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Kendall: How'd you do with your reopening? Or are you still doing?
Jun 16, 2020 8:11 AM
Whether you celebrated your business' grand opening many years back or just a year ago, chances are you weren't planning on a Reopening in 2020.
Kendall: Here's a piece of good news, but you'll have to reach for it
May 13, 2020 1:00 AM
Some days the coronavirus news seems better, but on other days not so much. The good news: Thank goodness somebody once thought of peer groups.
Whatever happened to spring?
Apr 13, 2020 10:13 AM
Assuming we either have won the coronavirus fight or are closing in on a victory -- or, like any good entrepreneur, you're making plans for the next business step -- planning for your business' rebound should be underway.
Vote for Him! No! Her
Mar 10, 2020 1:00 AM
Could the election cost you that prospect you've been working so long to land -- or a customer or two you already have? Probably not, but maybe.
Jim Kendall: The final Labor Day. Probably
Sep 1, 2019 1:00 AM
After 15 years, 735 columns (counting this one) and a tad more than 367,000 words about small businesses and the entrepreneurs who built and now manage them, it's appropriate, as my current editor Rich Klicki says, to make Labor Day weekend the last of my Daily Herald small business columns.
Jim Kendall: There's something about being an entrepreneur
Aug 25, 2019 1:00 AM
Maybe it's the challenge. Or the pride of being a business owner. Whatever, there's a hard-to-deny tug to be an entrepreneur, to manage your own business and be responsible for its success or, horrors, failure.
Jim Kendall: Thinking about what's ahead?
Aug 19, 2019 9:05 AM
You should chat with Kathy Graham, although, to be honest, you'll do more listening than chatting -- at least at the start. That's been my experience, anyway.
Jim Kendall: Third try is charm for business' seller
Aug 12, 2019 8:42 AM
It took three tries -- maybe four, depending on how you count an Employee Stock Ownership Plan that was tossed aside -- for Larry Johnson to sell his business.
Jim Kendall: School days offer business-building opportunities
Aug 4, 2019 1:00 AM
Sometimes we need to open our eyes and notice the opportunities in front of us. One example: Schools.
Jim Kendall: Is an ESOP in your future?
Jul 29, 2019 10:03 AM
Maybe it's the people I hang with, but I don't pick up a lot of conversation about ESOPs. Yet Employee Stock Ownership Plans apparently can be an extremely effective tool for a business owner facing a need -- perhaps calendar driven -- to sell a business.
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