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August 14, 2008


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J Allen

Personally I believe success to be mostly a state of mind. If you have the right state of mind the other traits of success will follow.


Sharon Wilson

Great post! One thing I can advice for entrepreneurial success is to consider the idea of "dress for success" and be not afraid to be authentic in who we are. http://www.spiritualpreneurs.com/as-you-work-to-%E2%80%98dress-for-success%E2%80%99-how-important-is-it-to-balance-both-your-masculine-and-feminine-sides-in-business/


There is no question that a business owner that keeps their business small can sleep better at night. No worrying about who to lay off or how to make the next big loan payment. Oddly enough you can feel more secure in a storm than some of the big dogs.

Rob Johnson

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Very interesting. While we haven't done any formal research on this topic, based on our related work this makes sense.



I've recently being doing some research into technology adoption within small (and micro) businesses. One of the barriers often cited is a lack of desire/motivation on behalf of the business owner to grow the business, which impacts on technology adoption as it is often sold and perceived as a mechanism for growth.

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