Having founded and started a few companies myself, I can speak with first hand knowledge to the fundamental issues that will contribute to the success or failure of profitability and building a cash surplus during these on-going tough times. This is not my first rodeo (recession).
Increase Sales, Profit and Cash
There should be a preference for developing and implementing a plan to ‘market and sell’ your way to be better partners and a consultative resource for existing customers, clients and prospective business. I have created a list of 7 action items (note the word action) below that when executed, Continue reading
January 16, 2014
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Invest In Going Out on That Proverbial Limb
In the past, being an entrepreneur was often associated with certain negative implications. Most people thought business owners were crazy. After all, what normal person would invest everything they had to start a business that may not make it?
That is not the case anymore. Business ownership is now to be appreciated. However, too many of the ‘new breed’, want to play it too safe… Continue reading
Next In Line Is Not Always the Best Choice
All of us really add or detract to our professional and personal lives based on our own thoughts. Thoughts form the rheostat where its programming influences what and how we achieve. Our actions are the result of input from our conscious and subconscious mind. If we feed our actions with doubt, worry, and discouragement that is the kind of day we will have. If we adjust our rheostat forward to thoughts filled with achievement, we can count on that kind of day. Our countenance, reactions and general output is a reflection of that approach.
Problem is; most people don’t think this applies to them. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have life’s issues, whether large of small that have to be dealt with on a day to day basis. And yet, if you ask, chances are the response will be a guise.
Allow me to give your imagination an exercise. Continue reading
While on a plane, I read an article written by a futurist. In the article he claimed that in the near 10 to 15 years, employment opportunities would be about ‘credentials’. I believe he is totally wrong. Most of the time, the more initials I see behind someone’s name, the more suspect I become. In fact, a few years ago, I stopped using the initials behind my name for that very reason (except when it was legally pertinent). Of course futurists are never held accountable for their predictions, i.e. Y2K, end of the world, etc. I believe that the future will be about aptitude, passion and proven competence.
Home schooling has demonstrated that Continue reading