Top Ten Ways to Increase Your Profitability

1) Go back to basics. Take a couple of steps back and address the fundamental facts or principles of your business. Going back to basics can mean cleaning the slate and focusing on basic elements that create success.2) Come from a place of Integrity. As the saying goes " Honesty... Read More

Does It Really Take Money To Make Money (Online or Offline)? A Reality-Check of 2 Case Studies

The short and simple answer to this question is NO!Now, before you start screaming that I am crazy, out of my mind, have lost my marbles and all the other things that generally get tossed around when someone has the nerve to state something like that, let me clear a... Read More

... in Pursuing the American Dream

This morning I woke up at 4:30 in the morning, as usual, poured myself a cup of coffee, as usual, and thought about what my son said to me yesterday evening. You see, he's 2 1/2 years old and talking quite well, for his age. When I came home from... Read More

Your Company Needs A Mission Statement; Make It Count

Does anyone remember that book "Built to Last" done y the Stanford class and professor? Well change that to "Built to Merge." My grandfather was personal friends with Bill Hewlett and David Packard and I bet they would not have wanted this merger with Compaq either. It is interesting that... Read More

Envisioneering

It never ceases to amaze me. Almost everyone peers into the future through a rear-view mirror. The future is imagined as a continuation of the past. I suppose there is a certain security in that; much like a padded cell. Hardly anyone practices creative envisioneering.To be an envisioneer, you must:... Read More

Fear of Failure

Of all the real or perceived impediments to success, the biggest is the fear of failure. Certainly, there are often many other obstacles to overcome, but it is this one phantom that prevents most people from even attempting to create the success they imagine that they want.And, in most cases,... Read More

10 Tips for Would-be Entrepreneurs

Every evening as the sun sets beyond the mangroves that line the shore along the western bank of Lake Myakka, Florida, herds of wild deer and wild black pigs come down to the water's edge to drink and slake their thirst.I have seen them up close and it is a... Read More

Raising Capital for Your Business ? How Long Does it Take?

Most companies vastly underestimate the time commitment necessary to successfully complete a financing. In actuality, a company seeking financing needs to budget between 500 to 1000 work-hours to the capital-raising process, spread out over a 6-9 month time period.The key processes in the capital-raising process include 1) perfecting the business... Read More

Cross Polination of Innovations in the Cleaning Industry

According to the latest edition of Pool and Spa news; the costs of maintaining a pool, maintenance service averages about $30.00 to $150 per month depending on competition, size of pool and area you live in. This seems similar to maintenance costs associated with cleaning of the family cars if... Read More

Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Creative Evolution of an Intellectual Property?

In each of us, there is a creative spark - a unique purpose and destiny for which we are born. Most of us have forgotten what that special gift is, or we are afraid to live it. My successful secret formula as outlined in my seminars, e-book and CD's will... Read More

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Abstract Business Marketing Strategy for the Entrepreneur

If you look at those Corporations in franchising today you... Read More

7 Small Business and Self Employed Law of Attraction Principles For Success

It is widely held that one of the most important... Read More

Executive Suites - A Way To Save Cash

Cash is one of the most important resources to a... Read More

Entrepreneurial Ongoing Education Advice

I would like to give some advice to all the... Read More

Message to Prospective Franchisees for Franchisors

Many franchise companies fail to send the proper message to... Read More

Double Down on Marketing

If you want to compete in the world of high... Read More

Entrepreneurial Traits that Drive Sales

Frequently overlooked and hidden deep within our marketing tool box... Read More

History of Enterprise Car Rentals

So few really understand the drives and motivations of entrepreneurs.... Read More

Franchising Companies Need New Franchisee Checklists

When franchise companies are moving fast in the market place... Read More

Identify the Growth Factors

In "The Incredible Hulk", mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner discovered that... Read More

Key to Starting Your Own Clothing Company

Starting your own private label clothing company is not as... Read More

Confidence = Preparation + Courage

It always amazes me when I see someone on television... Read More

Motivation and Commitment

Why do people start small businesses? The most frequently cited... Read More

Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Creative Evolution of an Intellectual Property?

In each of us, there is a creative spark -... Read More

Ten Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs have many traits in common. Here are ten... Read More

Be an Entrepreneur

The Department of Labor predicts that the #1 employer in... Read More

Rambling Confessions of a Recovering Entrepreneur

I told my family that I finally accepted that my... Read More

Customers - Why Should They Buy From You?

There are a whole range of reasons why customers buy... Read More

Before the Business Plan

Purveyors of conventional wisdom would have you believe that the... Read More

How To Get More Clients and Customers; Dont Sell Be of Service

Whether you are just starting your business or focusing on... Read More

Find Out If You WILL Be Successful As a Franchisee?

Will I be successful as a franchisee?One of the soundest... Read More

Three Cs - What Startups Need to Get a Business Loan, Part 1

You want to get a good, solid overview of what... Read More

Time Management Tips for Solo Entrepreneurs

Does it seem like everyone and everything is vying for... Read More

Are You Sure You Want To Start Your Own Business? Part Two of a Series

Why, exactly, do you want to go into business for... Read More

Outcomes - Thats What You Need to Focus On

Successful business owners and managers need to be very clear... Read More