Setting Yourself Up For Success: Making Your First Sales

You have to let people know about your business so they can buy your products and services. One of the first steps is to write out and practice the “elevator speech” that answers the question, “What product or service does your business offer?” Sit down and write down the answer for your business or the […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Manage Your Finances

While writing $1,000 Start-Ups, I wasn’t surprised when many of the business owners I talked to answered the question, “Why did you start your own business?” with, “Because I had to make a living.” In this case, necessity is indeed the mother of invention and if you’ve ever been in this situation you understand very […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Manage Your Time

Ah … time. Einstein said, “All time is now.” And so it is. Today we are each given the gift of twenty-four hours to spend as we will. We can spend it doing things that enrich our lives and the lives of those around us, or we can fritter it away in meaningless pursuits. Making […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Live Your Goals

What are your goals for this year? Not just your professional goals, but your personal goals. In Napoleon Hill’s classic, Think and Grow Rich he interviewed the most successful icons of his day and one of the conclusions he came to was that in order to be successful you have to set goals and then […]

Myth #5: I’m Too Old to Start a Business

If starting a business is something you’re doing just to make money rather than because there’s something you want to do or try, compare what you’d make working at a full or part-time job to what you’ll make with your own business. There are some businesses you might not feel comfortable starting: Those that require […]