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Zane’s Cycles: A 34 Year Small Business Success Story

An amazing, inspiring small business success story. 34 years of continuous growth by selling service along with every bicycle and helmet. How? Read here.


Imagineering for Business Innovation

  We’re going to supercharge our business innovation process using an old word: “imagineering”.  Why?  Because it describes, so well, something great innovators rely on and  fall back on when every solution seems too expensive.  Here’s a definition of imagineering from Alcoa, the originators of the term: “Imagineering is letting […]


Paul Hawken on Business Tradeskill

Have you heard about “tradeskill”?  Chances are, if you’re not into World of Warcraft (where trade skill has a separate meaning) You have’t run across this term.   And certainly not in business. We at GoodBusiness think it’s the most important business skill that somehow isn’t being talked about.  Here’s Paul […]


Business Innovation Sweetspots: 5 Places, 5 Qualities… and 8 Truths

There is not just one place where business innovation can thrive.  But some places are better than others. Innovation on the Factory Floor At Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky car factory there’s an empty space the size of a basketball court where Top Coat Booth C used to be.  In Booth C, […]


Business Innovation from Senior Entrepreneurs? Yes!

Today I experimented; I Googled “Senior Entrepreneurs” and “Innovation” together.  0.44 seconds later I had 369 results.  Just 369. We are very busy talking about the surge in senior entrepreneurs.  Innovation is one of today’s most-discussed topics.  But there is almost no one discussing business innovation via seniors.  Doesn’t that […]


3 High Ideas for your personal business plan

Recently I posted an article about 4 sweetspot ages to start a business.  Here are three great ideas for your personal business plan (the one you build on throughout your life).  These are fresh ideas and stories from insightful business innovation thought leaders. Business Plan Adventures in High School If […]


4 Sweetspot Entrepreneur Ages: 7, 16, 22 and 65

The best entrepreneurship opportunities don’t depend on your skills, profession or location. In this short post I explain why I think that 7, 16, 22 and 65 are the “sweetspot” ages to start your new enterprise.


Improve Time Management with Two Favorite Tips

Time management skills go hand in hand with business performance improvement.  But there’s so much advice on time management available that it’s easy to be overwhelmed, and not know where to start your personal improvement effort.  We’ve chosen two of the best tips to get started. Do a time audit […]


Bill Gates’ Entrepreneurship Advice

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” Bill Gates Quotes on Entrepreneurship Bill Gates got it just right … there are two pieces of bootstrap advice I learned in my first years in business. “Most people overestimate what […]


Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett

Inspirational quotes from Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett about the difference between yesterday and tomorrow.