Best Gift For This Holiday Season (Ask)

December is the last month of the year, and it is usually filled with the holiday spirit and people giving and receiving gifts and presents. But for those shopping for entrepreneurs and business owners it can sometimes be difficult to figure out what is the best gift to get. We want to know what is the best gift to get ...

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A Cup of Entrepreneurship: Starbucks (Book Review)

TITLE: Pour Your Heart Into It: How STARBUCKS Built a Company One Cup at a Time Author: Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang Pages: 340   NOTABLE QUOTES “Every company should stand for something” “Just ‘say yes’ to the customer. Good companies go out of their way to please the customer” “[Entrepreneurs] are scared to bring in truly smart, successful ...

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New Entrepreneurs Remember This (Ask)

Starting a new business can be extremely exciting step for entrepreneurs, but often there is so much literature and information out there it becomes difficult to have know what exactly is the most important aspects of being an entrepreneur or business owner. What are the most important things (maximum 3) that entrepreneurs should remember when starting a new venture? Featured ...

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51 Fatal Business Errors And How To Avoid Them (Book Review)

Title: The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them Author: Jim Muehlhausen Pages: 186 NOTABLE QUOTES “If you hire ‘experienced’ people, you’re hiring your competitor’s rejects” “Business is no place for a democracy; I advocate CEO’s run their business as a benevolent dictator rather than a democracy” “Many entrepreneurs confuse ‘sales’ and ‘marketing’” SUMMARY Mr. Muehlhausen writes succinctly ...

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Testing Out New Products & Services (Ask)

The best way to test your new products out is to partner with a blogger or industry writer and offer to have them send out a special e-mail to their subscribers offering them a great deal on your new product. Entrepreneurs come up with new ideas, products and services nearly every day, but it is sometimes hard to get an ...

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Don't Just Sit There. Go For It! (Book Review)

Title: Go For It! A Practical Guide to Success for Everyone Author: John J. Tassone Pages: 163 Category: Business and Motivation NOTABLE QUOTES  “faith is a state of mind, and you become what you feed your mind”  “successful people are people who form habits of doing things that failures don’t like to do”  “I firmly believe success is when other ...

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Be Bold

By definition bold means “beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative.” And that is exactly what we need. During these difficult economic times, that is usually the last thing that entrepreneurs and business owners are thinking.  Thoughts of just getting by or making it might influence entrepreneurs to embrace safe marketing strategies or conventional products and services. ...

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Thanks for Killing Our Local Economy, Scrooge

Is it bad for my local economy if I outsource work? Am I as bad as those huge companies everyone seems to hate right now? When I began my own adventure in small business outsourcing, I couldn’t shake the worry of sending work overseas for cheap when I knew plenty of people in Detroit who were looking for work. So…? ...

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Is Your Business Growing? (Growth or Bust: Book Review)

Twitter Review: If your business isn’t growing, @MarkFaustSr provides some “seeds” and nurturing so your business can start. Book: Growth or Bust: Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business Author: Mark Faust Pages: 222 pages Twitter Review: If your business isn’t booming, @MarkFaustSr provides some “seeds” and nurturing so that your business can start. Review: Some businesses grow, but most don’t.  Talking to any entrepreneur or ...

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From Unemployed to Self Employed: Weekend Business Plan

These days, the least secure position is a job.  You can lose a job.  The difference between unemployed and self employed?  Nothing.  Why not start your own business?  All businesses, big and small, started with one person and a dream.   You could start a business of your own…and you can do it over a weekend.  It’s a matter of ...

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