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Are You Getting Stuck in This Entrepreneur Trap?

Jun 22, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“A good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow.” – General George Patton  Many entrepreneurs start their company wanting to build the perfect product or service for their customer. This is a big mistake and here's why. 
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How This Entrepreneur Turned a Setback Into Success

Jun 15, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
The morning of September 17, 2004 started like many other days for businessman and entrepreneur Barry Shore. At 55, Barry had just returned from a trip overseas with his 17-year old son. Barry is the Founder and CEO of and is a successful...
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What's Next For Your Business?

Jun 08, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Planning and setting direction for the future of your business is integral to professional management. As a result, succession planning and sustainability are a natural part of implementing the DOC model.  Even though many business owners/founders...
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The ROI of Investing in Your People

Jun 01, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
“How can you not invest in people?” asks Mark Thompson, a Business Advisor at Aileron. “It’s your only difference,” he says in this video also featured on Forbes. Ed Eppley, Course for Presidents Facilitator at Aileron, agrees that high-performing...
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Why Sports Are a Weak Analogy for Business

May 25, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
Although commonly used, sports are a weak analogy for thinking and talking about business. Mark Thompson, an Aileron Business Advisor, explains why a symphony is a better analogy for how we develop and support people in an organization. It’s More...
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Decrease Employee Turnover by Adding One Skill

May 18, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
How do you respond when you learn an employee has made a mistake? As a leader, are you more likely to advise her on what she should have done—or, do you take a moment and ask the employee, “What did you learn from that?”
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Aileron’s Board Shares What Is On Their Reading List

May 11, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
If you’re like us, you’re always looking for another book to add to your reading list. Here are 5 books recommended by Aileron’s Board of Trustees. 
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How To Overcome Common Family Business Challenges

May 04, 2017 10:30 AM by Aileron
You can get wrapped up in a lot of emotion when it comes to a family business. Here are 4 ways you can gain perspective and better manage your emotions in a family business setting.  
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