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ESOPs may be retirement financing option

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the March 14, 2016 Daily Herald                 Ken Serwinski says the best opportunity to sell your business happens “when someone comes to the door with a wheelbarrow

Budget impasse threatens SBDC programs

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 29, 2016 Daily Herald                 Not much attention has been paid to the impact of the state’s budget issues on small businesses, but the collective

Is PEG financing in your future?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 22, 2016 Daily Herald                 It’s not an unusual question when business owners become introspective: Is a PEG, or maybe an angel investor, right for

Do your company values matter?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 15, 2016 Daily Herald                 I don’t much believe in company mission statements or lists of values: They too often exist primarily to hang on

Sell more to existing customers to boost growth

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 8, 2016 Daily Herald                 The just-started conversation we’re about to enter happens way too often: Advisor: I certainly agree. We all want to grow

Workplace safety concerns impact productivity

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 1, 2016 Daily Herald                 Workplace safety – or, in today’s not quite so benign context, the possibility of workplace violence – likely isn’t something

Is video your next social media step?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 25, 2016 Daily Herald                 Got a smart phone? Then you’re ready for what may be the ultimate selfie – and, more to the point,

WHERE THE JOBS ARE

Small businesses have rare hiring advantage By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 18, 2016 Daily Herald                 This may be the year to hire. In fact, small businesses planning to bring