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How to Classify Your Business When You’re in Startup Mode

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Being in a startup situation, you may be asked to describe your business often. When you’re asked to talk about your company, how do you classify your business? Do you define yourself as a growing company, a startup or something else? As a small business startup, you do have options, and choosing the right classification and the right words for your business can help you grow more effectively.

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Topics: Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses, small business startup

Small Business Lessons From My Goldman Sachs Cohort

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 23, 2014 7:00:00 AM

I've written a lot about it lately but in case you missed it I was a scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.  I completed the program almost six weeks ago but still think about my experience often.  I have been spending quite a bit of time out of the office lately first on a long overdue honeymoon in Kauai and then on a seven day 100 mile river float on the middle fork of the Salmon River.  However, small businesses and entrepreneurs are always on my mind no matter what I am doing so I have been busy taking notes and brainstorming for this post.  I think I finally have my thoughts together so here are my five big takeaways from my experience in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Small Business, Financial Reports, Financial Reporting, Small Business Owner, Small Business Consulting, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses

Who Really Has Time To Work On Their Business?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 28, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Does any business owner really have time to work on their business? If you said no then you are doing it wrong.  As many of our readers know I was a scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program this winter.  The program is coming to an end and since January 1st I have put over 200 hours into the class and the growth plan that I am writing.  That is a lot of time! Over five 40 hour work weeks of my time in the past four months has been spent on working on growing our business.  How and why would I commit that much time to working on growth?

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Topics: Grow Your Business, Small Business Growth, Scaling A Business, Small Business Consulting, Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses