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Who Owns the Pickup?

This is a fun article, with a mild competitive element, but first a bit of history or as some say ‘context.’

Who Owns the Pickup?

This is a topic that has been on my mind for some time now. I have mentored and taught a dozen startups in Wisconsin over the last several years, primarily in the Milwaukee area but also “up North” and I’m finding a somewhat disturbing pattern.

Who Owns the Pickup?

In the beginning of these articles, like over a year ago now, I started out talking about a “mindset” necessary to brave or traverse the process of starting a business.

Who Owns the Pickup?

From the previous article, “What’s a Watershed,” I have an addendum along the same lines; that is filling an access void with scale and synergies. Here’s what I have been imagining.

Who Owns the Pickup?

Acronymania, will the suffering ever end? Is it the son of Covid? CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is one of the current buzz terms, but it merely obscures a simple truth all businesses consciously or intuitively know and understand, “stay close to your customers and your customers will stay close to …
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Who Owns the Pickup?

This is the most difficult part of entrepreneurship: Hiring well I was going to do a pause in this series of steps along the journey to entrepreneurship for some real time stories about that portion of the service sector involving “essential services” and surviving and prospering after Covid. I thought …

Who Owns the Pickup?


Who Owns the Pickup?

The Common Steps of Selling Since all businesses survive or perish depending on sales and, in keeping with the pictorial themes to help in visualizing these Small Business Advisory topics, let’s construct the Sales Funnel visual using some hunting aids-bear and deer and turkey.

Who Owns the Pickup?

For this stage of our entrepreneurial journey we draw upon several of our past articles to play our “marketing” card. We have previously discussed the SWOT analysis and the importance of Research, #’s 2 and 3 in our series. 

‘Unwind’ in the heart of town

In the heart of Woodruff, 1106 4th Avenue to be exact, sits a Northwoods escape offering a variety of ways for anyone who wants to relax, meditate and “unwind.”
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Who owns the pickup?

To this point in this small business advisory series, we have considered several initial steps in gauging your readiness for the entrepreneurial “plunge.” Said another way, rating your current EQ or Entrepreneurial Quotient; do you have the mindset, the energy and persistence, and the information likely to lead to success?

Who owns the pickup?

We began this series by considering the Mindset characteristic of a successful entrepreneur. In the last article we examined a 4-point entrepreneurial readiness analysis process referred to by the acronym SWOT. It is a starting point that lays out your initial view of why you think you can succeed in …

Richard’s Small Business Advisory, #2 SWOT

Last article, we explored the entrepreneurial mindset, that is, what thinking should be going through your mind as you pursue your dream business venture, alone or with others. I visualized that mindset as a triangle and at the top was an identified need, bottom left is an inquiring mind, and …

Who owns the pickup?

So you want to be an entrepreneur, got the itch, OK let’s go? Whoa! Let’s start out by exploring just what that word “entrepreneur” means, some thoughts beyond the tabloids and paid advertising story representations.

Sloans Spa slips into town

Katie Sloan and her family have deep roots in the Lakeland community, ever since her grandfather moved up from Chicago in the 1950s, but after her graduation from LUHS in 2001, Sloan decided to strike out on her own to pursue her career path.
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