Commercial Catering Equipment – Small But Invaluable Items

If you talk to a person with long-term experience in the catering business, they will tell you that in the first few months, you will keep buying more and more commercial catering equipment for your venture. Often, you end up in need of a small item that you just missed adding to your shopping list. Here are some suggestions that will help you avoid this and many other issues while making your first steps in this dynamic and exciting industry.

Three Steps To Business Plan Success: Vision, Value, And Volume (Don’t Screw These Up)

When putting together your business plan, focus on getting your vision clear, then identify how to create real, substantial value for your customer, and then figure out how to ramp up the volume to cash in on the first two steps. As an entrepreneur, direct all of your energy into these three areas and you will be a success. Get distracted by anything else and your going to lose focus. Read on to discover how you can create a killer business plan with these three simple steps. Vision Get very,…

Auto Detailing and Mobile Car Washing – Beginning of the Week Specials

If you are starting a mobile auto detailing and mobile car washing business then what you will find out is most people want the higher end services towards the end the week. People would rather have their cars washed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. If you are working in an office park, or parking garage at a company or corporation, there won’t be any customers on Saturday. Therefore you have to pack in your best clientele between Wednesday and Friday, but what about the rest of the week? You…

Negative Feedback in Business – Open Minded Versus Closed Minded

The world is full of negative feedback when it comes to business, so it is up to us to decide if we believe what we are hearing or reading and make our own evaluation of the outcome. The person that writes negative comments could be someone that is angry and want to punish the person or business they are writing about. Being open-minded versus closed-minded can keep you going in the right direction.

Ready, Set, Work – What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

For many, the idea of owning a business is a life long dream well worth the pursuit. After researching and preparing, there comes a point when it is time to launch into action. This is a time of great anticipation, combined with an indescribable sense of euphoria. Before starting out in your venture, there are some necessary steps to take to ensure getting off on the right foot. First, if at all possible, spend some time with the owner of the type of business you’re considering. For example, if your…

Taking a Break From Business

Most entrepreneurs share a love of work, putting in long hours to keep their businesses competitive and ensure that their client base continues to expand as they plan their future growth. While an excellent work ethic is sure to bring ample rewards to any small business owner, research has shown that taking time off can be equally productive. Mary had opened a computer shop.

Super Size Your Marketing in 2013

Take a look at how you’re currently marketing strategy is working. Analyze its effectiveness on a scale of 1 to 10. For 2013, you’ll want to focus on a primary marketing strategy rather than the scatter-shoot type of marketing, which is not very effective.

How a Part-Time CFO Can Resolve 8 Common Business Cash Flow Problems

Most professionals understand that to be profitable, money coming in must be more than money going out. Cash flow is crucial to the success of a business, but it is often a sore subject for business owners. A whopping 82% of small businesses fail because of cash flow issues, making it the number one reason small businesses fold. But cash flow is far from simple because it can cover a wide range of problems. Keep reading to learn about the eight most common business cash flow problems and how CFO…

Why Invest Your Life Savings As an Entrepreneur If They Will Try to Regulate You Out of Business

It is amazing that our government regulators work so hard to protect the big boys against the small business entrepreneurs. You see, the big corporations don’t need the government’s help, they can afford big lawyers, and they can buy the best talent on the market. Big corporations have endless capacity to borrow money and make deals. Unfortunately, the government has made it too easy for larger corporations to lobby the regulations in their favor putting barriers to entry up for any and all smalltime competitors.