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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 do I do that? By helping make “the hard parts” easy, and making it simple to figure out what you should be focusing on NOW. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years for all kinds of clients in all kinds of industries — and I’d love to help you, too :-) By joining my list you’ll get straight talk and practical tips, including:
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The Virtue of Limited Resources

The Virtue of Limited Resources

  Over the years, I’ve noticed an interesting connection between resources (i.e., money) and innovation. The more constrained or limited a startup’s budget, the more innovative they tend to be. In other words, necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the...

7 Business Plan Blunders You Need to Avoid

7 Business Plan Blunders You Need to Avoid

  Most entrepreneurs write business plans because they have to — either to raise money from investors or to obtain a bank loan. But to successfully secure outside funding, your business plan has to be strong. Very strong. Because a business plan is a bit of a...

Stop Worrying About the Other Guy

Stop Worrying About the Other Guy

  Way back when, I was walking down Chicago’s super-hip stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park, and my friend pointed out some recent changes that were happening to the menu at Red Mango. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Red Mango is a national frozen...