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It Gets Lonely at the Top

It Gets Lonely at the Top

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOExcerpted from C.O.S.E. publication by PETER D. BROSSE, ESQ., CONWAY, MARKEN, WYNER, KURANT & KERN CO., LPABusiness owners who operate closely-held (non-publicly traded) businesses find themselves from...

Don’t be afraid to narrow your niche

Don’t be afraid to narrow your niche

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOI saw the van below in a parking lot and it struck me as a shockingly narrow and unusual niche. This stands in stark contrast to many businesses who want to be all things to all people. They sport...

Extraordinary Guarantees and Your Business Model

Extraordinary Guarantees and Your Business Model

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOI am a big fan of Dr. Christopher Hart’s book, “Extraordinary Guarantees: A New Way to Build Quality Throughout Your Company Ensure Satisfaction for Your Customers.” In the book Dr. Hart lays out a...

Unbranding and your business model

Unbranding and your business model

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOProctor and Gamble (PG) plans to introduce a lower-priced version of #1 selling brand Tide. Tide Simply Clean and Fresh will be priced in the mid-tier category vs. the premium category for regular Tide....

Does a cool idea = a great business model?

Does a cool idea = a great business model?

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOWhen I met the owners of NoChar Inc. and the showed me how their product can protect a town from burning down in a forest fire or how it can protect a man’s hand from a torch, I assumed they had to beat...

Business Models for Dummies Highlights

Business Models for Dummies Highlights

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOThe recently released book, Business Models for Dummies, offers both ‘beginners’ and experts’insight into the fascinating world of business models. The book is comprised of three main sections: creating...

LegalZoom Should Consider the Franfiliate Business Model

LegalZoom Should Consider the Franfiliate Business Model

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOLegalZoom has built a $200+ million business catering to the needs of customers with a legal need who don’t want to hire a lawyer. The company started out selling forms and helping preparing them. If...

Two New Business Models

Two New Business Models

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOAlright, the following are not “new” business models, but I have penned a name for these successful business models which does serve an important function. By naming and defining a business model, we...

Fatal Error #27: Do they graduate or quit

Fatal Error #27: Do they graduate or quit

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEOYou are going to hate me for this one because I am going to tell you that you should WANT your best people to leave you. No, I am not nuts. I am simply a pragmatist. Think about it. If you have a true...

T-Mobile Messes with Samsung’s Business Model

T-Mobile Messes with Samsung’s Business Model

BlogArticles, news, resources, and to help you become a better CEODeutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA made a bold move to remove smartphone subsidies. Carriers have long complained that handset subsidies benefit manufactures such as Apple and Samsung to the detriment of...

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