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Growing up I was not the most outgoing individual. I gravitated to sports and activities that were more individualistic. In high school I found it hard to relate to people […]
Have you been asking yourself; what are the best small businesses to start? I had that very question and have spent a great deal of time breaking that question apart. […]
Why making money is simple. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to make money hand over fist while others just seem to spin their wheels? Making money is nothing […]
Do to some recent involvement in hiring processes I felt like it would be a good time to share some insight on what I have learned. As an employee or […]
Posted on January 1, 2015 | 4 CommentsMany factors play a role in the success or failure of a small business, but how can these factors be assessed across business types and how do we identify which […]
Posted on December 22, 2014 | 9 CommentsDoes your company have a competitive advantage? A competitive advantage is the edge one company has over another. It is the reason someone will purchase what you have to offer […]
Posted on December 10, 2014 | 6 CommentsThe Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an operational management approach developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt and introduced in 1984. It was designed around the idea that complex systems are […]
Posted on December 7, 2014 | No CommentsSmall home based business opportunities are very attractive for many reasons; being your own boss, setting your own hours, and earning more than you would working for an employer. These […]
Posted on November 13, 2014 | 1 CommentFor the past year I have been trying to wrap my brain around the paradoxical relationship between effectiveness and efficiency in small businesses. I have understood that one can be […]
Posted on April 30, 2014 | No CommentsHave you ever wondered why one company thrives while another fizzles? It is a question that I come back to on a continual basis. The more I process the factors […]
Posted on April 19, 2014 | No CommentsMeet Etsy: an online marketplace where at home entrepreneurs and small retail stores can market homemade items to a market searching for ways to support local, small businesses. The e-commerce […]
Posted on February 26, 2014 | No CommentsWhen you first start a business all of your attention will be focussed squarely on getting done what needs doing in order to get your business off the ground. You […]
Posted on September 5, 2013 | No CommentsYou’re attending an event. Someone asks, “What do you do?” How do you answer? Maybe you say, “I own a restaurant.” Or, “I’m a manager at Acme Industries.” Or, “I’m […]
Posted on April 22, 2013 | 4 CommentsSmall and home-based businesses need to operate as efficiently as possible and following a growth strategy is a significant part of that equation. Knowing how and when to grow is […]