Warning Danger Ahead

Financial Crisis Ahead

Many of us have seen Carl Icahn’s video, Warning, Danger Ahead. He speaks truth however many still don’t listen. By heart, I am an entrepreneur with an investment…

How to Find a Good Franchise

How To Find a Good Franchise

People dream about coming out on their own and running their own business. Many of them hold well paying jobs, and have been too comfortable too long to…

Why Startups Run Out Of Money

Why Startups Run Out Of Money

America is flushed with investment capital. If you got a solid business plan, proper experience, and passionate enough, you will eventually find a seed investor that will invest…

Random Interesting Statistics

While these facts may not be all business, they should make for some interesting reads. 87.8% – Percentage of computers running Windows 7.6% – Percentage of computers running…

Practical Business Startup Tips

Practical Business Startup Tips

Nothing can be as exciting as the first day of business. You have spend weeks to months preparing and planning, covering every bit of nuances that you can think…

The Myth of Working Hard

Myth of Working Hard

Does hard work ensure success? No, but it does increase your chances. A respected person once said, the harder you work, the luckier you get. Nonetheless, the myth of…

Ideas to Make Money During the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Ideas to Make Money During 2014 FIFA World Cup

You can make money during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and no it’s not sports betting. For nimble and opportunistic Entrepreneurs, profits could be decent to enormous when…

Be Price Competitive as a Startup?

be price competitive as a startup

Ever tried going head on with a larger, more established business? It’s tough. They have economies of scale in bulk purchasing, more efficient HR, more bargaining power, and…

Do I Need a Business Partner?

Do I Need a Business Partner

Most people go into business and ask “Do I need a business partner?”. I wouldn’t go so far as to tell you if you need one or not….

Sales Rep Compensation For Small Business

Optimal Sales Rep Compensation Small Business

People work for a reason. To make money to support a living. There is a whole section in Management Accounting devoted to employee compensation because the pay structure…

Negotiation Strategies I Learned from Donald Trump

Negotiation Strategies

At some point in business, you will have to negotiate. You might have to negotiate with your supplier, landlord, client, or a strategic partner. There are times when…

How To Compete Against Larger Companies

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Most startups run into what I call the startup NKTB (New Kid On The Block) syndrome. Its just another way of saying the company is new and you…

Advertising Mistakes Business Owners Make

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  It’s tough running your own business. You are the salesman, the manager, technician, customer service agent, bookkeeper, marketing manager and more all rolled into one. First off, hats…

Small Business Social Media Marketing Review

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  When social media marketing first gained traction among the business community, it went viral. Many businesses invested heavily into developing their social media presence and clout. This was…

Marketing in This World of 50 Nanosecond Attention Span

Customer Attention Span

Ok, so 50 nanoseconds may sound exaggerated, perhaps it is more like 2 seconds. The main point is, today’s consumers are bombarded with so much advertising every day,…

Best Way To Remain Successful

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Never Stop Learning I know that there are probably dozens of factors, maybe even hundreds, that someone must juggle to remain successful in business. If you micro focused…

Are Employees Indispensable?

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  Are employees indispensable? The short answer is, no employee should ever be indispensable. It probably lies with the same concept as, no human should have absolute power. Call…

5 Tips For Managing Employees in a Small Business

Managing Employees in a Small Business

Every new business owner at some point will have to hire employees. If you had a previous job where you had staff under you, you would have some experience…

Do Stock Market Guru Subscriptions Work

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There are tons of information available online for stock trading. For many people just starting out a business or even those who are in business for couple of…

How to Become a Millionaire in 60 days or less

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  Do you want to know how to become a millionaire in 60 days or less? Sure, who doesn’t?! Unfortunately, the only way that can be achieved requires factors…

Your Startup Could Make Money from Day One.

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  Making profits from the day you begin is possible. Most seasoned Entrepreneurs may scoff at the thought as scammy but the truth is, I know several people who…

Making It As An Entrepreneur Without A Mentor

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  For most of my Entrepreneurial career, I always believed that having a mentor would be a benefit. However, what I found was that most experienced Entrepreneurs are often…

How to Meet Professional Investors For the First Time

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You have worked hard to get your business plan perfected. Hours after hours of time and sweat put into those pages and getting multiple rejection by calls to…

How can I Find More Customers?

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  Many new business owners ask themselves (or other knowledgeable associates) “how can I find more customers?”. That’s the golden question and possibly the toughest part of any business….

Sales Is The Lifeblood Of Any Business

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If you are going to prioritize the importance of each of your business segments and efforts, most would say sales would be the top priority. Sales is the…

How To Get Your First Customer?

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So now that you know how to start a business, have started it, you’re planning how to get your first customer. If you think starting your first business…

How to Find Suppliers for Your Small Business

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Finding suppliers for your business is easier these days. Just pop in a search into Google and many suppliers come up or look into your local trade directory…

How Important is The Internet to Your Business?

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How important is the internet to your business? It is very important. I shouldn’t have to convince you how important a website is for your new business but for…

Can You Trade Stocks For Part Time Income?

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For many people, there are probably 2 opportunities for alternative income that is easily accessible. One is stock trading and the other not so smart alternative, casinos. While…

5 Steps To Prevent Business Idea Paralysis

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If I had a dollar from every person in the world each time they talk about starting a business but never did, I would be a millionaire. So…

Is Your Business Idea Feasible?

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Many people have ideas all the time but what makes your business idea feasible? After they get the idea, there are those that act on it, and others…

How to be an Entrepreneur

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What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur? The English definition by Google says an Entrepreneur is “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking…

How to Lower Business Startup Costs

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There are tons of sites that offer you tips on how to start your business with no or little money. From my experienced I have learned that the…

Should I Bootstrap or Find Investors

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At one point before you start your new venture, you will ask yourself the question “Should I bootstrap or find investors?”. Many times, this would not be a…

Business Ideas For 2014

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There are great ideas, and then there are great business ideas.Maybe you have been thinking hard about business ideas for 2014. The difference between the two is that…

Entrepreneurship Definition – A Real Life Explanation

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  Entrepreneurship as defined by Oxford dictionary is “a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in hope of profit”. According to Wiki, “entrepreneurship…

Starting a Company to Sell or IPO

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Starting a company to sell or IPO is probably the ultimate dream of many young Entrepreneurs. They learn about it in school, read about it in the news,…

How Much Should I Charge My First Customer?

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To get your first sale earlier, most businesses turn to giving an incentive like a discount. Many new business owners ask “How much should I charge my…