Securing Second and Third-round Venture Capital Financing

Widget sales are booming ? the competition is scrambling, demand is up, and the books are finally treading water. Your core management team has big ideas for the future of Widget Inc. Opportunity is abundant; but how will you fund that next big leap?As your start-up matures, obtaining second- or... Read More

Self-Esteem and the Entrepreneur

Isn't it funny how people think that being self-employed is so cool? They think that you get to take lots of vacation time and spend all of the profits. What they don't realize is that you put in outrageous amounts of blood, sweat, and tears to get there. They don't... Read More

If It Was Easy Everybody Would Do It

Q: I started my business about a year ago and everything is going fine. We're growing and making a profit, but the stress of running the business is really starting to get to me. I spend more time worrying than working. Sometimes the pressure is almost more than I can... Read More

Entrepreneurs Just Get Better With Age

Q: I'm thinking about starting a business after I retire next month. I'll be 65. Am I too old to start a business? -- Milton A.A: Milton, congratulations on your pending retirement. I find it admirable that after many years of hard work you are thinking about starting a business.... Read More

Opportunity Does Not Knock

Q: I'm graduating this year with a degree in business and would like to start my own business rather than get a corporate job. I have a few business ideas, but none of them really gets me excited. Should I just put my business plans on hold and get a... Read More

Veteran Entrepreneurs Are Growing In Ranks

When I'm not running my own business, writing articles about business, speaking to groups and organizations about business, or consulting with companies who want my advice about the running of their business, I teach a weekly class on the subject of (care to guess?) starting and running a business.To quote... Read More

How Good Is Your Big Idea

Q: I want to start my own business. I have tons of business ideas that all sound great to me, but my husband is not so sure. He says that we need to figure out a way to test my ideas to pick the one that has the best chance... Read More

Before the Business Plan

Purveyors of conventional wisdom would have you believe that the very first thing you ought to do when setting up a new business is to create a business plan.It doesn't matter whether you are selling odds and ends on eBay from your living room or something larger and more complex,Business... Read More

Do You Have What It Takes?

I think it's fair to say that not everyone is cut out to be a successful business owner, now some of you maybe disputing this statement but hear me out.I'm not saying that if you put a person in the perfect business environment that they won't succeed but how often... Read More

The Danger Of Hate

As you have shown an interest in starting a business of your own it would be safe to assume that you want to change your life. You want more money - more control over your life - more respect. But just as we each have a dream, we also have... Read More

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Top Ten Ways to Increase Your Profitability

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My Nemisis

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

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Entrepreneurial Ongoing Education Advice

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Entrepreneurs Ask: As a Novice Entrepreneur, How Can I Feel Less Overwhelmed?

Great question! Overwhelm is very common even among the most... Read More

Secrets of My Favorite Government Auction

I love bargains. And there's no better place to find... Read More

Entrepreneurship: What does it REALLY mean?

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Double Your Income Automatically

It is a common known fact that it is far... Read More

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Franchises - Success and You

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

Book Yourself Solid: The Simple Selling Process

As a service provider you may not want to think... Read More

Protect Your ASSets in Business

Many people are starting an online business without a thought... 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

Franchises - Emotional Fulfillment - Control Your Destiny

Does A Franchise Meet Your Needs?When you think of becoming... Read More

CHINESE TAKE-OUT: Oriental Business Principles Demystified For Online Enterprises

"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that... Read More

The Fear Factor

I recently conducted a lil' survey asking my colleagues what... Read More

Its Good to Know Your Banker

Recently my bank opened a new branch that is a... Read More

Executive Suites - A Way To Save Cash

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

Judging Entrepreneurial Ideas

Most entrepreneurs constantly come up with new ideas. Whether they... Read More