3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Give a Baker’s Dozen
The baker’s dozen referred to the medieval practice of providing 13 loaves of bread, instead of just 12. The thirteenth loaf was the profit earned by the middle man. Considering the number of businesses there are, the number of middle men, and women, proportionately must be less. So, how can entrepreneurs give a baker’s dozen in business today?If You Make an Apple-Pie Bed, Then You Must Lie in It
An Apple-Pie Bed. When I was at university, it was called “short-sheeting.” It looked like any other bed: smooth with hospital corners, and the pillow centered at one end. You could even bounce a quarter off of the top blanket. But all was not as it seemed.How to Create a Business That’s Off the Beaten Track
Think about it. You’re walking in the woods on a well-trodden path. It’s muddy in places and there are even some puddles for you to negotiate. To avoid them, you must walk along the edge and risk slipping into the whole mess. But then, you see another path running alongside it. What do you do?Why Entrepreneurs Should Always Wear Their Sunday Best
My guess is that the idea of Sunday Best originated in the Old Testament. The Israelites were commanded to sacrifice only their best animals to God. Later, after the resurrection of Jesus, Sunday, the first day of the week in the Jewish calendar, became the Christian sabbath. Still later, a tradition was formed whereby the clothing worn to church was the best possessed by the owner. Some in the older generation still practice this, but it has largely fallen out of fashion. What does this have to do with entrepreneurs?One Word
What if I could influence you with just one word? What if that one word could change your life? For good. What if that word could guide you to who you are and where you need to be? What if the application of this one word could make all the difference in you finally having all the things you have always wanted?How To Start A Lawn Service Business – Choosing Proper Equipment
When you start a lawn service business, you need to choose the right equipment and tools. You need to mow the most lawns in the least amount of time.Things to Know Before Starting a Frozen Yogurt Business
The frozen yogurt business is thriving and this tasty frozen dessert is becoming more popular by the day. If you are like many forward-thinking entrepreneurs, you are thinking about taking advantage of this trend and starting your own frozen dessert business. While it’s important to have a frozen yogurt business plan and make sure you really know the ins and outs of business, knowing which flavors and toppings to offer your customers will help increase customer satisfaction and profit.How Many Tools Are Needed for Success in Business?
Maslow stated if you only have one tool and it is a hammer, you look at every problem as if it is a nail. Regardless of your position in your company or if you are a solo-preneur consider for a moment how you operate.Groundhog Day: Where Bill Murray Went Wrong
February the second is Groundhog Day, the American holiday which inspired the 1993 movie of the same name, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Bill’s character, a weatherman, finds himself trapped in February 2nd, reliving it. Sometimes, when you arrive at your desk in the morning, you may find yourself feeling a little like Bill, with the sensation of being stuck with the same day over and over.Entrepreneurialism: What Is the Acid Test?
The “acid test” comes from the world of metallurgy, and refers to the purification of gold. This metal rarely occurs in the form of pure nuggets. Instead it has to be extracted from ore, a tedious and difficult process at best. The rock has to be blasted out of the mountain, put into hoppers, and crushed. Only then can the nitric acid be applied; and only then, after all of the impurities have been removed, will the gold be revealed. What is the gold in your business?How Entrepreneurs Can Find Their Achilles Heel
Achilles was a character in Greek mythology made famous by his heel, which his mother had failed to protect when she dipped him in the River Styx. Paris discovered this secret weakness and exploited it by aiming his arrow precisely at that spot, killing him. How can you find your Achilles Heel before someone else does?How Entrepreneurs Cope With the Unexpected
Entrepreneurs a just like everyone else in this respect: They prefer smooth-sailing to their destination. But we all know that there are times when we must navigate unexpected changes in the wind and choppy waters. However, it’s not whether such seas come upon that determine our success; rather it’s how we react that matter. What do you do when the water becomes choppy?