Leading The Way

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“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower Many small entrepreneurs start their businesses as ‘one-man’ shops, taking on the responsibility for all the tasks required to keep the operation running. They are receptionists, product […]

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Purpose, Passion, Profit

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One of the questions that potential business owners usually ask is “how can I make money doing what I love to do?” Very often, these optimistic entrepreneurs get discouraged when others declare that the activities they love to do can’t translate into dollars in the real world. Many people have […]

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Welcome to the Club!

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A friend recently lamented to me about the collapse of his first entrepreneurial venture which left him down in debt instead of plush in profit. He was definitely taken aback when I cheerfully responded “Congratulations, welcome to the club!” I explained that having experienced this initial setback, he had successfully […]

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The Power of Word-of-Mouth

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Effective marketing is the lifeblood of an entrepreneur’s operations.  There are two main challenges for most business start-ups – how to get people to know they exist and how to convince them that they should buy their product or service. How can an entrepreneur be successful at marketing with a […]

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Valuable Life Lessons

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In my first job at a public relations firm, I was required to attend clients’ events and write press releases for the newspapers. I had no particular knowledge about, nor interest in PR; I had only applied for this job because my best friend had worked there in the summer […]

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The Business of Philanthropy

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Despite the heavy commercialization of Christmas, many businesses use this holiday to help the less fortunate in the society, ensuring that at least one day of their lives is filled with food and fellowship. But after the Christmas excitement has faded, what part does charity play in the other eleven […]

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Networking 101

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“It isn’t just what you know, and it isn’t just who you know. It’s actually who you know, who knows you, and what you do for a living.” – Bob Burg: Author, Endless Referrals Networking, the art of making connections with people to expand your circle of influence, is one […]

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Show Me The Money!

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One of the biggest mistakes that an entrepreneur can make when starting a new business is the ineffective use of limited resources of time and money. Owners of micro enterprises have to be very careful how they spend every dollar of working capital and every minute of their working day, […]

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Persistence Pays

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“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press […]

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Want to Make Money? No Problem!

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“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.”- Henry J. Kaiser I’ve often heard people complain that they wish they could earn more money or start their own business, but they don’t know which field to get involved in. Some would-be entrepreneurs sit by the wayside and never fulfill their business dreams […]

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The Born Entrepreneur

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“The entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us. We’re born with that quality and it defines our lives as we respond to what we see, hear, feel, and experience.” – Michael Gerber Are entrepreneurs born or bred? Are they gifted with fearless minds which permit them to take […]

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