Author Archives: Jim Hanson

About Jim Hanson

I am a sinner saved by God's grace who is learning day-by-day how to die to self so that I can live in Christ.

The Business Model Canvas – A Very Helpful Tool

During some interactions with my local Innovation Center, I was introduced to the book Business Model Generation by Osterwalder & Pigneur. This book is full of useful information and powerful graphics and helps business owners and managers capture the essense … Continue reading

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Is it time to buy/sell a business?

The economic crash of 2008 did more than simply cause economic and employment problems, it also made business owners and prospective buyers stop and think about the timing of a business transaction. Particularly, business owners deferred listing their businesses for … Continue reading

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The Great Debate – Supply Side or Demand Side?

Small business owners generally have little time to debate economic and political theories. They’re too busy actually working to create value (and profits). Meanwhile, politicians and cronies spend millions fighting over who has control of the levers of governmental power. … Continue reading

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Me thinks the Gentlemen doth protest too much!

Like many of my fellow Americans, I waited with bated breath¬†for the much-anticipated¬†decision of the Supreme Court on Obamacare. I believe most of this law to be unnecessary, bad policy and counter-productive. With that said, you can imagine my disappointment … Continue reading

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Defining “Weak”: Is it time for some new economic metrics?

An article posted on the Small Business Trends website had an interesting take on the current condition of small business in America. The article proposes that the small business sector may be weakening based on some current data. Let’s examine … Continue reading

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Value Creation…The ONLY Thing That Matters

The news is full of doom and gloom about the economy. Politicians from all quarters are promising that they can turn things around. Talking-head economists on the TV try to explain why spending more money that doesn’t even exist right … Continue reading

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