One of the interesting outcomes of these challenging economic times is that companies are doing less with more. They have laid off millions of people and downsized in almost every area. But the level of productivity, performance and output per person has actually gone up. Companies are maintaining or increasing their levels of productivity and quality with fewer people, but with people who are better selected, better organized and better managed. This must be your goal as well…. Read more
6 Obstacles to Creative Thinking and How to Overcome Them: Develop Problem Solving Skills for Business Success
There are six major obstacles to creative thinking that could be preventing you from learning how to improve your problem solving skills for business success. Any one of them, if you fail to recognize and remove it, can hold you back…. Read more
How do you do fast, cheap market research? How do you find out whether or not the product or service will sell before you get into it? Before embarking on any new business venture, considerable time must be spent in research. Your payoff will be in excess of ten to one in time and money saved or earned. For every dollar, for every hour that you put into research, you’re going to save ten or twenty or thirty dollars or hours later on. Here’s what you can do to ensure business success:… Read more
The most pressing problem or need facing business owners today is the ability to attract more customers and make more sales.
Fortunately, based on our work with more than ten thousand businesses, of all sizes, in 55 countries, Mark Thompson and I have discovered seven essential factors to help you maximize your profits in any market, including today…. Read more
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I was diagnosed with throat cancer that was “life-threatening” in March. I had a tumor the size of a large egg, but flat, against the back of my throat. I began chemotherapy on April 13 and by June 1, the tumor had disappeared…. Read more
The measure of your ability as an entrepreneur is your ability to create a business plan and a budget and then to hit your numbers on schedule. Anyone can pull numbers out of a hat. But the best business people are the people who meet or exceed their numbers on a regular basis. This is the true measure of how good you really are…. Read more
When you begin your business, you must practice the “Two times, three times rule.” This rule says that, no matter how conservative your financial projections, everything will cost you twice as much as you have budgeted for and everything you do will take three times as long…. Read more
How do you find a business? There are a hundred different ways. But the most important of all is that you get into something that you really like, enjoy and care about. Passion is the critical factor in determining small business success…. Read more