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Minding Your Own Business

Do you have what it takes to own your own business? Do you have the patience, perseverance, diligence, and drive to handle the fulltime demands that a successful business requires? (Sound familiar parents?) Childbirth alone is a major undertaking, but then follows the many challenging years of inexorable responsibility. Children can take naps and have a bedtime. A business never sleeps; and, unlike raising children, a business will never outgrow the need for your ongoing guardianship. It is my intention to provide some information that hopefully will assist entrepreneurs of all varieties with their pursuit, development, and maintenance of a profitable, prosperous, and fulfilling business.

Take a minute, … no … on second thought, take some time and consider the persistence required to achieve and maintain just the right business model that will successfully cater to the customer you want to target. Not only is your business seeking to build and expand customer loyalty, but it is imperative that your business have the capability to transition and adapt successfully to an ever-changing marketplace, especially as your business matures – as illustrated in the debate (video) over the growth potential and stock valuation of a very popular and well-established eatery, Chipotle …

Battle Burrito:  CMG vs. YUM      Cramer vs. Greenberg
Fri Oct. 21, 2011 | 2:34 PM ET
(video 5:53)

Chipotle’s Recipe for Success
Chipotle Co-CEOs, Steve Ells and Monty Moran, discuss what’s behind the company’s success.
UPDATE:  Wed Jan. 11 , 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
(video 4:56)

Small Biz 401K Misconceptions

Thu 17 Nov 11 | 10:22 AM ET
(video  1:02)

Facing ’Sum’ Facts Of Starting Your Own Business

Thu 17 Nov 11 | 2:18 PM ET
(video 3:43)

Dissecting The Anatomy Of The IPO

UPDATE:  Fri 02 Mar 12 | 9:49 AM ET
Analyzing the reasons for, the realities of, and the research required regarding taking a company public
yelp Co-founder and CEO, Jeremy Stoppelman, on the IPO & Profitability
(video 10:05)

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