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Tips on how to win at negotiating.

If an unshaven doctor with uncombed hair, wearing a torn and dirty coat, approached a man and asked him to open his mouth and say “ah,” the man might bolt away in fear of his health. If a person posing as a doctor, dressed in a medical frock, clean shaven, hair neatly combed and gray […]

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Tips on starting a business

Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting your own business is appealing to a lot of people and it can be very rewarding. However, a lot of new businesses fail. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey. Being your own boss can be very rewarding, […]

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What message does your business card send?

Why we all need to understand the first impression people get from the information on our business card and the steps we can take to improve our image. FIRST IMPRESSIONS You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and it’s amazing how strong and quickly people are forming opinions about you and […]

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Are you tough enough?

Who’s the toughest person, you can think of, and what kind of toughness does this individual possess? Mental toughness? Physical toughness? Both? Is being tough something you’re born with, or something you learn? I’ve always been fascinated with what makes some people tougher than others, and what forges the iron-will mind-set that enables an entrepreneur […]

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Focus on your business

Having a focus in business, is to have concentration on a single path. An adage says, Jack of all trades, but, master of none. I know the essence of diversification, but, you must first, be focused on a singular goal or business, Let that business grow, for it to become a business tree. Then, diversify. […]

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There is nothing new

There is nothing new under the sun; you’ve heard it before. But we ought to repeat some things regularly despite the tedium of the process. They’re like reflecting lights that illuminate our way, and our way is one step from the shadow of darkness. Seek contentment, abhor complacency, and don’t be anxious about anything. The […]

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Street Smarts

Forget the classes on entrepreneurship. Throw out the business plan. Ignore the global strategy. The way to become an entrepreneur is one sale at a time. In truth, it seems that entrepreneurs exist only in retrospect. In the early days they are labeled crackpots, dreamers, and unhireables. Only after they become synonymous with their business […]

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Using hope to your advantage

Hope is defined, as a feeling that what is wanted will happen. The importance of hope is obvious. Certainly our dreams are doomed to failure without the expectation of success. On the other hand, many a man or woman has nourished a small talent into considerable achievement through hard work nourished by hope. We cannot […]

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Values sort out the winners from the losers.

  You may think that your values have little bearing on your entrepreneurial success, but nothing could be further from the truth. Values sort out the winners from the losers, and as an entrepreneur your values will determine whether you make progress.  Let’s identify the values that are critical to success and outline how to […]

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Just what is entrepreneurism?

I define entrepreneurism as a habit or a behavior. A more formal definition might state a business needs to be something more than new or small. It must create something original and different; it must transform values. To me entrepreneurism as a collective label is a mindset. I believe that entrepreneurs are complex, given to […]

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