Monthly Archives: March 2011

10 Steps to Starting Your Business

We were looking for an article on Fox News Small Business and the SBA website that we couldn’t find, so we thought we’d do our own, based on our courses. 1. Validate your idea the right way….market research! Take your … Continue reading

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Should You Launch Your Business in a Down Economy?

The business world today is challenging, but not impossible. The current economy can actually provide an environment where strong, validated new business ideas can take off, if correctly launched. If the idea on entrepreneurship appeals to you, but you are … Continue reading

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Is Knowlege the Key to Successful Entrepreneurship?

Education is important in starting and running your business, right up to the point where you sell it. Continue reading

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Small Business Says: Your Wish Is Our Demand

There’s an internesting article in Business News Daily (www.http://businessnewsdaily.com/on-demand-manufacturing-small-business) about how entrepreneurs with good ideas are then finding someone to make it. It’s called outsourcing, or on demand manufacturing, and I’d commend it to you, rather than repeating the whole … Continue reading

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Tax Tips from the US Tax Goddess

Actually, this is John Heinrich reblogging tips that Shauna Wekerlein put out to her clients before tax season: 1. Come with organized information, including everyone’s birthdates and who you have as dependents; 2. Bring totals! I don’t want to see … Continue reading

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How to Get the Dough, Part II

Courtesy of the National Federation of Independent Business magazine, here is some more insight on how you can get the dough: 1. Apply for a loan! Approval rates among all banks were actually up in 2010 for 2009, but actual … Continue reading

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Price Increases?

Many of you might be thinking about price increases these days, so I thought I’d provide some guidelines that I’ve used through six businesses. 1. Know where your pricing is relative to the competition. For example, one of my clients … Continue reading

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What is your prospecting EKG?

Prospecting is a core competency for salespeople  That fact is indisputable. Ryan, a mid-career salesperson from a multinational company, called recently.  He said “I need help because I am not getting in front of enough new cialis 5mg prospects.”  He … Continue reading

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Free Downloads!

We have finally gotten the navigation tab on the left side for ‘free downloads’…which will contain documents that can get you started on your entrepreneurial journey. For starters we have: *Our Entrepreneurial Questionnaire….are you suited to become an entrepreneur, and … Continue reading

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Who’s Lending?

After my post on how to get financing, I thought I’d expand a bit on who’s lending these days. 1. First, you have to have a good purpose for the money, as I stated earlier. A one page summary, with … Continue reading

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