April 17, 2014

Jerry Osteryoung

Small Business Columnist • Jerry Osteryoung

Jerry Osteryoung
Dr. Jerry Osteryoung

Jerry Osteryoung is a consultant to businesses - he has directly assisted over 3,000 firms. He is the Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship (Emeritus) and Professor of Finance (Emeritus) at Florida State University. His newest book co-authored with Tim O'Brien, "If You Have Employees, You Really Need This Book," is an Amazon.com bestseller. Osteryoung's business advice columns appears every Monday on Florida Trend's Afternoon Pulse email and also on FloridaSmallBusiness.com.

Articles by Osteryoung:

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"Business is more exciting than any game." ~ Lord Beaverbrook
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The name of your business must be crafted to reflect what you do, and this can change over time. While changing your name can be costly, doing so reminds customers of your existence and tells them a little bit more about your business.
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"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything." ~ Thomas Sowell
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Keep your friends and staff separate: "When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy." ~Anonymous
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"All successful companies are constantly benchmarking their competition. They have to know what they have to match up with day-in and day-out if their company is going to be successful." ~ James Dunn
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"I worked in accounting for two and a half years, realized that wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and decided I was just going to give comedy a try." ~ Bob Newhart
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"When I look out at the people and they look at me and they're smiling, then I know that I'm loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems." ~ Etta James
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Think of a conference as having two parts: The first part is the networking and the second part is the education component. Each part requires a distinctly different strategy.
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"The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop." ~Mark Twain
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