Think - Dont React

How you think, your relationship with yourself is what decides how well you communicate with your customers and relate to your team.The most important relationship you'll ever have is the one you have with yourself so you've got to get that right.Henry Ford said, (he was the guy who started... Read More

Outcomes - Thats What You Need to Focus On

Successful business owners and managers need to be very clear about what outcomes they want. Whether you call them goals, objectives or targets, these are the factors that you're ultimately judged on. Outcomes determine whether your business is a success or a failure.If you're an employed manager, you'll find them... Read More

Business Name - How to Choose One

It's very important to get your business name right. You may already have a business name but it's not too late to change it. Let's face it; big organisations change their business and product names all the time.I named my business Fairweather Associates when I started in 1993. However, when... Read More

Customers - Why Should They Buy From You?

There are a whole range of reasons why customers buy a product or service. They usually buy to solve either real or perceived problems. They want to move away from pain and towards pleasure. They want to feel better after having made the decision to buy a product or service... Read More

Beware the Opposition!

Any time you make changes in your life you are going to be met with opposition from people who would prefer you to stay exactly as you are. Sadly, these people are often the ones that love you the most; your family, friends, partners and even work colleagues. However, in... Read More

Will Your Business Survive Without You?

I had a health scare in December.As it turns out, everything's perfectly okay. But the possibility of things not being okay really knocked me for a loop.For the first time ... ever ... I thought about what would happen to my business if I suddenly weren't around to take care... Read More

Are You Ready To Be Your Own Boss?

You have this burning desire you want to be on your own. The temptation is so great that you want to quit your job. Enough is enough. You're sick of working for other people for a ridiculous pay.To be your own boss means controlling your own destiny, having your own... Read More

Can You Make Money Without Money?

When I ask why you don't start your own business, I always hear, "I don't have money to start a business."This is a common excuse people give for not starting their own business.There is truth in the statement. You actually need money to make money or to start a business.... Read More

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

Rupert Steiner in his book 'My First Break' attempted to define the secret of becoming an entrepreneur and following interviews with over one hundred entrepreneurs, Steiner concluded that there was not one defined path. He has, however, drawn out observations of an entrepreneur's personality traits. They have a tendency to... Read More

Good Questions, good Answers; Bad Questions, Bad Replies

I'm convinced that asking the right questions is one of the most important skills you need to become a successful business person. Questions have the power to direct you or to distort you. The right kind of questions will direct you to success the wrong kind of questions will direct... Read More

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Entrepreneurship Story; Over Regulation in Franchising Final Chapter

Sally and Jim have launched their automotive franchise business and... Read More

Focus is the Key to a Successful Startup

The definition of a startup means you have very few... Read More

Interview with Best-selling Entrepreneurial Authors Barbara Winters and Nick Williams

Ray Bradbury's quote, "You've got to jump off cliffs all... Read More

5 TIPS for Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs

Have you ever heard that only a small part (5%)... 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

Vendor Relations

Communication is the key to vendor relations. In your small... Read More

How You Can Earn $1000 A Week Part Time

About 6 years ago I started to notice that certain... Read More

Competitive Edge

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

Hearing That Entrepreneurial Voice?

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

Financial Issues in Business Startup

A primary inhibitor of business start-up is that few people... Read More

Increasing Business BIGTIME with a Successful Referral System

What I've discovered from most of my small business clients... Read More

Entrepreneurial Business Plan The Down And Dirty Way

Does the idea of running your own business sound exciting?... Read More

History of Enterprise Car Rentals

So few really understand the drives and motivations of entrepreneurs.... 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

Executive Suites - A Way To Save Cash

Cash is one of the most important resources to a... Read More

What Kind of Business Should I Start?

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

Entrepreneurial Traits that Drive Sales

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

Franchises - Emotional Fulfillment - The Challenge

Does A Franchise Meet Your Needs?Do you look forward to... Read More

Oil Change Guys History; Part II

Franchise companies are not born they are made and when... Read More

Compensating for Your Entrepreneurial Style-or Lack of Style

I recently took an entrepreneurial quiz which evaluated my answers... Read More

Start a Business Selling Government Surplus

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

Getting Rich Isnt a Bad Idea

You've seen plenty of articles claiming to offer you the... Read More

... in Pursuing the American Dream

This morning I woke up at 4:30 in the morning,... Read More

Book Yourself Solid: The Simple Selling Process

As a service provider you may not want to think... Read More

For Business SUCCESS... Listen To The Voices of Experience

Discover the pitfalls of owning your own business BEFORE... [you... Read More