Referencing a 2014 Intuit study, the US Small Business Administration just noted that more than 40% of U.S. small businesses consider themselves financially illiterate, yet 81% handle their business. https://www.sba.gov/blogs/april-national-financial-capability-month; http://investors.intuit.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2014/QuickBooks-Survey-More-Than-40-Percent-of-Small-Business-Owners-Identify-as-Financially-Illiterate/default.aspx Actually those percentages vastly understate the rampant problems nationwide for business knowledge deficiencies. Consider some “real world” facts: Statistics succinctly reveal that for every… Read More


Consider a few “real world facts”: Statistics clearly reveal that for every alleged brilliant new idea, impassioned start up, or early stage business venture (at least up to five years) that anywhere from 36% to 50% will fail depending upon industry area (e.g., pick your poison) http://isbdc.org/small-business-failure-rates-causes/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/01/27/do-9-out-of-10-new-businesses-fail-as-rand-paul-claims/ http://articles.bplans.com/the-real-data-on-small-business-failures/ Only about half of all new… Read More


Veterans in record number are out of work and many are considering starting their own business. However, the majority of these talented men and women do not possess the knowledge needed to properly finance their operations. The simple truth is that veteran businesses in all stages fail and will continue to do so without the… Read More


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Straight Talk         From Dr. Woody                                       “Leveraging for Real Business Success” There are a host of straight forward precepts in business which if followed tend to spell success (as well applicable personally and professionally). One… Read More


Straight Talk “Let’s Talk About the Nature of Money and Business Financing”       As a preliminary matter and to provide context, there should be no disagreement that small business represents the major driving engine behind and within our economy. Its healthy expansion depends upon a vibrant entrepreneurial climate and critical funding/financing at every… Read More


Straight Talk With Dr. Woody         After 25 plus years of being personally involved, hands-on, “down in the trenches” in literally thousands of successful small business transactions  now cumulatively in excess of $1 billion, certain truisms have become glaringly obvious: * Most every small business owner/entrepreneur may know a lot about their own… Read More


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