Archive for July, 2009

Authorized Shares for Your Delaware Corporation

Back in February, our chairman wrote one of his first blog articles on shares of stock entitled, Demystifying Stock. In it he defines “Stock” and some of the terms commonly associated with stock, like Authorized Shares. Reading his article should give you a better understanding of the definition of stock, but it may still leave […]

Posted by on Friday, July 31st, 2009
Posted in INC Knowledge, Stock
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TED Talk: A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

Alain de Botton, author of The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work takes a look at success.

Posted by on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Posted in Videos of Interest
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Media Training Basics

Radio II: Mastering the Radio In my last post I wrote about booking yourself on call-in radio shows. This can be the easiest access you’ll have to media, but live radio is very unforgiving in a number of respects, so let’s deal with live radio media mastery today. There are some basic radio rules. Last […]

Posted by on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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Are You an Intentional or Unintentional Entrepreneur?

I grew up with parents who owned their own business since before I was born so the model of working for yourself has always been a part of my experience. I have always thought that there are certain people who know that someday when the time is right they want to be their own boss. […]

Posted by on Monday, July 27th, 2009
Posted in Essays

The Average Age of Entrepreneurs

Today while listening to Marketplace on the public radio station in my car I heard a very interesting trend report on the average age of entrepreneurs. Below is an excerpt: Time for a misconception check. If you think all the hot entrepreneurs out there are twenty-to-thirty-somethings with the next big idea and unlimited energy to […]

Posted by on Friday, July 24th, 2009
Posted in Trend Report
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101: Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a vital form of marketing for almost any type of business ranging from a local fishing charter to a Fortune 500 company. Effective SEO enables a company’s website to rank higher on the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) for specific, targeted keywords when doing a search though one of […]

Posted by on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
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Book Review: How to Castrate a Bull

Yes, the title sucked me in. You’ve got to admit it, though; How to Castrate a Bull is an eye-catching title for a business book. And yes, it does have a section about bull castration. The bland subtitle gives the intention of the book: Unexpected lessons on risk, growth, and success in business. Written by […]

Posted by on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Posted in Books of Interest
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Calling all Delaware Business Superstars

The Delaware Business Blog has a post announcing the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce 2009 Superstar Contest, check it out. You may be the next superstar! Below is an excerpt: The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce launched the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards program in 1998 to recognize extraordinary small businesses and nonprofit […]

Posted by on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Posted in HBS Announcements
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Media Training Basics

Radio I: Get Yourself on Call-In Shows Shortly before the 2008 election, a large financial services company asked me to come to a corporate retreat and give a speech to 100 or so of their counselors from around the country. My subject was: “How to Become the Go-To Guy for Your Local Media.” My first […]

Posted by on Monday, July 20th, 2009
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Seven Success Stories

Sometimes we need to hear someone else’s success story to keep pounding the pavement. has put together a great slideshow of entrepreneurs who have turned their dreams into reality. Check it out by clicking on this link:

Posted by on Friday, July 17th, 2009
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101 on Creating a Business Plan

Once again Design Sponge has a great post for their Biz Ladies series. This time on Creating a Business Plan. I know that so many entrepreneurs find this task to be very daunting. I think this post will help, below is an excerpt: Developing a Strategic Plan Since mid-2008 we have been living, working and […]

Posted by on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
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Questions for Potential Managers

For anyone thinking about management issues the blog Great Leadership has an interesting post. This is often a tough area for entrepreneurs, many of us have the big vision and ideas but struggle when it comes to delegating tasks to employees to get things done. Check out the three questions, they may be helpful. Below […]

Posted by on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
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