A recent conversation brought to light an important point about follow-up. I was told this story by a colleague who said it happened to “a friend.” Hmmm. Whether it was actually a friend or not, here’s what he said:
His friend met a new prospect – no, a new HOT prospect and they swapped business cards. The prospect seemed really interested in him and his business so he suggested the prospect take a look at his website and visit him in social media. They make an appointment to meet the…Continue
This song by Bachman Turner Overdrive is the definitive song about entrepreneurship. It's about the lure of owning your own business, where you can “work at nothing all day.” For many, that lure means setting your own hours, only doing the things you enjoy doing and leaving the rest of the work behind.
How realistic is that though? If you're in business for yourself, you know (or should know) that the work involved in the daily ventures is…Continue
Added by Nancy Becher on September 27, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments
I've talked about ups and downs in business many times before, but it has never hit me more than it is right now. This is definitely not my normal rant or suggestions about what to do if you really want to grow your business. This is my heart breaking. And I hope that it gives you some encouragement as…Continue
1. a person who talks about organizing and managing enterprises, esp. businesses, usually with considerable initiative and risk, but never actually does it. He was a who liked to hang around with entrepreneurs but would never take the plunge.
Another term for this is hobbyist:…
Being an entrepreneur is hard work and if you want to be successful there are certain mindsets that you must have from the onset. Here are some attitudes that Barbara Corcoran has kept throughout her years in business and what you can learn from her to be a successful entrepreneur based on stories from her Shark Tales book.…Continue
Where would we be without entrepreneurs? What would the world be like? I don’t think we would be happy with the state of things.
Can everyone be entrepreneurial?
Obviously there are entreprenuers who are extraordinary. Exceptional. We should be thankful for…Continue
Added by Brian Del Turco on September 9, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments
In response to a comment I received yesterday I put together this article about LinkedIn.
As a business owner, chances are you have heard of LinkedIn a number of times over the years. Over the past decade, in which the social media network has been active, it has amassed over 300 million users and is…
Added by Donna Reade on August 20, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments
When there are situations that require some creative or (dare I say) even logical thinking, I am often perplexed when I hear the words “Well that is what the computer says.”
Here is why software alone does not…Continue
Ever since the age of three, we all start dreaming about growing up and doing what we want until the sad reality of a 9 to 5 slaps us in the face. While many simply give up their dreams for a life of benefits and sense of security, too many of us itch for the chance to forge our own paths no matter the risk. It is in this passion that the entrepreneur is born. They are the few, the proud that will not be chained down by society, and with social media restructuring the business model, it…Continue
Whether running your own business or forging a new path in a field yet untested in the market, becoming your own boss is every bit rewarding as it is terrifying. Instead of sticking to a typical 9 to 5 with benefits, you have to balance your own books. It is just you and your dreams.
Remember these 5 lessons to be your best:
Entrepreneur comes from the French. It literally means one who undertakes (a task or enterprise).
An entrepreneur is one who steps out and steps forward with energy and strategy. She desires to seize what she envisions as an opportunity... risking failure to accomplish something worthwhile.…Continue
Out of all the beautiful places in the world, my bride and I chose Mexico as the vacation destination for our honeymoon. For part of the stay, we enjoyed the rush of the typical Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive. For the balance, we chose an out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere resort which was translated, “…Continue
I had a dream the other night. I was walking down a dirt road when I saw a young boy asking his dad a question. I don’t recall what the boy said, but I remember the father, with serious but loving eyes answered: “Own your gifts”.
I woke up at that moment and my first thought was “I wish my father directed me differently when I was growing up...” Almost Immediately I realized how much a “victim” I still try…Continue
Added by Pei Kang on September 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
One of the classic images of the Navy is the Battleship firing all guns broadside. You can see the flames and the shock wave. You can imagine the impact of the 16 inch shells. Nine projectiles, each weighing as much as your car, simultaneously hit a target over 10 miles.
This iconic image taught me more about marketing than I learned in my MBA. Since you paid for my college education…Continue
While she enjoyed her job, her appetite for challenge were not being satisfied. Was she scared of the unknown, by following her instincts and moving into the entrepreneurial world? Of course she was! After all, everything she would now try to create for herself, she hadn't done. Kate Erickson from Entrepreneur on Fire shares her fears, steps & triumphs.
Hear the show…Continue
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I have been working with nonprofit organizations for many years successfully increasing sponsorship partnerships on a regular basis. Because of my success I have chosen to share my secrets with nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs. Since we launched this program in September 2013, we have helped organizations bring in over $1,000,000 in sponsorships dollars!
Our community is growing and I want you to be a part of it. My…