Territory Limitations Policies for Franchised Companies

All franchised companies must have Territory Limitations to maintain the peace within their systems. Often the unspoken ethics of territory limitations are blurred with mobile, home based or online franchise companies. Territory limitations in fixed site franchises are fairly cut and dry. There is your store, no other stores will... Read More

The Use of Common Stock in Venture Capital Transactions

When raising capital for a business venture, a company can either raise debt capital, equity capital or a combination of the two. Debt capital is money loaned to the company at an agreed interest rate for a fixed time period. Conversely, equity capital is money invested by owners (shareholders) for... Read More

Six Steps to Guarantee Your Business Success

Many of us slave away for years for one uninspiring company after another and dream of the day when we can sack the boss and go it alone.If you're contemplating starting your own business then I'm here cheering you on from the sidelines because the best decision I ever made... Read More

Go Slow to Go Fast - Why Over 80% Of High Tech Startups Fail And What To Do About It

With billions of dollars of venture capital residing down the street on Sand Hill Road, two Stanford professors are attempting to answer a fundamental question "why does it always take longer and cost more to build a hi-tech company than anyone ever expects?" For all the intellect, experience and graduate... Read More

Why Most CEOs & Entrepreneurs Fail?

Times are tough. The economy is in a constant state of upheaval. Is your company doing better than most? Are you placing greater emphasis on pure performance?If you haven't maybe it's time for a serious round of intense corporate soul searching. But do you know how?Business consultant Chet Holmes says... Read More

The Perfect Little Coffee Shop: Are You Afraid of Failure? Are You Letting that Failure Cripple You

Ah, coffee, the drink of choice when I want to share a special moment with friends, when I want to sit and ponder life or when I want a moment alone. I am an avid coffee drinker. I love coffee and I love the atmosphere of a good coffee house,... Read More

Are You An Entrepreneur?

With all the buzz about everybody being an entrepreneur these days wouldn't it be nice if you could really find out if you have what it takes?Sure it would.The following profile was adopted over a period of several years of research from successful entrepreneurs worldwide to assist would-be entrepreneurs determine... Read More

How to Start a Franchise

Franchising InformationFranchise oppotunities are all around us today. You may pop into Starbucks for coffee and then head for lunch at MacDonalds before returning home and ordering your dinner from another local franchise, Pizza Hut. Many of the most popular outlets you visit may be franchises as they offer the... Read More

New Rules

Last week I was working with one of my small business clients, a bright and dynamic woman who's passionate about positioning her artisan business for growth. We were talking about her financial picture and forecasting robust sales over the next three years.As I coached her, she expressed excitement and eagerness... Read More

Face The Fear, Ladies

Okay, I'll begin by telling you that I've been divorced for about 5 years, have an amazing family and by anyone's standards, I have a wonderful life.I worked in the film industry for almost 9 years for my ex-husband's company. But when we split, I had the dire task of... Read More

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Youth Entrepreneurship, A Disappointing Truth

The psychology of entrepreneurship can be very rewarding to one... Read More

The Magic of Float

If you've ever received a service today and paid for... Read More

Starting Up and Keeping Going

So you had that fantastic business idea, the one that's... Read More

Secrets of My Favorite Government Auction

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

Your Company Needs A Mission Statement; Make It Count

Does anyone remember that book "Built to Last" done y... Read More

Taking Charge and Getting Results: The Choice is Yours

As one of the most successful direct sales entrepreneurs in... Read More

My Nemisis

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

The Fear Factor

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

Why I Should Go In To Business

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

Will Your Business Survive Without You?

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

Opportunity Does Not Knock

Q: I'm graduating this year with a degree in business... Read More

The Visionary Entrepreneur

Any success you have in life must begin with a... Read More

The Business and Life You Want to Build

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

Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles to Discovering Your Gifts

What are the unique gifts that differentiate you from other... Read More

Bonsai Marketing

Site location analysis of regional service areas and planning for... Read More

Adding a Service After You Buy a Business

When you buy a business, you should have a plan.... Read More

How To Get More Clients and Customers; Dont Sell Be of Service

Whether you are just starting your business or focusing on... Read More

Think - Dont React

How you think, your relationship with yourself is what decides... Read More

Become a Recognized Authority in Your Field - in 60 Days or Less!

You don't have to be rock-star famous before you are... 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

Answering Why You, Why Now Critical in a Winning Business Plan

Business plans continue to be an essential element of the... Read More

Self-Esteem and the Entrepreneur

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

The Risks of Entrepreneurship

The "spark" for many entrepreneurs is seeing an opportunity that... Read More

Hurricane Katrina, Death, and a Different Type of Entrepreneurship

I've seen terrible images today on the television and internet-bodies... Read More

Hearing That Entrepreneurial Voice?

Women business owners are our only clients, so naturally we... Read More