How to Create a Newsletter Plan
Planing out your newsletters for a year in advance will ensure that you will be more likely to get all of the newsletters out on time, in a regular fashion. Making your newsletter come out like clockwork, so your subscribers expect it, makes you look more professional than coaches who send out a newsletter occasionally or erratically.5 Unusual Methods For Improving Creativity
Although only 22, poet John Keats wrote some of the most profound thoughts about the creative process. Cultivating what Keats called negative capability was fundamental to the creativity.7 Keys To Improving Your Social Intelligence
What is social intelligence and why does it matter to you? A key distinction between she who achieves mastery and he who comes close but not close enough is social intelligence or recognizing people for what they are rather than how we expect them to be.Which Is Better, Opening Your Business Or Expanding Your Business?
Over the last few years the steady and rapid expansion of the global economy has made it possible for more and more new business organizations to grow all over the world. This has facilitated a better scope for business. But, many entrepreneurs are faced with a very critical question of whether to start a new business or to expand the existing one when it comes to fresh investments.How Can I Sell My Business Fast?
Are you a business owner that’s interested in selling your business? If so, I can only imagine one of the main questions at the top of your mind is, how can I sell my business fast? That’s a very valid question and one that needs to be answered. After all, you’ve spent years building up your business and you’re ready to cash out and you want to do it as fast ass possible. I get that, no issues there.Why Should I Use A Business Broker?
You’ve come to the decision that buying a business or selling your business is the path that you want to take. The best piece of advice, although biased, I can offer is to retain the services of a business broker or business transfer adviser. Although business brokers usually work on behalf of the seller, there are sell-side business brokers and buy-side advisers.Top Six Books for Start-Up Business Owners
Start-up business owners encounter many problems with regard to their businesses. Some of them are internal. These include finance, machinery, human resources, etc. Other factors are external and include competition, the state of economy, changing consumer behavior, etc. These are all challenges for start-up business owners. Here are the books that are likely to help them manage their business better.Success Strategies For Boomer Entrepreneurs – Part IV: Do A Selfie – Do You Have The Right Stuff?
So far, In Part 1 of our series on entrepreneurship, you determined your non-negotiables – those persons, places, things, and times that you are not willing to compromise or relinquish. In Part 2, we learned about some data resources and web sites to help you ferret out the competition. In Part 3, we discussed the importance of narrowing your focus and starting small. But perhaps we should have started with a more essential question: Do you have the ‘right stuff,’ the personality profile that matches the entrepreneurial persona? Entrepreneur gurus agree on a common bank of personality qualities that are reliable predictors of entrepreneurial success. In this Part 4 we will turn our attention to those five specific groups of traits that seem to characterize the successful entrepreneur.Do I Really Need A Business Coach?
This is a question many struggling entrepreneurs and business owners should be asking themselves. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, many people refuse to subscribe to this way of thinking.Success Strategies For Boomer Entrepreneurs – Part III: LOOK! Floodlight? No! Laser Beam? Yes!
Think small, smaller, smallest. You can always expand your product line or service offerings as you experience success, but for now, less is more. Limiting the scope of your product or service from the beginning enables you to monitor your business and to provide consistency. It is this product or service reliability and consistency that builds loyal customer base. By focusing in laser beam fashion on a limited concept, you allow yourself to concentrate on long-term value, rather than short term profit. You create an environment of better before cheaper.Why Entrepreneurs Should Pay Attention To Bats
I am sitting in a hotel room on a Sunday in the great state of Utah, waiting, not so patiently for the ice to melt in Dallas so that I can fly home. Each day the airline cancels my flight and assigns me a new one. We have now repeated the process three times. I am reminded of the quote, attributed to many: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” As I headed out to Salt Lake City for two days of training last Tuesday I packed lightly. After all I would be returning on Friday, so I didn’t need to take that much with me. Alas, as any good entrepreneur knows you must always prepare for the unexpected. I have failed my entrepreneur test!Senior Success Strategies For Boomer Entrepreneurs – Part II: LISTEN! Competition Everywhere!
Ferret out your competitors and eliminate the need to compete. Your goal – to provide that unique product or service that distinguishes you from the pack. Research. Homework. Data. Three critical keywords that you, the Boomer entrepreneur, need to adopt as your mantra before you act on any entrepreneurial idea. The importance of researching every aspect of your potential business, of assuming the role of devil’s advocate and facing hard data cannot be overestimated. Doing your homework, in terms of ‘knowing the enemy,’ is critical to success.