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Jack Stack Explains What He Loves About Recessions

Early on, Stack learned to see recessions as opportunities, using each one since 1983 to buy assets, shift strategies, and transform the business. And now he's doing it again.

How One Manufacturer Bet Big on Trump

The bet paid off–but not precisely according to plan. Drew Greenblatt, CEO of Marlin Steel, reflects on the economic turmoil of the last few years and the outlook for American small manufacturers.

You’ll Never Guess Where I Found the Perfect COO

The pandemic forced my eyes open to see pre-existing conditions that had long hampered the business. Some had to do with fundamental underlying issues like managing cash flow and the supply chain. Some had to do with my leadership. 

It’s Been a Year Since My Business Hit Bottom. I’m Still Here

Liz Reisch Picarazzi will be writing a regular column about her journey building CitiBin.

We’re Not WeWork

When Ryan Wilson and TK Petersen set out to raise money to create the Gathering Spot, he got 97 straight noes. Which just proved how badly it was needed.

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The Case for Small Business Advisory Boards

It is absolutely crucial that the list be kept free of people who are considered simply because they might be hurt or insulted if they were not included. These folks somehow always manage to end up on the board, and they are mostly disastrous.

About 21 Hats: What We Do. What People Say. How We Got Here

Have you read our testimonials? At 21 Hats, don't tell you how to run your business. But we do publish news articles, Q&As, webinars, podcasts about what it takes to build a business.

Advertising on Facebook Gets Trickier

in many ways, advertising on Facebook has never been harder. Some say the company charges a lot more than it used to. Others say Facebook suffers from ad fatigue.

No, You Don’t Have to Be a Numbers Person, But ...

I am building a business around the concept of teaching business owners to find confidence in engaging with financial numbers.

How to Choose and Manage the Right CRM for Your Business

Picking the right system can seem daunting, but the real challenge is implementing it.

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