Category Archives: General

The five tactical skills of a great executive

While we are on the subject of great leadership, let’s list the five principal tactical skills of a great leader.  These are not the strategic visionary skills, like leading companies through risky product launches, or steering the course through economic … Continue reading

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Three things you need to have when raising money.

Here’s more advice from professional investors for aspiring entrepreneurs.  Each of us has a list of things we look for early on when identifying whether we want to go to the next step in analyzing a plan.   Come to think … Continue reading

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The five C’s of Business Partners: a marriage without the sex

By Richard Sudek Dave’s note:  Our guest insight this week is by Richard Sudek, an associate professor of entrepreneurism at Chapman University Graduate School of Business.  He is Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurism and Business Ethics, and Chairman … Continue reading

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Project cash flow – not just profit – during start-up.

Cash is everything to a new business.  How many times do we have to say this?  The days of being able to trust that there will be an investor or lender on the other end of a call or email … Continue reading

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Create a Powerful Dashboard.

From sports car to aircraft to super tanker, successful operation depends upon the pilot’s understanding and urgent timely use of a dashboard.  Real time information is critical to real time decision-making, and increasingly in the modern business world, decisions are … Continue reading

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Important notice to Berkonomics RSS feed readers!

You may lose your feed immediately after this notice (March 26th, 2013) as we switch today from Feedburner to local control of your feeds. PLEASE come to https://www.berkonomics.com now and re-enter your email address at the RSS on the upper right … Continue reading

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Announcing Dave’s new book: BASIC BERKONOMICS – with twelve guest authors

Just released! BASIC BERKONOMICS by Dave Berkus … and twelve of his expert entrepreneurial friends: John Huston, Bill Payne, Frank Peters, Basil Peters, JJ Richa, David S. Rose, Richard Sudek, David Steakley, William De Temple, Berni Jubb, Eric Greenspan, and … Continue reading

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The new Berkus SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS COLLECTION – eBooks and books

  Announcing EIGHT new mini-books and eBooks by Master Entrepreneur, Dave Berkus, just released by The Berkus Press. Covering important business growth subjects, these books are a must-have for you and your associates. As a bonus, the “quick read” eBook … Continue reading

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Mind a short plug?

Mind a short plug? If you like these insights, you can purchase a full hundred and one of these in either soft or hard cover, by purchasing BERKONOMICS – the book – direct from my web store just by clicking … Continue reading

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Board members must protect the coporation before themselves.

All other board functions are secondary. Even venture capitalists who sit on boards where they have significant investments often forget this point.  They write into their investment documents that they will occupy a seat on the board for as long … Continue reading

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