Competitive Edge

In his book, The Road Ahead, Bill Gates of Microsoft writes of "friction-free capitalism" made possible by developments in communications, chief among them the Internet and its World Wide Web. In this context, "friction" is everything that keeps markets from functioning as the "perfect competition" of economics textbooks. This friction... Read More

Business Planning Overview

The successful entrepreneur is generally more inclined, once a business idea is selected, to sharpen the concept by a detailed planning process. The result of this step is a comprehensive business plan, with its major components being the marketing "mix," the strategic plan, operational and logistical structures, and the financial... Read More

Confidence = Preparation + Courage

It always amazes me when I see someone on television holding a press conference ? a lawyer outside a courtroom, a businessperson at the launch of a new product. Reporters ask hardball questions. The answers are given with conviction, without hesitation. The person being questioned exhibits supreme confidence. Where does... 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 been on the planet. The earliest record of personal hair care dates back 2.5 million years ago, when brushes used to create cave paintings in Spain and France were adapted for use in hair grooming. Interestingly, many of the innovations... Read More

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

You want to get a good, solid overview of what it takes to acquire that business loan you need, especially if you are a startup. The essential element of what the lenders out there require of you can be wrapped up in the acronym, C. C. C. These are...Cash -... Read More

Realism vs. Optimism in the Business Plan

The most important function of a business plan is to create interest among investors so that they write a check. In achieving this goal, business plan writers are often challenged by determining the proper level of optimism in their plan. That is, they must create a compelling story to investors... Read More

How To Find Focus And Turn Your Talent Into A Thriving Professional Business

There are tons of books and articles available to help professionals start up their business, but few that give practical insights on how to nurture your business once it's out of its infancy. At some point, every self-employed professional reaches the same dilemma: how to build a strong brand and... Read More

Why eBay Is A Smart Choice For Entrepreneurs

Attention entrepreneurs: If you think the search for the ultimate moneymaking business opportunity is like searching for a very small needle in a very big internet haystack, then think again!Perhaps you've been searching the worldwide marketplace and are both overwhelmed and frustrated by an endless stream of internet ads promising... Read More

Financial Issues in Business Startup

A primary inhibitor of business start-up is that few people have the financial cushion to give up a job for the uncertain income of a start-up venture. In a recent survey, about 30% of new business founders identified inadequate funding as their biggest hurdle, and a similar amount said lenders... Read More

Used-Book Case Study

Dwight Payne and Gary Heap reside in Santa Barbara, CA, where they attend college and pursue their mutual hobby of science-fiction book collecting. They pooled their book collection of over 4,000 volumes, and sci-fi magazines going back over twenty-five years. All neatly catalogued and indexed, they estimate it would cost... Read More

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The Fear Factor

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

What Makes An Entrepreneur Tick?

It is only natural that when you start a business,... Read More

Double Your Income Automatically

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

5?4?3? 2...1?

A streak dating back more than three decades came to... Read More

Ancient Warrior Secrets For The Modern Entrepreneur

The words you see onscreen trigger subconscious responses. Dark images... 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

Learn how to Compress Time

In the popular 1980's movie "Dune," man learned that by... Read More

Taking Charge and Getting Results: The Choice is Yours

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Good Questions, good Answers; Bad Questions, Bad Replies

I'm convinced that asking the right questions is one of... Read More

Entrepreneurs, Are You Hauling Buckets?

Once upon a time, there was a village on the... Read More

Mobile Car Washing Long Term Opportunities in the Market

The long-term outlook for the Mobile Car Washing industry is... Read More

Boundary Setting 101 for Solo Entrepreneurs

Select the best response to the statement below:As a solo... Read More

What Qualities Do Franchisors Need?

When I got into business I wanted to build a... Read More

PR That Entrepreneurs Often Overlook

If that sounds like you, here's what you may be... Read More

Why Most CEOs & Entrepreneurs Fail?

Times are tough. The economy is in a constant state... Read More

The Visionary Entrepreneur

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

The Power Of Personal Environments

I've got to admit, I'm a big fan of comfort.... Read More

Create Your Entrepreneur Dream Team

I hear it all the time. "What should I do... Read More

The Magic of Thinking Small

Hey!Many of you might disagree and I'm prepared for that.Many... Read More

Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose in Life!?

Hello Creative Entrepreneurs!In the second course on Creativity & Entrepreneurship... Read More

Creativity & Entrepreneurship: The Creative Evolution of an Intellectual Property?

In each of us, there is a creative spark -... Read More

Seven Key Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

A recent poll conducted by Forbes magazine shows that majority... 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

Will Your Business Survive Without You?

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

Can You Make Money Without Money?

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