Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Before They Even Start

So you want to start a business. You have an idea. Lets say you want to be a carpenter. You print some brochures, some business cards, and take out an ad in the Yellow Pages. You pay $600 for a website and a domain name that tells everyone about your... Read More

5 Habits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

Habits get a bum rap. When you think about your habits, I bet you think of the "bad" ones - the ones that you aren't particularly proud of, like eating too much sugar, or smoking, or dwelling on your negative thoughts. According to Webster's dictionary a habit simply is: A... Read More

The 5 Senses of an Entrepreneur

If you have seen me speak you will know that I believe the word 'entrepreneur' is used way too much these days. People seem to wear it as a badge instead of just getting out there and doing entrepreneurial things. Just because you run or own a successful business doesn't... Read More

Business Start Up Tips From Some Hearty Entrepreneurs

When's the last time someone asked you: "What's new?" If you're starting or growing a business, an e-business, or a web site, the answer is: "Everything!" ? especially on the inside.Face it, launching a new enterprise ? or taking it to the next level ? can sometimes feel scary and... Read More

Creativity & Entrepreneurship - Key Questions From My Students

Hello Creative Entrepreneurs!Thought for the day:"It is not easy being an entrepreneur, but it is always rewarding. It takes great discipline, self-motivation, hard work and perseverance to achieve your dream. Never, ever give up! Live, love and fight for YOUR passion!" JJKIn my seminars and teleseminars I aways encourage my... Read More

Vendor Relations

Communication is the key to vendor relations. In your small business, you will be in need of many products and services. Unfortunately, not every company that provides these products and services will have their act together as much as you do. You, as a small businessperson, were able to carefully... Read More

Is Running a Business for You?

Not everyone is cut out to run a business. Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. It takes a special talent. Some owners of small businesses have it and some don't.Before you invest time, energy and money, it's important to do some serious self-analysis. In business, there are... Read More

Leadership Attributes for Business Success

Business success is essentially the result of successful leadership. Contrary to the popular myth, leaders are not just born. Leadership skills can be learnt and developed. A business is a distinct reflection of the leader, who may be the owner or manager. A business is never successful despite the leader,... Read More

Empathy - Not Business Plans - Key to Your Home Based Business Success - Do You Have Empathy?

EMPATHY is a Natural Talent, you were born with it and you will never loose it. It can be a blessing or a curse in a home based business. If you develop it, it can make you a Millionaire. Mary Kay, of Mary Kay cosmetics, did just that. If you... Read More

Competing With The Big Dogs

You run a small consultancy. You're well qualified, experienced and dedicated. Yet you can't get a meeting with the corporate decision-maker.Your proposal was a work of art. You provided exactly what the client needed, plus a ton of added value. Yet the business went to a well-known firm offering a... Read More

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Can You Make Money Without Money?

When I ask why you don't start your own business,... Read More

Empathy - Not Business Plans - Key to Your Home Based Business Success - Do You Have Empathy?

EMPATHY is a Natural Talent, you were born with it... Read More

The History of the Franchise Business - Learning about Business Opportunities by Looking at the Past

Hair care has been around as long as humans have... Read More

Business Is No Guarantee of Riches

Q: I'm thinking about starting a business since that seems... Read More

Evaluating an Opportunity

Business opportunities are often based on broad trends, such as:?... Read More

Hurricane Katrina, Death, and a Different Type of Entrepreneurship

I've seen terrible images today on the television and internet-bodies... Read More

Youth Entrepreneurship, A Disappointing Truth

The psychology of entrepreneurship can be very rewarding to one... 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,... Read More

Bring That Difference To Your Business!

Romans had a phrase for this- First among Equals.Online marketing... Read More

Can a Microbusiness Help You Enjoy a Better Retirement?

Not having enough money for a comfortable retirement tops the... Read More

Traits of The Successful Entrepreneur

Want to know why certain people succeed and others don't.... Read More

Leadership Attributes for Business Success

Business success is essentially the result of successful leadership. Contrary... Read More

The New Paradigm for Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurship is a great magnet to deliver new ideas, unique... Read More

Before the Business Plan

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

Venture Capital Negotiating Issues

When companies enter into negotiations with venture capital firms, there... Read More

Lets Not Forget About The Little Guy

Every business has to start somewhere. What truly makes this... Read More

The Deal is in the Details

What Startups Need to Get a Business Loan, Part 2In... Read More

Business Development: The Basic Ingredients

Cooking isn't much different than building a business. You have... Read More

Increase Profits with No Pain, No Change Approach

Implementing changes, even when they're good for your business, can... Read More

Adding a Service After You Buy a Business

When you buy a business, you should have a plan.... Read More

The Dirty Dozen

1) No Umbrella Business Plan or Strategy -- Without a... Read More

Is Running a Business for You?

Not everyone is cut out to run a business. Not... Read More

Customers - Why Should They Buy From You?

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

Something From Nothing, With Something To Share

Betrayal, it can hit you like a load of bricks... Read More

Six Steps to Guarantee Your Business Success

Many of us slave away for years for one uninspiring... Read More