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Wide Vision 

Our vision is based on the idea that entrepreneurship is the ultimate vehicle for creativity, innovation and self expression. And we believe that entrepreneurial companies will fuel the future growth of the American economy.

Local Vision

Emerald Coast Glass Products is a small local company that is passionate about seeing small local companies succeed in our communities. We would like to share some new ideas and bring back some “back to basics” ideas to help see our business community prosper not only financially but with a purpose much larger than just day to day business. I hope through our 24 years in business and LOTS of mistakes we will be able to share some of the successes and failures that we have experienced over time and we would like for you all to share some of yours also to help make Northwest Florida a top notch area for small businesses. We want to make it very clear that we do not have all the answers and we are not business experts with MBA degrees. We believe if we come together as a LOCAL team we can make a huge impact in our local economy.

Throughout this blog we will be interviewing local small business owners as well as having topics through video, articles and podcast that will cause you to look outside the box of your business.

 We want to challenge you, inspire you and help you regain that spark for your business. The aftereffect of the recession has taken a toll on many small business owners’ finances, physical and mental health. We believe in the Mind-Body-Spirit connection and we will have several topics on these various subjects through our blogs .We would hope that this blog might spark economic growth in our areas

Weekly Format

each week we will be sending out this blog. If you like to respond feel free we wouldlove to get your feed back. We respect your time and will not be sending out daily emails.

Together Let's Spark Economic Change in our Communty !

Scott McCutcheon 

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One of the least understood aspects of entrepreneurship is why small businesses fail, and there’s a simple reason for the confusion: Most of the evidence comes from the entrepreneurs themselves.

I have had a close-up view of numerous business failures —
including a few start-ups of my own. And from my observation, the reasons for failure cited by the owners are frequently off point, which kind of makes sense when you think about it. If the owners really knew what they were doing wrong, they might have been able to fix the problem. Often, it’s simply a matter of denial or of not knowing what you don’t know.

In many cases, the customers — or, I should say, ex-customers — have a better understanding than the owners of what wasn’t working. The usual suspects that the owners tend to blame are the bank, the government or the idiot partner. Rarely does the owner’s finger point at the owner. Of course, there are cases where something out of the owner’s control has gone terribly wrong, but I have found those instances to be in the minority. What follows, based on my own experiences and observations, are the top 10 reasons small businesses fail. The list is not pretty, it is not simple, and it does not contain any of those usual suspects (although they might come in at Nos. 11, 12 and 13).

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