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Become a Franchise Owner Book Review

Prospective franchisees should read a new book from The Franchise King, Joel Libava, called Become a Franchise Owner: The Startup-Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do. I don’t make that recommendation lightly. But Joel and I share a common passion. We are both passionate about making sure that franchisees investigate and … Continue Reading

How Business Gets Done

 I am proud to be one of the authors of How Business Gets Done: Words of Wisdom By Central Iowa Experts. Thirty-two experts from Central Iowa have collaborated to share their best practices on a variety of subjects including marketing, leadership, accounting, and legal. It’s a great desk reference for any entrepreneur. Visit lulu.com to … Continue Reading

CyberLaw: A Legal Arsenal For Online Business

If you operate an online business or you are thinking of starting one I recommend you pick up a copy of Cyberlaw:  A Legal Arsenal For your Online Business.  Written by Iowa intellectual property attorney Brett Trout the book is new and updated with lots more content than his previous version. This book still has the … Continue Reading

Mavericks at Work

I recently enjoyed the book Mavericks at Work, Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win.  The authors are William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre. According to the book the first question to ask yourself is:  Do you have a distinctive and disruptive sense of purpose that sets you apart from your rivals? An example … Continue Reading

Is Your Team Dysfunctional?

One of the best business books I have read recently is Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni of The Table Group. In an easy-to-read format he diagnoses symptoms of teams in trouble: 1. Absence of Trust 2. Fear of Conflict 3. Lack of Commitment 4. Avoidance of Accountability 5. Inattention to Results My … Continue Reading

Your (Law Firm) Management Sucks

Your (Law Firm) Management Sucks I recently read Your Management Sucks by business consultant Mark Stevens. It’s a great book that I highly recommend. (It is the sequel to Your Marketing Sucks which I also recommend). In his latest book Stevens advises that you should declare war on your business management philosophy. Here is his … Continue Reading

Iowa Corporate & Business Attorney to Write “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Iowa”

Iowa Corporate and Business Attorney to Write "The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Iowa" Des Moines,Iowa corporate and business attorney Rush Nigut is currently working on an online handbook entitled, "The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in Iowa". The handbook will appear on the Web site of Sullivan & Ward, P.C.(a law … Continue Reading
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