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Why Many Business Owners Don’t Want Their Kids to Inherit the Company


Being a business owner is considered an “American Dream” by many, yet when it comes to succession planning, a recent survey reveals that not everyone feels the same way about passing the torch onto their children.

Women Business Owners are Optimistic and Confident


Women and men who own small and mid-sized businesses are typically more aligned than they are different in their viewpoints about the economy. Now – more than ever – this is especially true as it relates to their optimism about running their businesses, according to PNC’s latest Economic Outlook Survey.

Tips to Help You Start a Business in the New Year


Millions of new businesses are formed nationwide each year and women of color are leading the charge. The Wells Fargo Impact of Women-Owned Businesses Report found that Black women are one of the fastest-growing groups of entrepreneurs in the United States, representing 14.8% of all women-owned businesses, and Hispanic/Latina women represent 14.3% of all women-owned businesses.

A Business of Your Own Using Other People's Money Exclusively


If you are not in a closet, you know that the crazy world of real estate can provide returns considerably above those offered by any bank or mutual fund. 15-2,500 % returns are available. WE are not talking about the unethical and immoral MLM crap but instead, a rather simple way to buy or start your own business “risk free”.

Why Become an Entrepreneur?


There are three basic reasons to consider becoming an entrepreneur:

Freelancers and Taxes: An LLC's Perspective


When I was laid off from my last “secure” paying job I mentioned to my wife that I wanted to go into business for myself. With two small children at home, a mortgage to pay, and enough other expenses hanging over our heads, this option seemed somewhat crazy.

NO Grants for Profit Seeking Start-up Businesses [Only for Non Profits]


Do not pay for any help to obtain a grant to start a small business. Grants do not exist for small businesses UNLESS the small business owner wants it to be a non-profit and are willing to be audited and give that money to others.

Presenting a New Technology to a Venture Capitalist


When presenting a Business Plan for a new Startup Technology Company to a Venture Capitalist you need to understand that they are looking for a one to three year kill. In other words they wish to fund a company that can be sold for 10 times or more their investment in three years.

Presenting Your Business Plan to an Angel Investor


When presenting your business plan to an angel investor you must understand that they will be very interested in your spreadsheets and proformas, but you must also realize that it is typically an entrepreneurial optimistic approach, which causes problems with proformas.

More College Students Getting Involved in Online Entrepreneurship - Students Beware!


College students, and even a number of high school students are thinking about or already running a business online. Student don't have tens of thousands of dollars to do any physical business, so they are taking advantage of the easily accessible internet.

Do you Feel Confident about Buying the Business?


After years of working for other people you decided it is time to take the plunge you feel it is time to purchase your own business. The model you are looking at seems to be perfect, however your gut instinct tells you there is something not quiet right.

How High is Your Credibility Quotient?


As business owners we all strive to increase our sales and profits. Yet often in our quest to get ahead, we can end up sabotaging our own success. We can lose our credibility in any number of ways through negative behavior--the stroke of a pen or key, a loose tongue or bad attitude. We can further damage our credibility due to a lack of credentials.

4 Tips to Grow Cash Flow For Your Small Business


As every small business owner soon learns, growing sources of revenue and cash flow are key to survival, particularly during a venture’s first few years. While this is easier said than done, small businesses can focus on attracting new customers, building partnerships and scaling up sustainably to improve cash flow.

Does Your Business Qualify for the ERC Federal Assistance Program?


The strength of the country relies on its estimated 33.2 million small businesses, which comprise 99.9 percent of all American businesses. COVID threatened, and in some cases forced, the closure of many small enterprises and tens of thousands are still reeling from the aftermath of the full pandemic.

The Greatest Entrepreneurial Secret


The greatest entrepreneurial secret is become a recognized expert in your business world. Whether your a banker, sales professional, contractor, retailer, masseuse, medical professional, or lawyer, being a recognized expert in your field creates an identity you cannot buy

PI - Dress for Success


There are a plethora of books on the market advising how to assemble a power wardrobe to convey the image of success, stability, conservatism and reliability in the business world.

Black Sleuth


Afro American private investigators are not very visible in the sleuthing business, but there are a few who have established themselves and their agencies in the industry providing quality and needed services to their clients.

Where Will You Be In 5 Years?


Whether you are an employee in a manufacturing plant or the CEO of the company, your job may be eliminated at any point with little to no notice. You may even have 20 to 30 years on the job and still find yourself in an unemployment line, benefits running out and having difficulty finding a job due to lack of experience and training in other areas, age related health problems and many other factors that will decide your future employment.

Be an Entrepreneur: Work From Home with ADHD


You have a great idea: making jewelry, children's games, or the best widgets ever, and you want to do it from home.

Don't Spend a Dime on Home Typing Programs Until You Read My Review!


You've seen these ads "Earn $1000 a day typing!"Well these are basically websites that offers a step by step tutorial on how to go about making money typing from home. It is a real simple process of typing a few lines of data and submitting it over the Internet.

Five Steps Of Learning And Retention... How To More Effectively Grow Your Business With New Ideas


Learning - the acquisition of new information or knowledge, and Retention - the ability to capture that information and recall it when wanted or needed, is actually a process that involves five steps:

Dropship on the WWW


There is no doubt that you can dropship on the WWW (world wide web) and make a substantial additional income by selling wholesale items on eBay or through an online website.

Alpacas - What are They Good for?


Alpacas. By now most people have heard of this exotic livestock, but why would anyone want to own them? Here are four answers to "What are they good for?".

