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Hi, I’m Diane. I help entrepreneurs like you distill their ideas into growing businesses, one step at a time. How? By helping you figure the big picture and the details of your business before making the classic (and not so classic) mistakes.

I’ve been doing this for 20+ years for all kinds of clients in all kinds of industries — and I’d love to help you, too :-)

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Recent posts…

How to Fund Your Business Without Selling Your Soul

How to Fund Your Business Without Selling Your Soul

  A message from Diane... In this post, special guest — and Yale-educated securities lawyer — Jenny Kassan pulls back the curtain on ways to raise funds that other people don’t talk about. When Jenny first began practicing law more than 25 years ago, she knew...

How to Start a Business in a Crowded Market

How to Start a Business in a Crowded Market

  When people consider starting a business, one of the common worries they have is a fear about being able to compete in a market that has a lot of competitors. It’s one thing to enter a new or underserved industry where simply being there is enough. But to start...