From Bank Clerk to Entreprenuer

What seems like a century ago, I left school and joined a well-known High Street Bank. In those days working as a bank clerk was a well-established route for many school leavers and perceived to be a proper job with prospects. It wasn't long before I became disillusioned with the... Read More

What Part of Handwriting on the Wall Dont You Understand - They Dont Hire People Over 50

In a recent talk to the Detroit Economic Club, President Bush told of a powerful statement made to John Bailey by his wife, "Just what part of the writing on the wall don't your understand - companies don't want people over 50!" The White House staff had become aware of... Read More

Franchises - Emotional Fulfillment - Control Your Destiny

Does A Franchise Meet Your Needs?When you think of becoming a businessperson by making the transition from employee to Franchisee, you don't generally think in terms of emotional fulfillment. However, in reality, the evaluation of emotional factors should play a significant role in making that final decision to join the... Read More

Focus is the Key to a Successful Startup

The definition of a startup means you have very few resources to employ and little time to get them to do something valuable. The clock is always ticking, and the money (if you even have any) is running out by the day. With so little to leverage, you need to... Read More

Business Is No Guarantee of Riches

Q: I'm thinking about starting a business since that seems to be how most rich people get rich. I don't have any business experience or much money, but I'm a fast learner and have lots of energy. Any free advice? Peter J.A: I'm full of free advice, Pete, and here's... Read More

Is Now the Right Time to Become An Entrepreneur?

A number of economic changes are magnifying the role of small business and creating the impetus for entrepreneurship.In the past, many people perceived small business owners as shopkeepers ? the mom 'n pop shops. Today, with a status boost, they're entrepreneurs, and perceived to be on the leading edge.But is... Read More

Great Tips Of Choosing An Office

You have decided to strike it out on your own and set up a business consultancy. Chances are you want to look at getting your own office premises. Besides ensuring that your rental payment does not create serious cash-flow problems in the medium term, you have to look out for... Read More

Franchises - A Proven Business System

Franchises offer the first time business owner a proven and successful business opportunity. If you are looking to start your own business for the first time, franchises provide you with the greatest opportunity for success. When you purchase a franchise from the "Franchisor", and become a "Franchisee", you are not... Read More

Before Getting A Franchise

Buying into a franchise is a great way to be part of a recognized brand with the benefit of lower advertising outlay. With many franchises to choose, here are some tips before you get involved with franchise:Get The Support of Your Family:The success of your franchise is also the acceptance... Read More

10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

Running a one-person business is a creative, flexible and challenging way to become your own boss and chart your own future. It is about creating a life, as it is about making a living. It takes courage, determination and foresight to decide to become an entrepreneur. From the relatively safe... Read More

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Book Yourself Solid: The Simple Selling Process

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

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Secret Revealed In The Business Code

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Differentiation ? Smart Marketing Strategies for the Solo Entrepreneur

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Boundary Setting 101 for Solo Entrepreneurs

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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

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Traits of The Successful Entrepreneur

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Four Steps to Entrepreneurship

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Getting Rich Isnt a Bad Idea

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

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Starting a Company on a Shoe-String Budget

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Entrepreneurship: Insight and Closer Look At The Entrepreneur

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Two Types of Business Plan Executive Summaries

Companies seeking capital often ask how long the Executive Summary... Read More

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Shoot Themselves In The Foot

Entrepreneurs and their businesses have a tendency to ambush themselves... Read More

Be Where the Pucks Going To Be

The "Great One" said it bestHockey legend Wayne Gretzky, when... Read More

Entrepreneurial Traits that Drive Sales

Frequently overlooked and hidden deep within our marketing tool box... Read More

Lessons Learned from One Entrepreneur on Vioxx

For the past ten-months, I tried every drug from the... Read More

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

Protect Your ASSets in Business

Many people are starting an online business without a thought... Read More

Could a Book About Your Company be Worth $1.7 Billion? Building Value Through Publishing

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