License Required


Before you can open for business, you must first get a license. There are several types of license that may be needed before you begin operation. Without the proper permits, you may be operating your business illegally.

That "Four Letter Word" that Entrepreneurs Avoid That Can Make or Break Your Success


I'm in a room of 100 entrepreneurs. It's time to ask the dreaded "four letter word" questions. The questions about how you PLAN for your business.

How You Can Find The Secret To Making Money That You As An Entrepreneur Needs To Know Now


The Secret that the entrepreneur needs to know, is known by every successful entrepreneur. If this secret is not understood, 85% of all new businesses will fail in their first year.


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Does It Really Take Money To Make Money (Online or Offline)? A Reality-Check of 2 Case Studies
The short and simple answer to this question is NO!Now, before you start screaming that I am crazy, out of my mind, have lost my marbles and all the other things that generally get tossed around when someone has the nerve to state something like that, let me clear a few things up.It does not take a monetary investment to get your business off the ground (aside from the everyday items you already have around your house).
Be an Entrepreneur
The Department of Labor predicts that the #1 employer in 2010 will be "self." A recent Internet poll of 25-44 year olds revealed that 90% of them hoped to own their own business.
Solo Mojo for Solo Entrepreneurs --- Where's Your Juice?
I recently read a magazine article about Andrew, a 42-year old businessman. He gave up a demanding law practice in the Northeast, moved South to launch a new furniture and interior-design store, and wrote his first fiction novel in the midst of that transition.
A Dorm Room With A View
As a senior in high school, he paid cash for a BMW with money made by selling newspapers. In 1983, as a college freshman, he sold custom-made PCs and parts out of his dorm room?hiding them behind his roommate's shower curtain whenever Mom and Dad visited.
The History of the Franchise Business - Learning about Business Opportunities by Looking at the Past
Hair care has been around as long as humans have been on the planet. The earliest record of personal hair care dates back 2.
Motivation and Commitment
Why do people start small businesses? The most frequently cited motivation for business start-ups is to allow the entrepreneur to achieve independence; money is secondary. Is this surprising? The other reasons named most often are that an opportunity presented itself, a person took over the family business, or the person simply wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Find Out If You WILL Be Successful As a Franchisee?
Will I be successful as a franchisee?One of the soundest pieces of advice to take when considering becoming a franchisee is to 'Assess Yourself'. Assess whether you can accept direction.
Outcomes - Thats What You Need to Focus On
Successful business owners and managers need to be veryclear about what outcomes they want. Whether you call them goals, objectives or targets, theseare the factors that you're ultimately judged on.
Corporate Espionage in Franchising
Franchising Trade Journals do not do well, because today with all the industry regulations only about 1800 active franchise actually exist in the US. Down sharply over the past five years.
The 5 Senses of an Entrepreneur
If you have seen me speak you will know that I believe the word 'entrepreneur' is used way too much these days. People seem to wear it as a badge instead of just getting out there and doing entrepreneurial things.
Work vs Play: Which is the Better Way to Make Big Money?
If you want to make big money, you have to play not to work."What do you mean by that?" You ask.
Entrepreneurial Traits that Drive Sales
Frequently overlooked and hidden deep within our marketing tool box is the ultimate marketing vehicle for your business - you! Many small business owners are so busy figuring out how to increase sales and revenue they forget to grow themselves as business owners. If you aren't evolving yourself, aren't you being counterproductive to your business development? Marketing our businesses isn't just about what ads to buy or what networking event to go to next; it's about us as people, as entrepreneurs.
Six Steps to Guarantee Your Business Success
Many of us slave away for years for one uninspiring company after another and dream of the day when we can sack the boss and go it alone.If you're contemplating starting your own business then I'm here cheering you on from the sidelines because the best decision I ever made was to walk away from my well paid but oh so frustratingly boring job and start my own business from scratch.
Entrepreneurship as Your Passion
Entrepreneurship has been my passion for as long as I can commit to memory to learning how to type, and that started in 5th grade! Strangely enough, I wasn't raised around lots of business owners growing up in New Jersey nor surrounded by many business-minded individuals.Initially, my passion was expressed through the notion that extra money can be made while working a corporate job.
Oil Change Guys History; Part I
How do franchise companies come to be? How do they start. What type of a person or entrepreneur becomes a franchisor? Below is the story of how one small company became a franchisor in the mobile oil change business.
Learn how to Compress Time
In the popular 1980's movie "Dune," man learned that by "folding space" the distance between two points shortened and he could cover those distances faster. Around 1995, we found a substance that could bend time in the business community -- it was called Venture Capital.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Isn't enthusiasm a good thing? Aren't we urged to be enthusiasticabout what we do? To be committed?We are..
Business Start Up Tips From Some Hearty Entrepreneurs
When's the last time someone asked you: "What's new?"If you're starting or growing a business, an e-business, or a web site, the answer is: "Everything!" - especially on the inside.Face it, launching a new enterprise - or taking it to the next level - can sometimes feel scary and overwhelming.
Selecting a Venture
The basic rule is simple: "Find a market need and fill it!" The process of finding the need, and the method chosen to fill it are where the difficulties arise.Based on our opportunity scan, does the market need a product or service that is not currently being provided? Is there a needed product or service currently being provided in a less than satisfactory way? Is some particular market being underserved due to capacity shortages or location gaps? Can we serve any of these needs with some competitive advantage?Remember that a business idea is not a business opportunity until it is evaluated objectively and judged to be feasible.
Vendor Relations
Communication is the key to vendor relations. In your small business, you will be in need of many products and services.

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