April 2013

Small Business Owners More Optimistic

By Greg Niemi . April 24, 2013

Small business owners’ optimism lagged the wave of optimism shown earlier by leaders of most large and mid-sized businesses.  There are several reasons for this more recent optimism by small business owners.    One of the first places to look is


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Who’s Your 2nd In Command?

By Greg Niemi . April 17, 2013

Great leaders commonly have an extremely strong 2nd in command – someone who’s got their back along with the best interests of the company in mind. I have observed and helped hundreds, if not thousands, of companies over my career. 


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Need Money, Think Like A Banker

By Greg Niemi . April 9, 2013

Do you need to refinance, restructure debt or get a new loan?  Then follow these three steps to think like a banker to obtain the financing you need. To cut to the quick you will need to be clear about 1)


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If S&P is up, why am I down?

By Greg Niemi . April 2, 2013

The S&P 500 is on its way to another new high.  As I publish this the index is at 1,572.  This would be the third time in recent days that the index has marched far past the lows of the


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