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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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Non Traditional Business Investing

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  MGG Consulting (MGG) helps a lot of diverse start-ups.  Many of these stary-ups require seed funding since their value proposition requires initial funding that is beyond their financial means.  Having or not having the financial where with all does … Continue reading

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New Business? Nothing Is More Effective Than …

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For start-ups, nothing is more effective than face-to-face networking when trying to raise new business.  When I started my business, my customer list grew from zero to twenty-two in the first 3 years.  In the fourth year, after I focused … Continue reading

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Not All Baby Boomers Seek Retirement

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On June 12, 2013 the PBS News Hour posted an area on their website called “New Adventures For Older Workers“.  The site claims that 36% of retiring Americans will be working into their retirement years.  This number tripled in the … Continue reading

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What Angel Investors Look For

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Much of MGG Consulting’s business planning services help start-ups and small business “make the case” for the investors they are seeking.  A critical factor then, is knowing and understanding exactly what would be investors want.  Basically, business owners seek funding … Continue reading

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Beyond Survival

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Based on the human, financial and psychological stakes involved, I concern myself with prioritizing my clients’ survival ahead of growth.  According to the last available research, using data from the US Census, 71% of all small businesses do not survive … Continue reading

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Business “Platform” As Infrastructure

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Would you think of building a house without a strong foundation, without enough insulation or with no heating and cooling apparatus?  Thinking in advance about these and other home components can make a significant difference in the cost of ownership … Continue reading

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Marketing Magic: Get Known and Trusted

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A few nights ago, I drove Carlos, my good friend and business associate from a supper meeting in midtown Manhattan to his home in Westchester.  One of the topics we discussed was the effectiveness of the social media tool, LinkedIn.  … Continue reading

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2013 Advice for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

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Making New Year’s Resolutions Count The first step of nine steps MGG Consulting focuses on is assessment.  Assessment is never a onetime thing.  Especially now as one year ends and another begins. So let’s take a look at 2012 and … Continue reading

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Advice for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

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B2B Loves “Revenue Speak” When you “think” and “speak revenue”, sales transactions are easier.  Not all businesses sell products or services that generate revenue, but if yours does, listen up. When planning a new or expanding an existing business, “speaking … Continue reading

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