In 2001 the entrepreneurship bug bit me big time when I read the world famous Rich Dad Poor Dad book. I’m sure I was not the only one, the book sold millions of copies worldwide and has expanded into an empire. I devoured the book, I read three times in a row. I got out highlighters and notebooks and I studied the book page by page.
Whether you recognize this or not, being a business owner means you occupy a leadership position in your community. This could be a large community or a small one. It could be geographical or professional.
All too often small companies grow organically, and you end up hiring all of your friends. Normally, that would seem fine, a great big happy family, but not all is well, as this continues and familiarity breeds contempt. Well, this is a problem and it must be taken to task sooner than later as the company grows otherwise new hires feel slighted as it appears to unfair.
Many new entrepreneurs are absolutely brilliant at gauging customer interests and delivering on the desires of the consumer. When it comes to marketing and branding, well they just rock. The money seems to flow in like water, along with massive numbers of customers through referrals from there. Still, as fast as they are making money, it seems to go right out again with expenses. Their employees are into it, the customers love it, but there is little if any real efficiency or accountability. This is a recipe for future failure…
We constantly hear that “great content” is essential to authentic marketing, but would you recognize great content even if you were already sitting on it? Here are three ways to see the great content that is ready to be released from your own business. Does it help add value? Content that can help a person get more value out of your product or service always creates trust and invites deeper engagement. In other words, what are the side-benefits of doing business with you? Here’s one way this can work. If…
It’s no secret that bid proposals and tenders are difficult to write – you will need to allot enormous amounts of effort, time and resources to make sure that your end product is a document that can open more opportunities for growth for your business. Because of this difficulty, many business owners shy away from this task. However, writing bids and tenders may be necessary for some businesses, such as those in the construction and food supply industries.
Lean management consists of a variety of highly effective principles and 5S is one of them. It gets its name from five Japanese words that denote its steps. They are Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Straighten), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardize), and Shitsuke (Sustain).
Follow-up is a marketing muscle that you must exercise if you desire to be successful in business. Here are some tips and solutions that are guaranteed to attract more clients and more income when you use them.
Most people think a stapler is innocent enough. As an entrepreneur, it goes without saying that you need a stapler. You can get a decent one for about ten dollars at your local office supplies store, and for a few dollars more, you can get a supply of staples that will last longer than the stapler itself. They are very inexpensive. It’s hard to imagine even a single work station not having a stapler either sitting on top of the desk or accessible in the most convenient desk drawer. And…
A positive attitude is encouraging many of these people to take a new path to entrepreneurship. Those that have chosen not to be intimidated by the crisis, are confronting the situation head on, and embarking on a business venture.