You are the heart of your business

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today’s article is dedicated to you, the entrepreneur: Every business owner should remind themselves that they are at the heart of their business. Every decision that they make and every action that they take is transmitted […]


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Fail fast and frequently in business

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he discusses failure and the entrepreneur’s mindset: Q: I want to start a business, but I’m terrified of failure. How do you work through it? A: That’s a great question. What happens if you build it […]


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Make your business plan a dynamic plan

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he talks about the need for a dynamic, rather than static, plan: Q: I always thought that once my business plan was written, that was it. That I didn’t need it anymore. Isn’t that the […]


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Should I cut expenses or grow gross margin?

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he discusses the difference between cutting expenses or growing profit: Q: What is the best way to increase my bottom line? There are two ways in my mind to increase the bottom line. One of them […]


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How to increase bottom line

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he tells us how to increase bottom line profit: Q: Can I improve my profit margins without sacrificing quality for my customers? A: There are some obvious ways for a small business to increase its profit. […]


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What are metrics and why are they important?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he talks about metrics and what they mean to your business: Q: What exactly is a metric? It seems like another one of those “business terms”. A: Metrics are basically just any value that helps you […]


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What is leadership?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he talks about leadership: Q: I’ve got my plan. Now, how do I convince other people to buy into it? A: How do you get your team on side with your business plan? And why? There’s […]


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Maximize the use of your business plan

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he talks about using your business plan to its fullest extent: Q: How do I maximize the use of my business plan to increase the likelihood of success? A: Well, the first thing is that you can’t just […]


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Are entrepreneurs big risk takers?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he discusses the idea that entrepreneurs need to be risk-takers. Q: Friends of mine have said they’ve shied away from entrepreneurship because they don’t want all the risk. Is it true that entrepreneurs have to be big […]


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My loan was denied. Why?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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In this series of 19 short articles, StratPad’s founder discusses the fundamentals of starting and running a small business. Today he tells us the number one reason why loan applications are denied. Q: My loan was denied. Why? A: The number one reason that loan applications are denied is because the business plan doesn’t include a […]


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