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Rethinking Innovation

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Not All Innovation is Equal Consider those who make gainful use of innovation as benefactors.  However, those who are impacted by innovation may be unintentionally harmed.  Ask taxi cab drivers how they feel about Uber.  Often technological progress disrupts the … Continue reading

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Value First Marketing

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The Baker’s Dozen A long an honored tradition in retail baking is to “add one more” whenever someone ordered a dozen.  Thirteen for twelve, not bad.  Before the advent of hyper marketing, it might be the only value proposition one … Continue reading

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Low Risk, Big Rewards: Think About “Life Time Value”

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Are up front marketing expenses threatening your cash flow? “I want to grow my business” is the refrain of many small business owners. If you are looking to grow the top line, “sales revenue” then you have essentially 2 choices. … Continue reading

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It’ More Than A Business

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Last week I spent 3 days at an all girls camp nestled on 240 acres in Harrison, Maine.  My clients, Jim and Beigette Gill own and operate Fernwood Cove offering “extraordinary summers for girls.”  And extraordinary, it is. Fernwood Camp … Continue reading

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“Taking Care of Business”: Two Lists Small Business Owners Can Use Now

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Too frequently the small business owner moves from one short-term focus to the next paying little attention to the mid or long term goals and strategies that are real “force multipliers” to increase sales, lower risk, retain the best employees … Continue reading

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Procurement: The Cost Side of Your Profits

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Small business owners decide when and how to spend money on their businesses. Knowing the “why’s” and the “what’s” of business spending can make a significant difference on your profits and on the value you acquire. Reasons to Spend There … 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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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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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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