When Given a Choice, Always Take the Magic Beans and Trade the Cow
I am quite the HGTV junkie and Josh Temple, host of HGTV’s House Crashers, used the phrase above on an episode I saw recently. For those of you who may not know the show, the basic premise is that a contractor stakes out a home improvement store for unsuspecting Do-It-Yourselfers to take him home and do a renovation of a room in 3 days. All for FREE!Decorate Athletic Apparel for a Profit
After making the tough decision about whether to jump into numbering and lettering on athletic apparel, the next tough choice is about how to get those letters and numbers applied. The simplest approach-given it’s what you do day in and day out-is to direct screen print them and be done with it. But when you consider all the screens needed to print all the different number configurations from “00” to “99,” it’s enough to make your head spin! It’s at this point you realize that you need a better solution to perform athletic numbering yourself.Your Business Plan – Highlighting Business Functions in the Operations and Management Plan
The very word plan implies a map, a direction, a goal. This article highlights the key elements needed in your Operations and Management Plan.Going Back to School to Start a Business
Most people don’t realize how many different resources are available to you when you go back to school for business. This article will highlight the resources that colleges can offer to those of you who are looking at going back to school here in the future.3 Habits to Break Today (If You Want to Be More Successful)
All entrepreneurs worry about the competition sometimes. Some more than others, but I have yet to meet the first business owner that NEVER worries about her competitors in the marketplace. Understandable: the market place is really crowded these days. Everyone is trying to get clients, and they’re all using the same marketing methods to find them. As a result, standing out is a must these days. I see many entrepreneurs struggle with it. Just like I did for a long time. I didn’t know how to make myself visible (and was scared to do so). And I had no clue what made me unique – I just couldn’t see it for a long time. Thankfully, I figured it out – and learned a lot of lessons along the way. And now I’m sharing these lessons with you, so it doesn’t have to take you as long as it did me.Keep Your Place of Business Tidy and Neat – Your Customers Will Pay You for It
If your place of business resembles a jungle or if your grounds look like a football match has just ended you might want think about tidying up. It is a known fact that customers will appreciate your business more if it’s respectable and clean. This will result in increasing expenditure. In short, proper maintenance will pay for itself.Business and the Economy in the United States
I have got to admit that I am a person who keeps his ear to the ground. The economy of the United States is hurting business in this country, and to say that we need to do something about it is understating the issue.How Can I Be A Millionaire Fast?
Most of us don’t want to work or wait for our fortune. We must ask, if so many people are having to slave away to earn lots of money how can I be a millionaire fast?6 Ways to Watch Your Business Grow
The sole reason one would start a company or business is so to make money. Of course, in the running of the business, there will be some losses incurred, but as long as the business makes profits at the end of the day, it is worth keeping. How you handle the finances in the business is a key determinant of how well your business runs.Of Elephants and Tigers
I’m often asked by aspiring entrepreneurs and the curious bystander how a startup ever has the hope of successfully competing against today’s monolithic corporations. I like to answer with ‘there is no hope’ and watch the glimmer of helpless panic flash in the whites of their eyes; a sensation all too familiar to any seasoned entrepreneur.How Accountable Are You?
Any entrepreneur or small business owner knows how important it is to be accountable. Are you accountable to yourself, accountable to your business and, at times, accountable to others? It is the same as simply being responsible and answerable.Top Lessons Learned in Life As an Adventure Seeking Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship is filled with endless possibilities that rest at the tip of our fingers. Success is not as complex as we typically make it to be. It comes in various forms and each of us must define what that 7 letter word means in order to guarantee internal fulfillment.