5 Ways to Delegate Business Tasks

As a busy small business owner, you often wear many hats. But that’s just not the most efficient way to get things done. When you can, delegate those tasks that don’t directly involve your skill set or your ability to make money. Here’s how and why to carve more time out of your schedule through delegation. 1. Determine Marketing ROI Before you start making excuses for not delegating, namely how much it will cost to pay someone else to do what you already do, sit down and calculate the actual…

Top 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Write a Book

Your name, as author, on the cover of a book … how exciting would that be? Not only is seeing your name in print thrilling, it's a great form of internet marketing for your business. If you've always wanted to write a book but haven't yet made the time to do so, here are the top five reasons it should become a priority now. 1. You position yourself as an authority in your industry or on a particular topic. There is a certain cachet about being listed as the author…

How To Play The Game Of Business And Win

I remember the first business I started. I hit the ground running! It was quite a ride! I told my attorney I felt like I had been strapped to a jet! She agreed. I liked being able to provide a service that no one else was offering. It felt good to be ahead of the curve. I had a little room to make some new choices that I had been waiting for for quite a long time. After careful research, I made the jump. No turning back. But then the…

Buying a Coffee Shop: What You Need To Know

There are a few things to know when considering getting into the coffee shop business. You can enter this business by one of three ways- start your own coffee shop from scratch, buy an existing independent business, or purchase a franchise. Each type of business has its pros and cons. For instance startups have more risk associated with them than buying an existing business or franchise. In my opinion, buying an existing business, either independent or franchise, is the easiest route and the more popular way to get into the…

Three Ways to Monetize Your Message With Your Story

There’s no question that a truly compelling and personal story makes all the difference when it comes to building your business and attracting ideal clients. But before you convert your prospects into paying customers, you need to attract them and continue to attract them. Have you ever thought about using stories to educate your target audience and convert these prospects into paying clients? When a customer buys your book, info product, or course, how will you keep her/him coming back for more? What will you do to inspire loyalty and…

We All Talk About ‘Vision’ But Are You Living the Dream?

February 25th 2013 – Welcome to Monday Towards the end of 2012 I was doing a few handyman jobs around the house. This particular day I missed my step on the ladder. I started bumping into things I would normally have avoided and noticed my left eye was having trouble focusing. This developed over time to a state where, no matter what I did, I couldn't see anything but a blur. Today I am having some surgery on that eye which, I am assured, will bring back my 20:10 vision.…

The Reason Why You Ought to Think of Appointing an Accountant

If you are on the lookout to offer your online business the best likelihood of being successful, then it really is vital to take into account getting an accountant. An accountant is certainly helpful to each and every business, despite how massive or small the organization is. In case you are a person who owns a business and do not have an accountant, you might be risking financial and tax disasters. Here we'll have a look at as to why getting an accountant is one of the best things to…

Passive Income – Ideas To Earn Passive Income and Find Opportunities

There are many more ways than the average person can think of when it comes to income ideas. For starters, one of the easiest ways out there to develop an automated income is a network marketing business. Even though many people look down on the MLM business model (because it’s not easy), there’s no denying the fact that it’s a viable and sustainable way to earn a residual income. What Is Passive Income? The American Internal Revenue Service categorizes income into three broad types, active (earned) income, passive income, and…

Are You Running Your Business Like A Soccer Game?

Do you like soccer (or as we say here in the Caribbean, football)? I don't! Wait a second and hear me out. (I can hear you football fans out there crying “FOUL”!) I dislike the fact that in an an hour of watching men and women running around after a ball, there may be only 2 or 3 goals scored or maybe even none! I prefer more fast paced games myself like basketball, volleyball … Can you imagine if your business was like a soccer game? Good gracious! How boring…

When to Hire Sales for a Start-Up

A lot of start-ups think that they need to hire Sales people very early in the game not realizing how this tends to have a very adverse effect on the development of the company. Most start-ups correctly depend on the CEO for being the best, and only, sales person in the beginning of the company existence. The CEO usually knows the product or service and possesses the favor to communicate the solution to potential clients. The CEO is usually the most cost effective alternative for most start-ups. CEO's are multi-tasking,…