3 Questions to Ask Before Starting Your Business

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker You are determined to start your own business.  You have thought about it long enough.  You have set it as a life goal. Yet, there are three critical questions inhibiting your lift-off: What type of business should it be? Can you make a profit? What would be the impact [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|

#1 Startup Mistake: Selling Equity Too Early

                    By Ed McLaughlin The key economic factors impacting the value potential of any business include Capital, Cost & Control.  Understanding the meaning and purpose behind each of these words will have a direct impact on vision fulfillment, value realization, and personal satisfaction.  It is imperative [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|

Axiom Awards Silver Medal to “The Purpose Is Profit” in Entrepreneurship

AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2017 RESULTS: Congratulations to the medalists in the 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards! The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business was selected as a Silver Medalist in the Entrepreneurship category. The Purpose Is Profit was written by Ed “Skip” McLaughlin, Wyn Lydecker, [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|

The New Administration Must Help Small Business: 8 Suggestions

By Ed McLaughlin As Published in Fairfield County Business Journal Donald Trump’s selection of Linda McMahon as the head of the Small Business Administration is good news for entrepreneurs. She knows what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, taking her company, World Wrestling Entertainment, from a 13-person operation to a publicly traded [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|

10 Profit Principles that Separate the Want-trepreneurs from the Entrepreneurs

Previously Published in StartupNation By Ed “Skip” McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker What really separates a Want-trepreneur from an Entrepreneur? Is it strategic vision or the ability to execute? If you have a good business idea and you know how to get things done, is that enough? Besides a good business [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|

This Startup Founder is Filling the Training Gap in the Booming Urgent Care Space

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker You need to see the doctor for an uncomplicated illness, but the office is not open. Going to the Emergency Room with its long waits and exorbitant co-pays is certainly not a good option. Instead, you can go to one of the 7,100 Urgent Care Centers that [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|

Holiday Gift Ideas for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, and Professionals

As Published in Forbes Previously Published in Forbes By Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Forbes Contributor If you’re planning to brave the crowds in order to get the best deals, don’t forget that career development items are gifts that keep on giving long after the holidays are over. From books to services, there [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|