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Book Review: The One Minute To-Do List

The One Minute To-Do List: Quickly Get Your Chaos Completely Under Control By Michael Linenberger, New Academy Publishers, Copyright 2011 Price: Softcover $12.95, Kindle version $7.95 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars, reviewed by Chris Wendel It seems that all of us seem … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business

By Ed Paulson, Alpha Books (Sixth edition), Copyright 2012, Reviewed by Chris Wendel 292 Pages, $24.95 Rating: Four out of Five Stars It may seem strange to be reviewing a book in the “Complete Idiot’s” series (books that provides a … Continue reading

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Book Review: If I Had a Water Buffalo

If I Had a Water Buffalo Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability By Marilyn A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Reviewed by Chris Wendel Softcover: 196 pages, $18.95 Publisher: CGS Publishing, Traverse City, Michigan, (November 16, 2011) It’s not often that I’m able to review … Continue reading

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Book Review: The $100 Startup

Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future By Chris Guillebeau Reviewed by Chris Wendel Hardcover: 304 pages, $23.00     Kindle Version: $11.99 Publisher: Crown Business (May 8, 2012) At first glance The $100 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ahead of the Curve, Two Years at Harvard Business School

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Penguin Press Four Stars (out of five) Reviewed by Chris Wendel The allure of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) attracts many, as both a catalyst for career advancement and a ticket to a lucrative career. The number … Continue reading

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Half-baked or True Business Concepts

by Chris Wendel Over the years, I’ve heard all kind of business concepts. Some never made it past the scribbled napkin stage, while others had little promise. The point is frankly, no one knows at first glance if a business … Continue reading

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Small Business Development Centers and SCORE, A Quick Orientation

It’s surprising how many people are in businesses that are unaware of the tremendous resources that are available to them. The obvious place that most entrepreneurs go to first is a local chamber of commerce. This is a good choice, … Continue reading

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