The True Cost Of Bailouts

Consider the current state of the countries small businesses who have been trampled in the rush to save the “too big to fail” primarily because they lack the political leverage to merit any consideration. The oft stated goals of economic and job growth will only occur when small businesses and private investors quit being treated as the water that can be bailed out to right the chosen ships. For every big company that is reorganized, thousands of small businesses are forced into a slow motion death spiral.

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Just Ask Us To Leave

How long will businesses owners stay if they are only “utility profitable” … or making barely enough money to keep the lights on? I like to work 60 plus hours a week without getting a paycheck as much as the next guy but it can only go on for so long.

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Government for Governments Sake

Organizational self awareness results when service to the creators (individuals, taxpayers, voters, members) is replaced by service to the interests of the organization itself. Rhetoric passes for leadership, access is denied to those with shallow pockets, problems are postponed, not solved and the status quo is always protected.

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Stress Solves Nothing

Negative situations tend to spawn the worst small business decisions, especially from the least experienced among us. A fire drill approach to problem solving can at best lead to overreaction and at worst downright panic. Small businesses in general lack resources and staying power, making it that much harder to react calmly when the wolfs at the door. Stress is the enemy of rational thought, identifying the magnitude of any threat minimizes stress.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - October 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

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Small Business & Government

When you consider the total burden of federal, state and local taxes as well as the cost of complying with various mandates and regulations, government is the majority partner in your business. A partner that produces no income, adds nothing to your productivity and has no interest in your input.

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The “Dogged Principle” (10/20/30/40) of individual competency

The Dogged One's rule of individual performance is a quick guide to competency in general. Every organization or profession wants to believe it is made up solely of society’s best and brightest.

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