Category Archives: Financing your Business

Nikolas Makes Something out of Nothing (Part 2 of 2)

Previously on Nikolas Makes Something out of Nothing… I’m going out to seek my fortune!  That’s what Nikolas told his parents as he left the relative safety and conformity of his carefully selected college preparatory school.  His parents were shocked … Continue reading

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Rippling

A friend died recently.  It was really a fluke that we met at all, let alone became friends. I got her name because of a pick-up sticks-like jumble of intersecting acquaintances and business relationships.  We lived in different cities, so … Continue reading

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Scalability… is that a real word?

She had a great idea, and unlike so many dreamers, she knew how to make the idea work and acted.  Designer fabrics, specially developed, specially packaged, colorful, a catchy Marimekko with a lighter touch.   It made sense.  She’d studied design, … Continue reading

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Idea of the Decade

Aping the well-worn, but dazzlingly lit, jerkily choreographed “Idol” format, six entrepreneurs were invited to Radio City Music Hall in New York to pitch their ideas.  Six young business wannabes taking the same stage as Bob Dillon, Yo Yo Ma, … Continue reading

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I Could Make a Million or The Secret To Success (Most of the Time)

A wagon pulled by two tired horses appeared on the main street of a small town.  Behind the driver was a tarp stretched across a hillock of boxes, ropes criss-crossed to hold a load in place.  The driver reigned the … Continue reading

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