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Archive for March, 2012

Business Strategy vs. Marketing Strategy

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on March 28, 2012 – 7:30 am

Almost without fail, when I ask business owners to explain their business strategy to me, what I hear is their company’s marketing strategy.  I am, of course, all ears to their marketing strategy and I certainly understand why any business man might leap to a discussion of marketing strategy when asked such a question, as [...]

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Crowd funding: Certain Future, an Uncertain Path…

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on March 27, 2012 – 9:43 am

The concept and strength of crowd funding’s roots lie in the long established foundations of charitable giving.  In fact, it was within the traditional recipient communities of charity that we first see its leap to funding small business ventures, as artist-entrepreneurs creatively began to solicit the masses to fund their music and independent film ambitions.  [...]

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac… Necessary or not?

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on March 16, 2012 – 9:52 am

For one reason or another, my little blurb on “Real Estate, Business and the Economy… True Hope at Last” sparked a slew of comments and inquiries regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  …All this despite not having mentioned either of them in my “blurb”.  So, recognizing a topic of interest, today I humbly toss out [...]

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Real Estate, Business, & the Economy… True Hope at Last

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on March 15, 2012 – 11:11 am

Most U.S. citizens probably hold some familiarity with the Real Estate Market (RE market) and that our economic crisis was set off by its collapse.  However, other than that little tid-bit of knowledge, the importance of a RE market recovery is largely lost on the average citizen, focusing their intentions instead to any news or [...]