Business Ideas

Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airlines, may be better known for his efforts to circle the globe in a hot-air balloon than for his business successes. He suggests that "Being an adventurer and an entrepreneur are similar? You're willing to go where most people won't... Read More

The Business Leader as Ultramarathoner

Have you ever heard of an ultramarathon? A standard marathon is just over 26 miles. An ultramarathon is usually on the order of 50 or 100 miles, though there are some that span one thousand! Imagine the endurance required to run such a race.Running a business requires the kind of... Read More

Lets Not Forget About The Little Guy

Every business has to start somewhere. What truly makes this country great is the freedom of enterprenuership that every one of its citizens have. Capitalism at its best signifies the power of a single person to reach monumental goals and turning a simple idea into a huge corporation. But in... Read More

Evaluating an Opportunity

Business opportunities are often based on broad trends, such as:? demographic, such as the "graying" of America (creating opportunities in health services, for example);? sociological developments, like the "green" movement, with its emphasis on recycling and environmental sensitivity, and;? cultural changes caused by changing economic conditions and technological developments.Opportunities can... Read More

Motivation and Commitment

Why do people start small businesses? The most frequently cited motivation for business start-ups is to allow the entrepreneur to achieve independence; money is secondary. Is this surprising? The other reasons named most often are that an opportunity presented itself, a person took over the family business, or the person... Read More

Selecting a Venture

The basic rule is simple: "Find a market need and fill it!" The process of finding the need, and the method chosen to fill it are where the difficulties arise.Based on our opportunity scan, does the market need a product or service that is not currently being provided? Is there... Read More

The Role of Statistics in Prospect Modeling

Identifying prospects has come a long way since the days of simple list buying. With the hype flying fast and furious, sometimes it's difficult to sort out truth from fiction and to put things in the proper perspective. Without worshipping buzzwords, however, two of the most important developments in recent... Read More

Venture Capital Negotiating Issues

When companies enter into negotiations with venture capital firms, there are several issues which need to be defined and agreed upon. This article describes the key issues.Valuation. Valuation is the most prominent negotiating issues. Valuation is the price of the company in which the venture capitalist invests. Valuation determines what... Read More

The Business and Life You Want to Build

In the early days of my first consulting business, I knew I needed some sort of plan to give me the greatest chance at success. I took many a wrong step, yet in the end I managed to put a solid business together.I had learned through bitter experience that forming... Read More

An Entrepreneurs Challenge

Living in the twilight zone has its advantages. In the early days of starting my business, I found the limitations of living in a rural area to be restrictive. However, later I realized that those limitations were not an obstacle that could stop me; they were only a challenge that... Read More

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From Employee to Entrepreneur: Taking the Plunge

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Should You Write Your Own Business Plan?

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What Online Millionaires Tell Me They Are Worried About

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Entrepreneurs, Are You Hauling Buckets?

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Work On, Not In Your Business

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Business Planning for College Students and First-Time Entrepreneurs

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Venture Capital Negotiating Issues

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The Boss is DEAD!

Some of us are born into families with "it", some... Read More

What Kind of Business Should I Start?

It's not uncommon to reach your 30s, 40s or even... 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

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

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

Could a Non-Profit Structure Be Right for Your Business?

If you have a business idea, or an idea for... Read More

Taking Charge and Getting Results: The Choice is Yours

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

Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Before They Even Start

So you want to start a business. You have an... Read More

Chairman Greenspan and the FED, learn more you will be glad you did

So many people work their whole life to make money,... Read More

How To Start a New Business

While it is tempting to just leap into a new... Read More

Find Me the Expert on This!

Many people who set up as consultants never make more... Read More

Key to Starting Your Own Clothing Company

Starting your own private label clothing company is not as... Read More

Leadership Attributes for Business Success

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

Be an Entrepreneur

The Department of Labor predicts that the #1 employer in... Read More

Staying Ahead of the Perils, Excerpt of Entrepreneurial Motivation Speech

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

Traits and Skills of Successful Internet Entrepreneurs

There are certain traits and skills that many successful online... Read More

Designing a Comprehensive Franchise Company Computer System

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

7 Lean Marketing Laws For The Inspired Entrepreneur

The following laws will provide guidance on how to act,think... 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