A love-hate guide to profitability

Part 2: Blueprint for 2010 success

Did you have a business plan for 2009 or are you like the 90 percent of all business owners who operated without a plan? If you want to have your best year ever in 2010, a solid business plan is the foundation upon which success is built.

Part 1 of this series examined how to identify your personal best practices. The next step is to create your business plan.

Research has consistently shown that achieving goals is tied to having a written

Walking real estate tightropes

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

I recently watched the 2008 documentary "Man on Wire," a literally breathtaking retelling of Philippe Petit’s illegal 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At 110 stories and a quarter-mile above the streets of New York City …