A sure bet.

A sure bet.

When I talk to others about what it’s like to start a business, I often turn to one of my favorite analogies. “It’s like the Old West,” I would say. “Old West towns had two types of people in it: settlers and gamblers. The settlers were more than happy to live life as...
Are you ready for the Soaring 20s?

Are you ready for the Soaring 20s?

By any measure, 2020 was a tumultuous, challenging time. Who would have guessed last January that by March, we would be facing a global pandemic that sent the economy into a spiral of uncertainty and caused millions of Americans to seek the safety and security of...
Taking the leap.

Taking the leap.

The third wave is upon us. As I write this, indoor dining, gyms, bowling alleys and museums are a no-go and stores are at 25% capacity. Life is definitely not the same as it was at the beginning of the year, and it looks like the life we knew back then may not be the...
A capital idea.

A capital idea.

Money makes the world go round, at least when it comes to the world of business. As Tom Wolfe pointed out in The Right Stuff, “no bucks, no Buck Rogers.” Here at Commerce, we get tons of emails from business owners who are looking for financial resources to save their...
Flattening the curve.

Flattening the curve.

If you were thinking this was another blog about the importance of wearing a mask or social distancing, prepare to be disappointed. This month it’s all about flattening the business recovery curve as we look down the road to the time when a vaccine becomes widely...