Should Business Planning Be Cookie-Cutter?

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While most really dug BizGym at SXSW this year, a few questioned whether BizGym might be too “cookie cutter” an approach. Hmmmmm… time to re-evaluate what were doing… So OK, here’s the pros and cons of our knowledge management or “idea bank” approach to business planning: PRO Easier for Funders to Evaluate: A standardized “chip-to-chip”… Read more »

What You Need & Don’t… to Succeed

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OK, so we’ve beat this Big Moo thing to death, but with 33 insightful authors, it’s worth savoring. Here’s yet another smart snippet to whet your entrepreneurial appetite: “Are you ready to do an original, life-affirming, remarkable thing? The German philosopher-poet Goethe gave us the only bit of wisdom you need: ‘Whatever you can do,… Read more »

Giving: Why its an Arm's Length Transaction

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We all nod vigorously to the notion of giving. For example, “No one has ever become poor by giving” ~ Anne Frank. OK, uh huh. Then there’s “…giving liberates the soul of the giver” ~ Maya Angelou. If you say so Maya… But all that’s just “yada-yada-yada” salad to business folks trying to bite down on the idea… Read more »

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." ~ Ben Franklin

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Nice Ben… Our sentiments exactly. The Storymanager® System is dedicated to making your business something worth reading about. And we do it by helping you find your way through words. So as our thumb inches closer to the launch button, we hope that Ben would have approved of what we’re up to here at Storymanager…. Read more »

"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts." ~ Nikki Giovanni

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In these early days of bizgym.com development, we know our app will be a bit janky. But PLEASE bear with us. Send your feedback and we promise to eventually dot all those i’s and cross all them t’s. Nikki Giovanni is a Grammy-nominated American poet. We sure could use some of her sound-bite smarts to make Storymanager… Read more »