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This Is An Adult’s Game But A Kid Can Play If He Pays Enough

This Is An Adult’s Game But A Kid Can Play If He Pays Enough

I happened to do well in a mock investment game in middle school and started to watch films like Casino. It wasn’t long before I could walk in with $5 and walk out with a …

4 Ways To Make Business Writing Easier

4 Ways To Make Business Writing Easier

I hear it all the time-business owners complaining that they don’t have the time to write, hate to write, or are just overwhelmed at the thought of sitting down to figure out what they want …

A Business Tail: Veterinarian Foams At Mouth, Chases Tail, Learns New Tricks – Case Study

A Business Tail: Veterinarian Foams At Mouth, Chases Tail, Learns New Tricks – Case Study

Many self employed professionals find themselves overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused when it comes to running their businesses.
The deep skills they have in their professional field do little to prepare them for the dog-eat-dog world of …

The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need To Succeed In Your Consulting Practice

The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need To Succeed In Your Consulting Practice

Now that you’ve decided to select self-employment as your next career choice, what other essential business skills do you need in order to run a successful consulting practice?
When I started, no one told me how …

Why Small Engineering Companies Should Seek Out An Experienced Business Strategist

Why Small Engineering Companies Should Seek Out An Experienced Business Strategist

Engineers may not have had exposure to business management courses in school and they may lack experience in running a business. In addition engineers are trained to think logically and in a linear fashion.
They rarely …

Improving Engagement And Retention In Live Business Training Workshops

Improving Engagement And Retention In Live Business Training Workshops

Many solo professionals use live workshops to teach their content and market themselves. Workshops are great sales cycle offerings, helping you build the credibility needed for potential clients to buy your higher-priced offerings.
For the best …

The Consultant’s Biggest Headache

The Consultant’s Biggest Headache

Here’s the common scenario. You the consultant are out at a client on a consulting assignment. You and the client have mutually upon what the scope of the work is to be to complete your …

What Interpersonal Skills Are Needed By Consultants?

What Interpersonal Skills Are Needed By Consultants?

Consultants require the use of many skills when on a consulting assignment and when working within a client environment. Here are 4 interpersonal skills that the consultant should have. These are important in getting the …

Who Said You Can’t Be Creative In Business?

Who Said You Can’t Be Creative In Business?

Creativity is the engine that keeps us moving forward in our business.
Some have thought that creativity should be left to artsy people and that it’s not for everyone. That is a huge fallacy. Every time …

Merger & Acquisition Earnings Multiples

Merger & Acquisition Earnings Multiples

When it comes to the topic of mergers & acquisitions, how many times have you heard another business owner talk about selling a business for five times, six times or whatever times earnings?
Quite a few, …

OK, We Are In A Recession, What Should You Do Right Now?

OK, We Are In A Recession, What Should You Do Right Now?

It’s official. The economy is in a recession. What this means is that business in general will be hurt and that your business will likely be negatively affected. We’ve already seen the effect in the …

Economic Stabilization, Recovery Or What?

Economic Stabilization, Recovery Or What?

It appears that both the domestic and global economies have entered a period of stability after a fairly large decline. There have been strong rallies in both the equity and debt markets. Many true believers …

Sustainability In Business

Sustainability In Business

Whether you’re starting, buying, or growing a business it’s critical to determine whether or not the business is sustainable.
There are different ways to view sustainability. Some of the more important measures are money, time, energy, …

Are Hidden Flaws In Your Business Preventing Your Success?

Are Hidden Flaws In Your Business Preventing Your Success?

Ah, the joys of self employment…Good pay, flexible hours, excellent benefits, a wise and business savvy boss…And profitability, lots of profitability!
If you’re self employed, chances are your own company is missing some of the features …

Using Your Own Road To Success To Create Value

Using Your Own Road To Success To Create Value

You probably don’t think you have much in common with The Beatles. But here’s how you might…
Have you ever considered what sequence of opportunities in your life enabled you to become who you are? What …

Are You Buying What The Seller’s Selling?

Are You Buying What The Seller’s Selling?

I just lost a million dollars! That’s right, I had the plan all laid out and was in action on a deal that would have put one million dollars in my pocket in six months. …