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One Degree Capital Blog: Rod's Rambles (2)

Pies and Wine So Good, Mom’s Has a Great Business Plan

There is a perfectly logical reason for the location of Mom’s Apple Pie Bakery and Wine Shop in...

To Compete with Big Box Stores, Your Business Should Be Creative and Unique

In today’s “big box” retail world how do small business owners stand out and compete?

One way is by...

Local Beans, Great Atmosphere Key to Manassas Coffee Shop Success

This post is part of a series, "Rod's Rambles," where Rod travels the world interviewing small...

Building a Business is a Team Effort - With a Little Help From Our Friends

My first lesson in the value of mentors came early – and hard. On July 3rd, 1985, I was enduring...

How Knowing 'Why' Led Website Developer WIX to $1 Billion

Five, four, three, two, one… Happy New Year! Well, almost! The New Year is a great time to evaluate...

Sharing is Caring: How Businesses Can Give Back to Charities

One day not long ago a Dad was getting his daughters ready for school, and he couldn’t figure out...

Online Lenders Missing More Than Their Stock Targets

I can hear the raspy voice of my Grandpa Loges now: "Rod, you can't email a handshake!” I was...