Entrepreneurs at Every Age
Most programs and support for startups and entrepreneurs focus on a narrow age demographic. To be competitive in a global entrepreneurial age, it is necessary to encourage entrepreneurial activity across the entire age spectrum.How Do You Grow Your Small Business?
Recently I had someone ask me if they should start their business by giving away their product for FREE. As soon as they said that a chill went up my spine! Giving away products for free is like turning on a bug zapper that attracts a certain type of audience. And it will set in stone your reputation for being a low cost provider… which means you will work harder for lesser profits.What Makes A Rural Entrepreneur?
I called upon friends with ties to rural areas or who live in rural areas to what words they would use to describe a rural entrepreneur. The following are the words they selected and how they might fit into an entrepreneur’s success.5 Essential Things Generation X Must Do Prior to Starting A Home Based Business
Don’t quit the hustle and bustle of your day job just yet. If you are a baby boomer aiming to start a home business, there are 5 fundamentals points you must do initially prior to starting your home based business. Baby Boomer Definition: A baby boomer is a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964.What To Do When Your Husband Isn’t Too Hip About Your Business
Don’t let successful mom entrepreneurs fool you. Truth is, at at first their enterprises did not thrill their hubbies. Entrepreneurship can be a steep road.What Are the Essential Qualities of a Leader?
Nicole Baines and Jim Fraser come from diverse backgrounds. Both are leaders in their own right. Nicole and Jim kindly agreed to be interviewed for my upcoming book: “Conversations with Everyday Leaders.” Here is a summary of their answers to the question: What are the essential qualities of a leader?Tips For Entrepreneurs: Thrive In Business Despite Hard Times
Entrepreneurs may be independent in comparison to those in service, but they may face tough times. How do you thrive in business even in hard times?Are You Watering Your Money Tree
I have never met a person with a problem when it comes to spending money. However I know that most people have a problem making money. If you fall into the second category, keep reading.Should I Add a Partner to My Small Business?
I was recently asked if a client should add a key employee as a partner. After all, this employee had been there for 10 years, always came to work on time and never called in sick. Heck, he was like the “son I never had” said the small business owner. Plus, the owner was working 80 hours per week and if he brought on a partner then he could spread that work out over two people and get down to a normal work week. Right?Budget Your Way to Financial Success
Today I’m going to talk about a business dirty word (cover your kid’s ears)… the word of the day is BUDGET. I know, chills just went up your spine because none of us want to have constraints on our life or our small business. Heck, we started these businesses because we wanted to be FREE of constraint and have the ability to do what we wanted! Am I right?Don’t Let Feelings Destroy Your Small Business
Each and every day we wake up and our FEELINGS are a little bit different. You know what I mean. Sometimes we FEEL like doing something exciting and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we FEEL like we could conquer the world and sometimes we don’t. So, what do we do on the days that our FEELINGS are down? Well, if we are a true entrepreneur and not just a “wannabe” we do the EXACT SAME tasks we should be doing when our FEELINGS are at their highest!7 Tips For Writing A Start-Up Business Plan
I have had the pleasure to be on both sides of the table (writing and reading business plans). This article summarizes 7 things that are often forgotten or done wrong.