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Top 5 Mistakes New Businesses Make

This month is the sixth anniversary of me quitting my cushy 9 to 5 job. I told my boss I was sick of working FOR the man and instead I wanted to be the MAN. Since then I have started four online businesses and helped dozens more get off the ground and up and running. … Continue reading “Top 5 Mistakes New Businesses Make”

Want to Start A Business? Find Your Niche

You know you want to. You want to stop worrying what your boss thinks, make more money, be happier, forget about playing office politics, get more flexibility in your schedule and be your own boss. But starting a business is scary and risky. At least that’s what everyone tells me. Maybe that was true for … Continue reading “Want to Start A Business? Find Your Niche”

How Email Marketing Helps Small Businesses

Long time readers know I got into email marketing about a decade ago. But what you may not know is why I’ve stayed in this business for so long. That’s the story I’d like to tell you today. For those of you that don’t know, email marketing is the process of selling through email messages. … Continue reading “How Email Marketing Helps Small Businesses”

How to Deal With Haters and Naysayers

My wife and I were at the local branch of our bank the other day. We were there to open up a checking account for a new business we are starting together. As we were introduced to the gentleman that would be helping us, he conversationally asked what type of business we would be opening. … Continue reading “How to Deal With Haters and Naysayers”

11 Everyday Expenses You Could Be Writing Off If You Owned Your Own Business

Always wanted to start your own business but not sure you can afford to start one? Stop worrying and get started. Starting your own business, whether on the side or full time, is a great way to turn costs that you would incur anyway into tax-deductible expenses. It’s possible to reduce your taxable income all … Continue reading “11 Everyday Expenses You Could Be Writing Off If You Owned Your Own Business”

8 Ways to Avoid Feeling Burned Out On the Job

Of the many perks working from home affords me, one of them is never dreading coming to work. I don’t spend all day Sunday thinking about how I don’t want to go back to work the next day. Those that do are on a surefire path to getting burned out on the job. A new … Continue reading “8 Ways to Avoid Feeling Burned Out On the Job”

Turn Your Idea into a Business

We’ve all had one. Remember that time you smacked your forehead and yelled “Ah-Ha!” That was the moment inspiration struck and you found yourself mulling over a great business idea. You’re sure this idea is a great one. One in which you’ll make money and change your life. Your certain things will work out because … Continue reading “Turn Your Idea into a Business”

My Journey from Working for the Man to Being the Man

Do you have what it takes to run a successful internet based business? If your new year’s resolution was to finally take the plunge and start your company, then chances are you’ve thought about this. When I left my job as a marketing manager I had no idea all the hats I would need to … Continue reading “My Journey from Working for the Man to Being the Man”

A Contrarian Take On Setting Goals

My New Year’s resolution is to not make any resolutions. I read an article recently about a business owner who said setting goals and benchmarks for his business was doing more harm than good to his business. Naturally this idea intrigued me. I was of the school of thought that setting goals and planning a … Continue reading “A Contrarian Take On Setting Goals”

The 80/20 Rule

Most of us have heard of the 80/20 Rule. In life the rule means that 20 percent of your activities result in 80 percent of your happiness. At work the rule says that only 20 percent of employees produce 80 percent of a company’s earnings.   Economists will tell you that the top 20 percent of … Continue reading “The 80/20 Rule”

What You Should Be Doing Right Now

There are exactly two weeks left in the year. Unless you are a retail business, your business is probably in a bit of a lull right now. Sales have slowed, there is less to do around the office and a lot of your employees and co-workers are out of the office traveling for the holidays. … Continue reading “What You Should Be Doing Right Now”

How Businesses Make Money From Their Website…And You Can Too

Long time readers know I’ve run multiple online businesses for years. I’ve been involved with dozens over the years; some my own and some were for clients. Over the years I’ve picked up on the fact that EVERYONE and I do mean everyone wants to own and run their own online business. Let’s face it … Continue reading “How Businesses Make Money From Their Website…And You Can Too”

Your Personalized Roadmap to Success

Have you ever wondered why some businesses take off and succeed while others flounder and fail? I’d bet my life savings that both successful and failed entrepreneurs had passion for their ventures. And that they both had some expertise in their industry.  If it’s not those things, what is it that makes successful businesses different? … Continue reading “Your Personalized Roadmap to Success”

How to Write a Successful Advertisement

Yesterday I was driving down the freeway to my doctor’s office and I noticed the insane amount of billboards littering my drive. The further I drove I got a little bored so I turned on the radio and wouldn’t you know it, an ad for some local store was the first thing I heard. When … Continue reading “How to Write a Successful Advertisement”

Expanding Your Small Business…Good Idea or Bad Idea

A few months ago I was hanging out with some of my friends having a couple of beers and shooting the breeze.  I’m not quite sure how this happened, it certainly wasn’t intentional, but I have a lot of friends who are small business owners. So like usual our conversation turned to business, with each … Continue reading “Expanding Your Small Business…Good Idea or Bad Idea”

Defining Success

When I was getting my first online business up and running I was very giddy. I was excited and talked about how successful I was going to be incessantly. One night at dinner when I was in the middle of another gleeful rant about the new business my wife asked me a question that stopped … Continue reading “Defining Success”

How to Create Products Customers Love

Last week I spoke to you about recessions being one of the BEST times to start that online business you’ve always dreamed of.  Many of today’s most successful businesses were started during recessions and depressions. I hoped my article showed you how you can be successful by taking advantage of these economic rough times. If … Continue reading “How to Create Products Customers Love”

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