Enterprising Route is to Go Your Own Way

DON'T talk to me about education for entrepreneurs. They're pouring far too much public money into it already - not counting the millions some well-known Scottish entrepreneurs are prepared to waste on it.And all because far too few of our youngsters these days are prepared to attend the University of... Read More

Designing a Comprehensive Franchise Company Computer System

One of the most important management tools a franchised company needs is a great computer system. The system must integrate with all the franchised outlets and also be able to interface with the Corporate HQ computer system. There are many companies which have already set up specialty IT systems for... Read More

Mobile Car Washing Long Term Opportunities in the Market

The long-term outlook for the Mobile Car Washing industry is positive. It is ripe for savvy company to develop regionally or nationally to dominate the market. Currently in the mobile car wash industry there is no well-known companies as is the case with other service businesses such as Domino's Pizza,... Read More

Franchisor Sample Grand Opening Launch for New Franchised Outlets

It is paramount that all franchising companies work hard in the critical launching of all franchises in their new territories. In this present period most franchisees come into the franchise systems with much personal debt and barely squeak by on their initial capital needed. One major error or mistake and... Read More

Message to Prospective Franchisees for Franchisors

Many franchise companies fail to send the proper message to their prospective franchisees. This is partly due to the over regulation and intensity of litigation in the industry. Smaller franchisors are generally hurt the most from these factors and consumer or buyers of their American Dream seem to feel slighted... Read More

Franchising Companies Need New Franchisee Checklists

When franchise companies are moving fast in the market place they must pay attention to the details. If a franchisor fails to give the required items as outlined in the franchise agreement to the franchisees on the prescribed timeline they risk legal issues and regulatory issues. In addition even if... Read More

Differentiation Strategies for Franchise Companies

With the growing number of franchise offerings recently it is difficult for the smallest franchise companies to compete. They generally do not have the advertising budgets to pick and choose which markets the franchise prospects will be calling from. Many rely solely on Internet Marketing; unfortunately 80% of such leads... Read More

What is Entrepreneurship?

In discussing entrepreneurship and writing articles on the subject, I have found that it aids understanding when we begin by agreeing on exactly what the word means to us.Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunity, and pursuing it regardless of the resources currently controlled. The American Heritage... Read More

What Makes a Person an Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship is generally characterized by some type of innovation, a significant investment, and a strategy that values expansion. The entrepreneur is often quite different in mindset from a manager, who is generally charged with using existing resources to make an existing business run well. The roles of entrepreneur and manager... Read More

The Risks of Entrepreneurship

The "spark" for many entrepreneurs is seeing an opportunity that doesn't yet exist. Ted Turner, for example, launched CNN because he perceived that people wanted more television news than they were being offered. It took a lot of patience on Turner's part to realize the vision, but he had read... Read More

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The Myth of Undercapitalization - Six Ways Entrepreneurs Achieve Success in Spite of Start-Up Money

This year more than 17 million people will become entrepreneurs,... Read More

Start a Business Selling Government Surplus

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

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Q: I am interested in starting my own business. I... Read More

The Lonely Hat: A Marketing Parable

Jones was a typical entrepreneur who worked long hours and... Read More

The Entrepreneurs Dilemma

In business, you plan to protect your inventory, your unique... Read More

Competitive Edge

In his book, The Road Ahead, Bill Gates of Microsoft... Read More

Entrepreneurial Ongoing Education Advice

I would like to give some advice to all the... Read More

Identifying the Right Venture Capital Firm Partner

Venture capital firms are comprised of individual partners. These partners... Read More

Herb Filled Pillows Make Over a Million Dollars

Lauren Rosenstadt was a single mom working at a herbcompany... Read More

Double Down on Marketing

If you want to compete in the world of high... Read More

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

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

Differentiation ? Smart Marketing Strategies for the Solo Entrepreneur

Are you ever frustrated or hesitant when you talk to... Read More

How Entrepreneurs Make Money Selling Global Brands On and Off-line

Did you know that thousands of companies from all over... 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... Read More

The 7 Traits of an Exceptional & Successful Entrepreneur

How often have you either referred to or considered the... Read More

Youve Found Your Guru, Now What?

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

Its Good to Know Your Banker

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

Top 10 Business Plan Myths of Solo Entrepreneurs

Don't let these stop you from having a business plan... Read More

Leadership Attributes for Business Success

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

Abstract Business Marketing Strategy for the Entrepreneur

If you look at those Corporations in franchising today you... Read More

Enterprising Route is to Go Your Own Way

DON'T talk to me about education for entrepreneurs. They're pouring... Read More

Bring That Difference To Your Business!

Romans had a phrase for this- First among Equals.Online marketing... Read More

Can You Make Money Without Money?

When I ask why you don't start your own business,... Read More

From Bank Clerk to Entreprenuer

What seems like a century ago, I left school and... Read More