Business Ownership

Business Ownership

Why You Should Fire Yourself

Seriously, it may just make you a better business owner.

This Franchisee Ditched a High-Powered Corporate Career to Run Her Own Cycling Studios

Lisa Locker spent decades climbing the corporate ladder. But as a CycleBar franchisee, she's found a whole new challenge.

Are You a Business Owner or an Entrepreneur?

I see "business owner" as a job title and "entrepreneur" as a mindset.

What Every Business Owner Can Learn From the Fall of Rome

As quickly and dramatically as Rome came to power, it fell -- swiftly. Remember that old adage about those who who fail to learn from history?

The Benefits of Buying a Business vs. Starting Your Own Company

There are benefits of acquiring existing businesses over starting one from scratch.

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