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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Oil Change Guys History; Part III

Studying the history of franchise companies is interesting is watching... Read More

Entrepreneurial Excerpt from a Speech to Small Business

Having built a business from a bucket of water and... Read More

Entrepreneurial Emotions or It Seemed Like a Great Idea at the Time

It's your first business or the next Great Idea in... 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

The Cockroach Test

Let me ask you a question? Imagine I would offer... Read More

Why Most CEOs & Entrepreneurs Fail?

Times are tough. The economy is in a constant state... Read More

The Lonely Hat: A Marketing Parable

Jones was a typical entrepreneur who worked long hours and... Read More

The Entrepreneurs Dilemma

In business, you plan to protect your inventory, your unique... Read More

The Entrepreneurs Prayer

As I awaken with the gift of yet another day... Read More

The Deal is in the Details

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

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Isn't enthusiasm a good thing? Aren't we urged to be... Read More

Methods of Generating New Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Summary: Even with a wide variety of sources available, coming... Read More

Do You Have What It Takes?

I think it's fair to say that not everyone is... Read More

Increasing Business BIGTIME with a Successful Referral System

What I've discovered from most of my small business clients... Read More

5?4?3? 2...1?

A streak dating back more than three decades came to... Read More

Youve Found Your Guru, Now What?

In my last article, "Follow That Guru", I told you... Read More

Enterprising Route is to Go Your Own Way

DON'T talk to me about education for entrepreneurs. They're pouring... Read More

Are You An Entrepreneur?

With all the buzz about everybody being an entrepreneur these... Read More

10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

Running a one-person business is a creative, flexible and challenging... Read More

PTO; Justification of the Means and the Ends

Some would say about certain issues that the means do... Read More

How to Be an Entrepreneur and Keep Your Sanity

Define for yourself what an Entrepreneur is:What makes you think... Read More

An Entrepreneurs Biggest Cost

When launching a new product or company, an entrepreneur must... Read More

Evaluating an Opportunity

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

Lessons Learned from One Entrepreneur on Vioxx

For the past ten-months, I tried every drug from the... Read More

Street Smarts Vs Book Smarts, What Does It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur

The latest series in "The Apprentice" features 2 distinct group... Read More