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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Traits of The Successful Entrepreneur

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Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Before They Even Start

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Cross Polination of Innovations in the Cleaning Industry

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Health Insurance for Solo Entrepreneurs

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How Good Is Your Big Idea

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How To Find Hot Online Business Ideas

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Book Yourself Solid: The Simple Selling Process

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

Use Your Youth To Your Advantage

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Do You Want to Just Survive or Thrive? (Part 1)

You've probably heard this, or maybe you will relate to... Read More

Oil Change Guys History; Part III

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Increasing Business BIGTIME with a Successful Referral System

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

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Corporate Espionage in Franchising

Franchising Trade Journals do not do well, because today with... Read More

Find Me the Expert on This!

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

How to Be an Entrepreneur and Keep Your Sanity

Define for yourself what an Entrepreneur is:What makes you think... Read More

Determine Your Niche & Be Successful

What's a niche?Dictionary.com provides a great, twofold definition:"A situation or... Read More

Success Secrets - What I, Mike Litman Learned From This Old Book

Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day in New York and... Read More

What is Entrepreneurship?

In discussing entrepreneurship and writing articles on the subject, I... Read More

Ten Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs have many traits in common. Here are ten... Read More

Are You An Entrepreneur?

With all the buzz about everybody being an entrepreneur these... Read More

The Boss is DEAD!

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