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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The Use of Common Stock in Venture Capital Transactions

When raising capital for a business venture, a company can... Read More

Is Now the Right Time to Become An Entrepreneur?

A number of economic changes are magnifying the role of... Read More

Be An Entrepreneurial Artist: Paint A Picture, then Commit It to Canvas

James had an original concept and he needed an investor.... Read More

The Boss is DEAD!

Some of us are born into families with "it", some... Read More

Expand Your Resourcefullness!

The success and failure for the entrepreneur is largely dictated... Read More

Is Running a Business for You?

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

Starting Your Business By The Book

I've gotten several questions recently about the legalities of starting... Read More

Getting Rich Isnt a Bad Idea

You've seen plenty of articles claiming to offer you the... Read More

Business Planning for College Students and First-Time Entrepreneurs

More and more students, both in undergraduate and graduate institutions,... Read More

The 7 Major Reasons Businesses Fail and How to Overcome Them

This year, over 800,000 of the approximately 2,000,000 start up... Read More

Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose in Life!?

Hello Creative Entrepreneurs!In the second course on Creativity & Entrepreneurship... Read More

The Term Sheet?s Role in Raising Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs and companies who are seeking venture capital often negotiate... Read More

Why I Should Go In To Business

Rohit Kochgaway was very upset with his boss for his... Read More

The Business and Life You Want to Build

In the early days of my first consulting business, I... Read More

Starting a Company on a Shoe-String Budget

A lot of people never start businesses because they believe... Read More

Independent Auto Detail Shop VS Biz Op or Franchise

Owning a detail shop can be an exciting and rewarding... Read More

Chairman Greenspan and the FED, learn more you will be glad you did

So many people work their whole life to make money,... Read More

How to Start a Franchise

Franchising InformationFranchise oppotunities are all around us today. You may... Read More

Youve Found Your Guru, Now What?

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

10 Tips for Would-be Entrepreneurs

Every evening as the sun sets beyond the mangroves that... Read More

Prescription for the Future and Technological Revolutions

The world sure has changed in the last two-decades hasn't... Read More

Will Your Business Survive Without You?

I had a health scare in December.As it turns out,... Read More

The Business Leader as Ultramarathoner

Have you ever heard of an ultramarathon? A standard marathon... Read More

A Dorm Room With A View

As a senior in high school, he paid cash for... Read More

Start a Business Selling Government Surplus

Did you ever wonder what happens to all that government... Read More