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10 Pluses & Minuses of Vertical Integration

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Is Vertical Integration For You? So you’ve had a great idea to service a segment of the market by supplying products, services or both. Before “rushing to market” stop and think how much of the product or service you should … Continue reading

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Why Thinking In Advance Matters

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Failed? Get Up! Failures are the proverbial lemons waiting to be turned into lemonade. They are learning lessons and should be stepping stones to success. They are the strikeouts that home run hitter endure and work through. If your feeling … Continue reading

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What Is Good Design?

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Working day in and day out with start-ups and small businesses, I often think of how better to help and provide the services they need.  How do I improve MGG Consulting’s offerings on a continuous basis.  You’re hearing the old … Continue reading

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“Luck of the Irish”

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Most of us have heard the expression, “The luck of the Irish”.  With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I thought it would pay to take a look at what “luck” has to do with your small business. LUCK plays … Continue reading

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Risky Business

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So let’s say you have a great business idea, an outstanding value proposition, attractive pricing and a plan to generate highly qualified leads.  Even better, you have a dynamite team, no debt and no competition in sight.  Home free!  Right?  … Continue reading

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Make Price-Setting Strategic

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For many businesses, pricing their goods and services is a challenge.  There are lots of truths and myths surrounding the pricing discussion.  Truths like, “A price is a promise” or myths like “a higher price equals more value.” It pays … Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time

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Time, more than any other asset including cash, is critical to the success of your business.  How you use your time spells the difference between success and failure.  Businesses that grow organically routinely turn time into cash flow.  Businesses that … Continue reading

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Giving Back Works

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I am working with Peter, a client that is planning to launch his new business.  Of course he is focused on success, growth and profitability.  However, his products are specifically designed to be family-friendly and wholesome.  Like many enlightened business … Continue reading

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Are Entrepreneurs Workaholics?

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Often the term “entrepreneur” and “workaholic” are considered synonymously.  Should they?  The short answer is, “no”. Non-Stop I recently attended the Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce monthly networking luncheon.  The room was filled with 42, very energetic entrepreneurs.  One of … Continue reading

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Start-ups: When Assumptions Are Not Enough

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At MGG Consulting we spend the better part of our days “thinking in advance” on behalf of our start-up and small business clients.  Most of this business planning involves a significant number of assumptions that may or may not prove … Continue reading

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