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If you are feeling stressed, then you should start delegating

- February 1, 2013 3 MIN READ

Sitting in an office thinking about sales will not generate revenue. You have to get up and get moving! So get out on the road and kick up a storm. Without taking action you are doomed to a fate of inaction and flat or declining revenue. The good news is that YOU don’t have to be the one that increases sales all the time! Look internally at your team. Do you have someone that you could delegate some responsibility to for this? If not, then look to your mentors. What can they do for you?

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Always get EVERYTHING in Writing!

- January 30, 2013 2 MIN READ

Running even a small business comes with a lot of dealing with customers, contracts, suppliers, and many types of people. Always look for the best people to deal with, trust that these people will deliver what was agreed upon, but make sure that everything is put into writing. Take time to put every transaction detail into writing before coming up with any agreement.

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Make yourself redundant, focus on people

- January 25, 2013 2 MIN READ

One of the end goals of most entrepreneurs is financial freedom. So what exactly does financial freedom mean? Well to me that means not needing to work, i.e. having a residual income steady enough, and large enough, to have the ability to stop working. So if you want to go on a holiday to a tropical island for 3 weeks, you can do that and not worry about the business (or businesses). So, how do we get there? Good, solid planning and preparation. From day 1 you could be looking at those working with you to groom them into a management position where you could leave.

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What does Staying Fit and Healthy have to do with Business?

- September 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

As everyone knows when you are feeling unhealthy & unfit, that negative feeling pervades everything you do and business is no exception. In fact due to the fact that running a business requires motivation, self discipline, perseverance, mental toughness, and a vibrant attitude… those negative feelings, which can be quite subtle, have the potential to be even more damaging to your lifestyle than usual. Not only can they impact on your personal relationships, but due to the fact that your personal income may be directly tied to your performance at work, they can directly influence your personal cash flow as well!

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Always keep a positive mindset & Be Proud of Your Achievements

- August 15, 2012 2 MIN READ

Successful people have two characteristics: they believe in themselves and they are always maintaining a positive disposition in everything. We hear a lot about these two things, yet somehow, these two things hide in the shadows when things do not go according to the plan, especially when emotions come into play. Yet when you look at genuinely successful people, these two things are predominant. To maintain these two powerful characteristics, you must be always proud of your achievements, regardless of how big or small they are. This should be your mindset.

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Always admit when you are Wrong …

- August 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

It’s never easy to admit when you are wrong, but it is a crucial step in learning, growing and improving yourself. You can only learn from a mistake after you accept that you’ve made it. Never blame others when you commit a mistake, because you will only end up distancing yourself from a possible learning. The best way to handle mistakes is to deal with it and be responsible for the consequences. Having this kind of attitude will attract learning.

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What does it take to be Influential?

- August 7, 2012 3 MIN READ

Billionaire John Huntsman once said, “There are no moral shortcuts in the game of business – or life. There are, basically, three kinds of people: the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character.”

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Don’t Underestimate Your Value

- August 6, 2012 2 MIN READ

As an entrepreneur talking to investors, partners, shareholders, or anyone else, value yourself highly. You are an innovative go-getter that will put 110% of your energy into making a success of whatever you turn your hand to, so people should be lucky to have the opportunity to work with you. That is the mindset you must adopt and truly believe.

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Once you have a Product & Cashflow in place, Marketing is Everything.

- August 1, 2012 2 MIN READ

Marketing can make or break you. In the simplest form, marketing is letting people know what you have, where to get it, and why they want it. Starting with letting people know what you have can be as easy as working from your contact network to get the word out. Make a commitment now to focus on getting your marketing strategy right.

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Sweat Equity is a Great Tool for Startups!

- July 26, 2012 2 MIN READ

A new business is often built on sweat equity and financing from investors. It is the term used to define the contributions of a member of a company, whether it is an employee or investor. In most cases, the term is used for the owners of new businesses who often work without compensation in the early years before the company is profitable. Sweat equity can also be applied to employees of a company who accept reduced wage or no pay at all in exchange for a level of ownership in the company.

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Hire People more Experienced, Smarter and just Generally Better than You!

- July 24, 2012 2 MIN READ

If you have a vision and passion for a business, you make it bigger than yourself and you aim for the best even when it means hiring people who are better than you. Here is an opportunity to put the ego aside and learn. Lose your ego and understand that as the founder you need to build the strongest possible team around you. Look for people who bring complementary skill-sets to your business and know more than you in particular areas.

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Protecting Yourself from the Competition & the Leaches

- July 19, 2012 2 MIN READ

A good business requires constant innovation and market adaptability. Strategic marketing also sometimes requires collaboration with other establishments to capture your market’s attention, especially when your business is new. Before being able to establish this collaboration whether with other establishments, potential investors, and even the media, you will have to divulge some information about your business to lay the outline of your goal for such collaboration.

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Show Celebrities & Business Leaders Your Stuff!

- July 12, 2012 2 MIN READ

It is the dream of every brand owner to collaborate with celebrities and business leaders. One of the marks of success in brand marketing is having a celebrity endorser. When you have a celebrity to endorse your product, it is a huge stamp of approval in the eyes of the public. Getting celebrities and business leaders to collaborate with you may not be the easiest thing, but if you have the right attitude and method, you’ll be on the right track, so work it baby!

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Be Exceptional, Let Your Business Flourish

- July 3, 2012 2 MIN READ

Businesses that succeed, and achieve exceptional results, are often run by exceptional people. A good idea, hard work and passion can get you far, but there are certain qualities that will help you along to road to business success. Don’t worry if you are not all of the things listed below, there are exceptional businesses run by people that are not all of these things, as they are traits that can be learned.

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How to be an Effective Leader …

- June 26, 2012 2 MIN READ

Being successful in business requires good leadership skills. One of the main characteristics of a good leader is aggressiveness. Aggressive leaders know how to get things done in a productive and efficient way. A good leader is not only aggressive. Being competent is equally as important as being aggressive.