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Secret Revealed In The Business Code
? Beginners often rush into business without any planning.
? Unless you do your homework, there could be many avoidable pitfalls.
? You will minimise these pitfalls with careful preparation and planning.
? Some people have very little in the way of formal education, and yet they still succeed in business.
? Opportunity can be found around every corner if you look for it.
? Mention any success story and you will find many more failures.
? Everything in business has a buyer's price and a seller's price.
? Think very carefully before investing money into someone else's venture.
? Help is always available, sometimes from the most unlikely sources.
? In the beginning you should always tread carefully.
? Never rush into things without being aware of potential problems.
? Go for growth when the time is right.
? Catch the pennies and the pounds will float naturally towards you.
? Heed any lessons learned along the way.
? Endeavour to always do your very best for your customers.
? Anticipate any hurdles before they appear and you will take them in your stride.
? Prepare for the future.
? Always set goals and prioritise accordingly.
? Needless spending can destroy your cashflow.
? Desire is the motivation for success.
? Stars, and astrology are irrelevant to your success.
? Evaluate your competitors strengths and weaknesses.
? Liberate yourself from negative thinking and embrace the positive.
? Letting things get out of control is a recipe for failure.
? Improvement should be a continuous process.
? Test your market, adjust, and then test again.
? Adjust your outlook to take in the long term without neglecting the here and now.
? Take the time to give praise where it is due.
? Accept the outcome of experimentation and learn from the results.
? Problems do not exist, only challenges and opportunities.
? Reliability should be built in to everything you make and do.
? Obvious is not necessarily correct for every circumstance, but must not be overlooked.
? Forge ahead and embrace each new day as the gift it surely is.
? Inside every cloud is a silver lining.
? There is a message hidden in this very text that reveals the secret to many a successful business.
Tony Williams is a musician, writer, and self confessed eBay fanatic. Follow his ongoing quest to find ways of making and saving money online at http://www.myrichpickings.blogspot.com
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The Fear Factor
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About Ending Competition
1. Why should I not compete with others?The very concept of "competition" is fear based.
Profile of Women Leaders
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Could a Book About Your Company be Worth $1.7 Billion? Building Value Through Publishing
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