Plaid Friday Gives Local Retailers a Real Boost

Plaid Friday Gives Local Retailers a Real Boost

We've all heard of Small Business Saturday, but have you heard of Plaid Friday? This new movement is taking Keene, New Hampshire and the Monadnock Region by storm. 

5 Essential Tips for Expat Business Professionals

5 Essential Tips for Expat Business Professionals

Being an expat on a new job in a foreign country can be daunting. When a friend in New York hired me to go to Berlin, Germany to help him manage a real estate investment company, I was excited and a little scared.

How to Build Financial Models for Startups in Service Businesses

How to Build Financial Models for Startups in Service Businesses

Not all financial models require three statements to be useful to founders and investors. The income statement is the only statement that is required in financial models for startups. 

A Real Leader Knows When to Say I'm Sorry

A Real Leader Knows When to Say I'm Sorry

Apologies are commonplace in public and private life. But not everyone agrees. The iconic American actor John Wayne said that we should never apologize lest we be considered weak. 

Biodiesel Manufacturing and What Matters in Financial Models

Biodiesel Manufacturing and What Matters in Financial Models

Founders and investors need financial models that are transparent and easy to understand. We know how to draw a hockey stick, but it is how we get there that matters.