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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Leadership Attributes for Business Success

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

Entrepreneurial Hate, its out there

Today, I got an email from a lady who hates... Read More

Staying Ahead of the Perils, Excerpt of Entrepreneurial Motivation Speech

Running a business is not an easy endeavor, it takes... Read More

Starting a Company on a Shoe-String Budget

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

Six Steps to Guarantee Your Business Success

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

New Rules

Last week I was working with one of my small... Read More

Oil Change Guys History; Part I

How do franchise companies come to be? How do they... Read More

3 Essential Elements of Operating a Successful Business

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to... Read More

Needs Versus Wants For Entrepreneurs

How often do the words "I need" come out of... Read More

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

Rupert Steiner in his book 'My First Break' attempted to... Read More

Build Your Own Board Of Experts

The most successful entrepreneurs rely on their advisory boards to... 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

What Online Millionaires Tell Me They Are Worried About

I just arrived back from the best seminar I have... Read More

Electronic Tools for Entrepreneurial Success

"Half of any job is having the right tool" was... Read More

How To Grow Your Micro-Business

If you want to grow your micro-business (defined as a... Read More

Confidence = Preparation + Courage

It always amazes me when I see someone on television... Read More

7 Small Business and Self Employed Law of Attraction Principles For Success

It is widely held that one of the most important... Read More

Increase Profits with No Pain, No Change Approach

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

Three Cs - What Startups Need to Get a Business Loan, Part 1

You want to get a good, solid overview of what... Read More

Traits of The Successful Entrepreneur

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

The Deal is in the Details

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

10 Essential Tips for Starting Entrepreneurs - Ignore these at your Peril!

1. Do What You LOVE: If you've chosen your business... Read More

Business Planning Overview

The successful entrepreneur is generally more inclined, once a business... Read More

Achievements Outweigh Education and Experience

Q: When it comes to succeeding in business, which do... Read More

Designing a Comprehensive Franchise Company Computer System

One of the most important management tools a franchised company... Read More