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We’ve launched Secrets of Success, a new weekly interview series here at the’s Small Business Forum. I’ve asked some of the smartest, innovative, successful people I know to share their insights and success secrets.

Meet: Barry Moltz, a business strategist, consultant, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, in-demand speaker, big-business refugee and a really funny guy. Barry helps small businesses “get unstuck” and is currently working on his fifth book.

Rieva Lesonsky: What did you want to be when you grew up?

Barry Moltz: A rabbi, then a lawyer.

Lesonsky: Why did you start your own business?

Moltz: I wanted to be my own boss and create something worthwhile for the world.

Lesonsky: Did you experience a pivotal moment on your way to success?

Moltz: Yes, when I was kicked out of the business by my two partners.

Lesonsky: What’s the best small business advice you ever gave and/or received?

Moltz: Love everyone, trust a few and paddle your own canoe.

Lesonsky: What’s one “best practice” more entrepreneurs should be embracing?

Moltz: It’s cash flow, stupid!

Lesonsky: Do you have a 2014 small business prediction?

Moltz: Pot entrepreneurs will become part of a big new gold rush.

Lesonsky: Do you have a favorite book?

Moltz: Growing a Business by Paul Hawken.

Lesonsky: Is there a quote you find particularly inspiring?

Moltz: “The best way out is always through.”—Robert Frost

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Rieva Lesonsky

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Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at, follow her on Google+ and, and visit her website,, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.
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