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How Can Your Small Business Beat The Big Guys? Look At Finding A Niche

How Can Your Small Business Beat The Big Guys? Look At Finding A Niche

How do you as a small business survive in a world of giant competitors?  We know that the number of small businesses is increasing almost daily, but we also hear that the giants in every …

Money And Time – Underestimated By Many New Small Business Start Ups

Money And Time – Underestimated By Many New Small Business Start Ups

So you want to leave your job behind and start up a business of your own? Two vital elements to getting your new small business started up are bound to be Money and Time. 
Both are …

Small Business Partnerships – What To Look For In Partners

Small Business Partnerships – What To Look For In Partners

Partnerships are a great way to start up a new small business. They are useful in that the workload and stress of the start up is divided.
Also partners bring different and often complementary skills to …

Is Bad Business Worse Than No Business For The Small Business Owner?

Is Bad Business Worse Than No Business For The Small Business Owner?

What do you mean by this strange statement? The meaning is that is it not better to turn business away than get into business dealings that are bad? 
On the face of it, surely some business …

Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To You Not Being Around?

Is Your Small Business Vulnerable To You Not Being Around?

We all want to open our own small businesses. We all want that independence. We all want to lose the boss and become our own. Sounds familiar?
So you open your small business and now you …

Change Is A Small Business Certainty – Embrace It!

Change Is A Small Business Certainty – Embrace It!

Change is something that any small business is always certain about. It is always there. Change can either be dreaded or embraced by the small business. 
The choice is up to you the small business owner. …

Relationship Building – The Key To Small Business Success

Relationship Building – The Key To Small Business Success

Building solid relationships is the most important success factor in the life of a small business. The breadth and scope of what small business covers today is only limited by ones imagination. 
One common factor that …

Know The Ropes Before Starting Your Lifestyle Business

Know The Ropes Before Starting Your Lifestyle Business

Are you considering an exciting new lifestyle business idea and wondering if it will work?
Perhaps you’ve been to visit your banker, accountant or lawyer. Maybe you’ve wandered into a couple of the agencies that help …

Business Needs More Than Passion

Business Needs More Than Passion

If you’re starting or buying a business, I hope it’s one you’re passionate about. But passion alone will not keep your business alive. It’s a myth to think that a business will thrive just because …

Age Or Attitude?

Age Or Attitude?

Not long ago, I cheerfully plunged into the second half of my first century on this terrestrial plane. I used to view anyone over the age of 30 as “old.” Today, my more than 50-year-old …

Make Use Of Professionals Effectively

Make Use Of Professionals Effectively

For some reason many new start-ups think that professionals are great business people. This is not necessarily true. There is a tendency to want to shuffle off large tasks to the accountant, the lawyer or …

Voice Of Experience

Voice Of Experience

Successfully navigating the first year in business is a major feat and cause for celebration. The following list of encouraging suggestions is from groups of entrepreneurs who have reached the end of their first year …

Riding A Snowboard Is Like Running A Business

Riding A Snowboard Is Like Running A Business

Snowboarders call it riding. One rides a snowboard, one runs a business.
On New Year’s 2003 day I meekly followed my 12 year-old daughter onto the ski hill for my first snowboarding lesson. I had never …

Seven Foolproof Ways Of Going Broke

Seven Foolproof Ways Of Going Broke

After years of getting cuffed around in the marketplace, it is my pleasure to share these foolproof strategies. No matter how well you are doing today, the following methods are sure to drive your small …

Avoid Burnout And Share The Workload By Delegating

Avoid Burnout And Share The Workload By Delegating

Most entrepreneurs face the ongoing possibility that they’ll simply work themselves into the ground by trying to do everything themselves. Many small enterprises are directly tied to their owners – which means that the minute …

Virtual Assistants Can Be The Key To Growing Your Business

Virtual Assistants Can Be The Key To Growing Your Business

Ask any entrepreneur bootstrapper and you’ll find that time and money are always stretched in the early stages of a business. Even when the business is up and running, owners are challenged to do as …