Aiming at Forever: Long-term Plans to Grow Your Business

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Running a business is a world fraught with perils, and if you don’t tread carefully, you’re likely to be in deep water at best, and bankrupt at worst. The key to powering well beyond those fragile first 18 months is to look at every single decision you make and assess whether or not that choice is a smart one for the long term. There are many ways you can improve and grow your business temporarily, but if you’re not making choices in light of your future hopes and goals, they are likely not the right choices. Revamp That Business Plan

NEVER Put Your Home in Jeopardy to Hire a Coach

One of the big scams I see running rampant in the online community are so-called coaches who walk people through selling their assets so that their targets can afford to pay them.   People pull out their credit cards, ready and willing to buy a dream. It’s like crack or cocaine. They figure if they just hire the RIGHT coach they’ll get the results that the other coaches haven’t gotten them so far. Unfortunately, they put themselves and their financial futures at stake when they sign up for some of these programs, which can easily range in price from tens

The Biggest Business Mistakes I’ve Made – and the Lessons I’ve Learned

~by Haley Lynn Gray~  . What I’ve learned in business is that there will be plenty of failures and a few successes. Sometimes the greatest success is learning from the failures, because those will frequently teach us the most profound lessons. I think that because I have such a fabulous education in business, I was able to avoid a number of business mistakes. But I made others because I never learned about those in school. If only it were that easy. Here are some common business mistakes … I hope you can learn from them as I did. 1. Think carefully

4 Signs Your New Business Needs a Major Overhaul

~by Anica Oaks~ . Statistics show that 50 percent of fledgling businesses within the United States die during their first five years. This is a sobering fact, but it is also enlightening. Fledgling businesses don’t just fail overnight. It is a gradual process. If a new business owner notices signs that their business is not going in the right direction, they need to take steps to overhaul their company. Some indicators of a failing business include: Slowing Growth Lack of Innovation Low Cash Flow Poor Cash Management If you notice any of these signs, you need to be proactive about

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Risk Management First

~by Mila Sanchez~ . If you have dreams of starting your own business, or have already opened one, you know there are so many things you have to think about. For instance: what do you want to sell? What service do you want to provide? Where do you want your business to be located? How do you reach your intended customers? But, the thing you need to think about most is risk management. As any entrepreneur knows, there is a lot of risk involved in starting a business. In fact, nine out of 10 startups will fail. This sounds like

How to Start Up a Green Accommodation Business

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~by Lillian Connors~ . According to a recent report, green hotels have become the most popular option when it comes to choosing accommodations. In fact, every fourth person in America will consciously search for green accommodations in order to make their travels eco-friendlier. That being said, it’s no wonder that green accommodation businesses are popular among entrepreneurs. It turns out that going green isn’t just good for the planet, but for your entrepreneurial spirit, too. So, if you’re interested – here are several things to consider when starting up a green accommodation business. Waste management Recycling is the first thing

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Online Business

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~by Joan Herbert~ . You’ve decided that you want to start an online business. With the changing economy, the world of commerce is moving out of brick and mortar stores and into the web. With the digital revolution, many professionals are finding out that they can earn a decent living working remotely, from the comfort of their own homes. Most freelance writers, web designers and coders don’t have a business location and just work from home. Many run their businesses entirely online and take advantage of the multitude of communications options and marketing platforms available today. Decide What You Are

Professional Business Advice for New Entrepreneurs

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~by Rachelle Wilber~ . Contrary to the opinion of most people, being a successful entrepreneur requires commitment, sacrifice and knowledge. Most people leaving their careers to try their hand at business are not ready or willing to accept responsibilities that come with starting an enterprise. They just want to fly loose, enjoy the freedom they experience and expect to make more money than they could get in formal employment. Unfortunately, most of them fail, not because they do not have what it takes to succeed, but because they do not have the right attitude. Here are practical professional tips to

Business Branding: How to Make Your Company Really Stand Out

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~by Kara Masterson~ . In 2017, the market is positioned in such a way that anyone can easily get the steps on how to build a business. With more and more people creating avenues of entrepreneurship, the competition continues to rise. The competitive nature of business can be enough for many people to decide to fail. However, if you’re strategic in your business branding approach, you can stand out from the crowd and be successful. Use these tips to help you climb the ladder of vocational success. Specific Niche Because business owners really want to make as much money as

Ready to Succeed? 4 Steps to Starting Your Own Small Business

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~by Hannah Whittenly~ . If you don’t like your current job, don’t think you can advance in your field, or are just looking for more control over your professional life, it may be worthwhile to start your own business. However, before you start a company, it is critical that you think your plan through. What are some items to consider before you enter the marketplace? 1. Do You Have a Business Plan? The first thing you need to do is create a business plan that addresses what your company does, how it does it and how it can be profitable.