For the third time (Part III in the series) in the last 6-7 weeks, VetlikeMe honors American Empowerment with again nationally publishing in support of small business/entrepreneurship providing vital expert guidance (not generally available from other sources) in these challenging times. Again VetlikeMe leads! https://vetlikeme.org/more-on-pandemic-business-survival-whos-on-first/; http://www.americanempowerment.org/category/blog/ Part III More on Pandemic Business Survival – “Who’s… Read More


Small Business & Entrepreneurship Are Booming – BUT? Think about it? Despite record numbers of new business starts, even booming indicators for small business across most sectors does no one notice how little has changed? The failure rates, first through 5 years and beyond have changed very little. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA)… Read More


Perhaps the Least Known or Understood Essential Ingredient for Success – “Emotional Intelligence” – It’s Deficiencies Abundantly Present Everywhere https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/perhaps-least-known-understood-essential-ingredient-success-wollesen/?published=t So what is “emotional intelligence”? Simply put it is how one handles one’s own emotions as well how one reacts to emotions of others to achieve successful results. e.g., https://www.ihhp.com/meaning-of-emotional-intelligence “There is no separation of… Read More


Business/Personal Decision Making – Art, Science, or Just Do It Regardless? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/businesspersonal-decision-making-art-science-just-do-woodrow-wollesen/?published=t Consider the wealth of so called studies and so called professional advisors that cover the landscape with how to be successful and make the right decisions at the right time. See for example, A Structured Approach to Strategic Decisions https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/a-structured-approach-to-strategic-decisions/; https://principus.si/2019/03/13/daniel-kahneman-dan-lovallo-and-olivier-sibony-a-structured-approach-to-strategic-decisions/ Interesting how… Read More


A Sure Pathway for Under Achieving – Even Outright Failure – A Closed Mind with Embedded Beliefs and False Assumptions Will Always Impede https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sure-pathway-under-achieving-even-outright-failure-closed-wollesen/?published=t The challenge, whether personally or in business, will always the abilities to properly “reason” and “think” – a term of art (and for some a long forgotten trait). Far too many… Read More


Business Owners/ Entrepreneurs – The Subject No One Wants to Talk About -The Dark Side of Resilience https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-owners-entrepreneurs-subject-one-wants-talk-the-wollesen/?published=t Whether a business owner and entrepreneur there is no question that having the attributes for resilience are indispensable for enterprise success. Yet no one wants to talk about the entire story – the very real upside and… Read More


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/think-without-due-processes-law-business-our-can-well-wollesen/ Think About It – Without Due Processes of Law Business, Entrepreneurism, and Our Liberties cannot well Exist or Thrive Think about it What’s so special about due processes of law? Without equally applied fair justice for all, there shall be no justice for any. Without a stable, fair and equitable system of justice (due… Read More


Think About It Without Our Cherished Freedoms There Can Not Exist Vibrant Small Business Enterprises or Entrepreneurship It’s a rather straight forward precept: *There exists a direct correlation between individual liberties and economic prosperity. *Our freedoms are the very foundations for our fluidity of thought, open expression, stimulating creativity, cooperation and exchanges that create a… Read More


The First Independent Objective Investigation of the US Small Business Administration (in effect all the federal agencies) Small Business Administration Properly in the Cross Hairs for Small Business and Our Economy Turnarounds? A Multi-Part Series An Objectively Fact Based Investigation Part I – Introduction “If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where {we’ve… Read More


The First Independent Objective Investigation of the US Small Business Administration (in effect all the federal agencies) Part VII in the Series – Recommendations to the President and Congress Respecting SBA In Part I of this series (http://vetlikeme.org/is-the-small-business-administration-in-the-cross-hairs-of-small-business-and-our-economy/), the underlying guidance – the new Administration has explicitly instituted efforts/directives seeking to reverse the negative impacts… Read More