if you are getting ready for a transition. Growth and Profitability are two of the more fundamental variables that can maximize the worth of your business at exit. Infographic by Merchant Resources International Related articles How to Grow a Business: …

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Waning Optimism On Averting “Fiscal Cliff”?

Optimism that a budget agreement before Jan. 1 can be reached has waned over the past week. 50% percent now believe this and 48% are doubtful, a change from the previous three weeks, when a majority of Americans were generally confident leaders would reach a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Americans’ Optimism Wanes …

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Business Owners Turning Pessimistic Post-Election?

I wonder what the sentiment will be once the Fiscal Cliff turmoil is over? Related articles Wells Fargo survey: Small biz optimism drops after election (bizjournals.com) There’s Been A Staggering Collapse In Small Business Optimism Since The Election (businessinsider.com) Small Business Owners Pessimistic After Election (powerlineblog.com)