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Why no decision may be worst decision

Article Language: English
July 28, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “I’m having a hard time making business decisions. There’s so much information out there, some of it conflicting, I just get stuck.” You are... Read more
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Exit planning’s value could be priceless

Article Language: English
August 11, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville ”I have a successful small business and am told I should consider exit planning. Where do I start?” The value of exit planning cannot be overrated... Read more
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Choice of new owner impacts exit plan

Article Language: English
August 25, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville Exit planning involves valuing your business and identifying potential buyers. Two weeks ago I discussed business valuation. Today, we’ll look at... Read more
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Small changes can start chain reaction

Article Language: English
September 8, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “If I could just fix (insert idea here) everything would be great.” Many clients come to me with a single idea that will fix their business and... Read more
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Business degree not needed for success

Article Language: English
September 22, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “I’m thinking of starting a business but my degree is in art history. Do I need to go back to school?” A business degree is not necessary to be... Read more
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Business debt may make good sense

Article Language: English
October 6, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “Our 3 year-old business is doing well. We have never had a loan and I believe in being debt free. My partner is pushing to get a loan to help us... Read more
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Fight back against new competition

Article Language: English
October 20, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “We’ve been the ‘only game in town’ and things have been going great but now we have competition. I’m worried that our customers will begin leaving... Read more
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Find great workers with smart hiring

Article Language: English
November 3, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “We are about to hire several employees. Any advice?” Start with written job descriptions. Include requirements for applicants, employee... Read more
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Businesses should plan for a disaster

Article Language: English
November 17, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “Floods, tornados, hackers, Ebola … how do we protect our business?” You’ve been following the news and are rightfully concerned about these... Read more
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Hard numbers matter in plan

Article Language: English
December 15, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “My business plan is almost complete. All that’s missing are the financial projections.” That’s like saying, “My masterpiece is almost finished, I... Read more
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Resolve to improve your business in 2015

Article Language: English
December 29, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “I need to improve my business. Where do I to start?” That’s a huge question and the answer differs based on what you are currently doing. In the... Read more
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Don’t push ideas; focus on solutions

Article Language: English
December 1, 2014
By Ed Rappuhn – SCORE Nashville “Coworkers, customers, and even my wife, say I’m a bit pushy but I can’t help myself. How can I come across as having the other person’s best... Read more

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