Archive: February, 2012

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Feb2012

Do you have an edifice complex?

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New business people, infused with optimism, take delight in buying or leasing a business. They spend big dollars for awnings, neon signs and landscaping, not to mention signing a multiple-year lease.  Some people invest their entire pension in a new enterprise with hope it will work. I may sound like your ... Read More
February 29, 2012Lynn Drake

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Harvey MacKay, author of the seminal business book, “Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive” (prequel to the reality show, Shark Tank) suggested that entrepreneurs focus their energies on drumming up business and managing staff. He recommends leaving the jobs you know little about to professionals who know a ... Read More
February 13, 2012Lynn Drake

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“I Got Such a Deal..!”

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When people find out I’m a commercial real estate agent they often sidle up close and whisper in my ear, “Let me tell you, I got such a deal,” and expect me to nod approvingly. Dare I frown? A deal isn’t always a deal. A gentleman who coordinated real estate ... Read More
February 1, 2012Lynn Drake