Archives for July 2012

Rule of Thumb resources

While there are several books in the Rule of Thumb series dealing specifically with business finances, including A Guide to Financing Your Small Business and A Guide to Small Business Finances, any consideration of business growth has to encompass at least some discussion on financing options such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and franchising. Franchising […]


This blog was originally published on the site.  It is repeated here to share with a more diverse audience. It has been said that the only one who likes change is a wet baby and even that can be debatable, however, business growth necessitates change.  The challenge is to predict or anticipate the need […]

Franchising Your Business

There are many ways to facilitate business growth. Franchising may be an option worth considering.

Growth Means Change – Part 2

Growth of any type encompasses change and role clarification is a necessary first step.

Growth Means Change – Part 1

Growth of any type encompasses change. Some changes are welcomed and others are resisted.

Growth, Opportunities, Risk and Forecasting

Growth encompasses both opportunities and risk. Owners need to find the best balance for their business.

Inorganic Growth

Business growth takes many avenues so it is important to understand the options. Inorganic growth describes external opportunities and often involves external resources.

Strategic Growth

Incorporating strategic growth concepts into your business plan will help keep your company focused on future growth.

Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Growth Strategies

Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Growth Strategies helps entrepreneurs understand corporate growth and learn about available resources.

WELCOME, everyone!

This blog space will be dedicated to ideas about capacity building and strategic implementation for organizations, communities and businesses.   With more than 30 years experience working with businesses and communities ranging from the smallest county seat in the United States (town of 20) to the new category of micropolitans, there will be lots of […]