A Lost Customer

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Connecticut has much to preen about with a beautiful shoreline, rolling verdant hills, and the state’s pride and joy – UConn sports. One thing that is not particularly strong in the state is the differentiation between grocers. If one were blindfolded and could not remove it until they were in aisle 5 of nearly any […] [Read More]

Failure Happens – Now What?

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The statistics are sobering.  Start-ups have a high failure rate.  According to an article written in Harvard Business Review (http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6591.html) that addressed failures of start-up businesses, failure occurs between 30 and 40% of the time if it is defined as losing all assets and 90-95% of the time if defined as not receiving the expected ROI  […] [Read More]

It Isn’t that Complicated

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When asked to choose between detail and complexity versus simplicity and clarity, most of us choose the route of the simple.  Perhaps it is our short attention spans, our sense of being time-impoverished, or our feeling of being overwhelmed by the increasing number of tasks or commitments we all juggle in the span of teh […] [Read More]

Resilience is a Group Exercise

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Every business owner has heard the mantra that there is nothing constant but change itself.  A quick review of the last two decades points out one very salient example; in the 1990′s, books were sold in Mass Merchandising stores (Kmart, Wal-mart, and others).  That entire department of products then became the domain of book retailers […] [Read More]