To my mind, it’s fear of the unknown that holds most of us back and not the thought of whether we’re competent enough or intelligent enough or whatever else we feel is needed to run a business. There are free resources and organizations available in Iowa to help put together a business plan including the Small Business Development Center, SCORE , and others you can find in The Resource Navigator Check out our Business Planning page for more information.
The mission of your new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce (no dues or fees for membership, we intend to be self-supporting through fully disclosed voluntary contributions so the help we provide is available to everyone) is to strengthen the voice of the grassroots in business and politics.
I’ve also learned, via an article published yesterday in Oklahoma paper The Journal Record , that yet another lawsuit has been filed against Tate: this one by Lightning Source, to which Tate routed its printing business in June of last year (the complaint can be seen here ).
Many of the authors who’ve emailed me plan on refusing ARe’s settlement offer on principle-even if it means they get nothing, or risk having their ARe-published titles assigned to another publisher, as Lori James has apparently said she may do. On a private Facebook group , ARe refugees are talking, among other things, about the possibility of legal action.
In addition, Professor Stice has been involved in executive education for Ernst & Young, Bank of America Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, RSM McGladrey, and AngloGold Limited and has taught at INSEAD (in both France and Singapore) and CEIBS (in China).