Find Me the Expert on This!

Many people who set up as consultants never make more than a minimal living. They get some clients who like them, but are so dependent on these few businesses that the resignation of a key contact can destroy their business for months ahead.The problem? They're nice folks who do a... Read More

Getting Rich Isnt a Bad Idea

You've seen plenty of articles claiming to offer you the secret to getting rich. Some ideas, however, are thin veneers covering some scheme that often involves multi-level marketing or a service with questionable intents.Recently I discovered a site and an individual who, well, tells it like it is. When you... Read More

An Entrepreneur and a Life To Be Remembered

I was reminded of my own mortality today. I guess you can say I had a near death experience, though the death I experienced was not my own.No, I was never in any danger, nor was my life ever threatened. In fact, I was sitting in the air conditioned comfort... Read More

Which Niche To Conquer?

I'm sure that you've heard about how many start up companies fail when they first begin, and the reason that most (if not all) of their failures is because they don't create a good fountain to build on.If we start right, it is easy to go right all the time.... Read More

Corporate Espionage in Franchising

Franchising Trade Journals do not do well, because today with all the industry regulations only about 1800 active franchise actually exist in the US. Down sharply over the past five years. Why? Over-regulation. Now you have a Bank Cooperative, which owns a company that collect data, FranData of Uniform Franchise... Read More

Cut to the Quick - What is an Entrepreneur? The Inside Story

Enjoying the title of entrepreneur is a hollow feeling.If you have ever been out of work and joined a multi level marketing outfit, or joined the ranks of "commission only" sales reps you are considered to be an entrepreneur.I call it hollow, because the word resonates within us on some... Read More

Expand Your Resourcefullness!

The success and failure for the entrepreneur is largely dictated by the ability to gain access to resources, both personal as well as those of others.So the big question is then 'how does one become more resourceful?' Like many of the skills of the entrepreneur, resourcefulness requires constant cultivation. However,... Read More

What Qualities Do Franchisors Need?

When I got into business I wanted to build a company, which helped people and provide a product and service that people loved and were willing to pay for; one I would not have to sell or convince anyone of. Something that people truly wanted to extend and enhance their... Read More

Achievements Outweigh Education and Experience

Q: When it comes to succeeding in business, which do you think is more important: education or experience? -- Regina M.A: Regina, have you seen the television show, Fear Factor? If you haven't seen it you've probably heard about it. Fear Factor is the show where they put contestants through... Read More

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Q: I am interested in starting my own business. I have a business degree and lots of experience in my chosen field, but I don't know if I have the necessary skills to really make it on my own. Any advice? Marie C.A: You've hit the nail on the head,... Read More

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The Role of Statistics in Prospect Modeling

Identifying prospects has come a long way since the days... Read More

Entrepreneurs: Benefits vs. Features-Know the Difference!

Entrepreneurs know their business. They know their product, their service.... Read More

Preparing to Outsource

It's important to understand when to add individuals to your... Read More

Have You Been Thinking About Owning Your Own Business? Or Becoming An Entrepreneur? Part 1

Almost every day, I talk with people who want to... 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

Two Types of Business Plan Executive Summaries

Companies seeking capital often ask how long the Executive Summary... Read More

Prescription for the Future and Technological Revolutions

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

Four Steps to Entrepreneurship

As more and more people start or consider starting their... Read More

An Entrepreneurs Biggest Cost

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

The Magic of Thinking Small

Hey!Many of you might disagree and I'm prepared for that.Many... Read More

My Nemisis

Living in the twilight zone has its advantages. In the... Read More

How To Find Hot Online Business Ideas

Would you like to find the key that unlocks the... Read More

Business Startup Checklist

Use this comprehensive checklist to plan each step of your... Read More

Entrepreneurs - Your Well Being Should Come Before Profits

I believe the spiritual aspect of life, especially to entrepreneurs,... Read More

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Shoot Themselves In The Foot

Entrepreneurs and their businesses have a tendency to ambush themselves... Read More

Goals and New Venture Creation

More and more corporate workers are leaving their jobs to... Read More

The Deal is in the Details

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

5 TIPS for Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs

Have you ever heard that only a small part (5%)... Read More

Face The Fear, Ladies

Okay, I'll begin by telling you that I've been divorced... Read More

Lessons Learned from One Entrepreneur on Vioxx

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

Part-Time/In-Home Business - Low Expense and Low Risk

As a first time entrepreneur, there are a variety of... Read More

5 Tips to Step Boldly into the World & Set Yourself Apart from Others

"Real champions believe in themselves even when no one else... Read More

Self-Esteem and the Entrepreneur

Isn't it funny how people think that being self-employed is... Read More

Great Tips Of Choosing An Office

You have decided to strike it out on your own... Read More

Vendor Relations

Communication is the key to vendor relations. In your small... Read More