Balance: Wiring Your Brain to Succeed

This month’s Entrepreneur magazine has an article about willpower that caused me to think about how that personal quality and its twin sister: “perseverance”, are required during the start-up phase of a business. Willpower is the ability to set a goal and to say “no”, even when it would be easier and sometimes more reasonable […]

Staying the Course: Don’t Let What You Don’t Know Get in Your Way

More often than not when I develop a plan to reach a goal there are steps in that plan that I have no idea how to do. What I’ve learned over time is to not let that get in the way of developing the plan, but more importantly, not to let it get in the […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Funding Your Start-Up

The reason I most often hear when I’m talking to people who haven’t yet started their own business is they don’t believe they can afford it … and often they’re absolutely correct. Starting a business requires having both enough money and time to get it launched and keep it going while it grows. Imagine my […]

Leverage Fortune 500 Business Practices: Short Interval Management

One of the methods management consultants use to help Fortune 500 Manufacturing Companies improve their productivity is short interval management. This simple tool can be used for teams or individuals and is extremely effective for the entrepreneur with a start-up. As any start-up owner knows time is your most valuable resource. There are a plethora […]

Selling Your Products and Services: Questionable Sales Practices

Yesterday my friend Tina called to say, “It’s Time.” I immediately knew what she meant. Her car has more than 185,000 miles and the winter had been a nightmare for her with the car either in the shop or needing to go to the shop. She was worn out with the constant stress of trying […]