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Visionaries Make Money, Dreamers Don’t. Which are you?

Dreamer – Someone who can describe some future hoped for situation, but has no clear date for when they want to be there, and isn’t actively right now pursuing that vision. Related Posts 7 Decision-Making Principles Leading us to Profitability 8 years ago Guiding Principles of a business are necessary (honesty, integrity, customer service, etc.), […]

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Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider real value. Related Posts 5 tips to improve your life 8 years ago There is a book titled “When […]

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David Logan on tribal leadership

David Logan talks about the five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form — in schools, workplaces, even the driver’s license bureau. Related Posts Seth Godin on social networking 8 years ago Seth provides a reminder that social networking is not about the number of followers you have but about using social networking… So you […]

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Seth Godin & Tom Peters on blogging

Seth Godin and Tom Peters provide their opinion on blogging. Related Posts Seth Godin on social networking 8 years ago Seth provides a reminder that social networking is not about the number of followers you have but about using social networking… Seth Godin talks about Tribes 8 years ago Seth Godin talks about Tribes Seth […]

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Seth Godin on social networking

Seth provides a reminder that social networking is not about the number of followers you have but about using social networking to connect with real people to form real relationships. Related Posts Social Media Explained in Plain English 8 years ago No one really knows what “Social Media” is as many people use the term […]

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The Seven Stages of a Business & getting off the treadmill

We identify Seven Stages that seem to apply all businesses. See what you think. Which stage is your business? Related Posts Act Your Way To A New Way Of Thinking – Get Disoriented 8 years ago Bob Parsons of GoDaddy says simply “get and stay out of your comfort zone”. I agree and would add […]

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Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success. Related Posts Interview with Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb 9 years ago Most New Zealanders will not know Richard MacManus and his […]

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Tips for Building Your Team

You’ve got your business plan in place, and you have the money to get started. Now you need to build an organization of employees that know their jobs, understand the business goals, believe in what your doing, and can work together as a team to have your business running smoothly. Related Posts 5 tips to […]

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Good and bad profit, & how they define your future

After Kinko’s was bought from Paul Orfalea in 2000 by FedEx, Kinko’s went from a paragon of “good profit” to an unfortunately great example of “bad profit”. Related Posts Why Bad Plans Will Make You More Money Than Good Plans 8 years ago Somebody did a study of sales people who make over $250,000 and […]

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Tips for Working With a Business Partner

If you are considering taking in a partner, make sure you are able to deal with a different set of possible problems. But there are tips that can help you when you are working with a business partner. Related Posts 10 Tips for Developing a Business Plan 8 years ago If you have decided to […]

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RSS in Plain English

RSS explained in plain English. Related Posts Social Networking in Plain English 8 years ago Very good video explaining social media Social Media Explained in Plain English 8 years ago No one really knows what “Social Media” is as many people use the term for different things. This video however explains… Daniel Pink on the […]

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Simple Processes Create More Revenue – Part II

This week we’ll cover just how simple it is to put together a good process that will actually have a significant impact on your business. What we don’t need is more stuff sitting on a shelf … Related Posts Simple Processes Create More Revenue – Part I 8 years ago Simple, effective processes are a […]

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Simple Processes Create More Revenue – Part I

Simple, effective processes are a necessity for every small business. If businesses spent a few hours putting a few processes together instead of spending weeks on fancy business plans that never see the light of day again, they would be much more successful, much more quickly. Related Posts The simple things are usually the ones […]

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10 Tips for Developing a Business Plan

If you have decided to go into business for yourself, do not jump in without some careful thought. You need to come up with a plan, and then you need to present it; either to a loan officer, potential partners, or to the buying public. Related Posts 7 Decision-Making Principles Leading us to Profitability 8 […]

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So you think you are in charge? Let’s see.

Your Guiding Principles are more important to your business than anything you sell. Related Posts 7 Decision-Making Principles Leading us to Profitability 8 years ago Guiding Principles of a business are necessary (honesty, integrity, customer service, etc.), but there is another set of… Every Business Owner Needs Two Bosses. Do You Have Them? 8 years […]

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