Fear is often referenced as the reason that a person did not take an entrepreneurial leap. With 80% of small businesses failing in the first 5 years and 96% of small businesses failing in the first 10 years I understand why people are hesitant to make the entrepreneurial leap. Michael Gerber author of the E-Myth – Revisited calls deciding to start your own business an “entrepreneurial seizure.”
Fear of failure is a powerful emotion that at times can be a positive reaction because it saves us from doing something foolish that will hurt us in the end. All too often fear of failure is used as an excuse to not take action and this kind of fear robs us of our potential. keep reading »
Why do you do online keyword research? It’s not for your health, but rather your business’ health. You do online keyword research because you want your website and its content to rank well in the search engines. Why? keep reading »
There are horrible bosses. These are the people whose mere presence alone changes the atmosphere at work in a negative manner. The same people who seem adept at squashing your desire to do your best at work.
But then, there are also good bosses. Bosses who uplift you rather than make you feel terrible about yourself. Bosses who know how to make you feel integral to the company rather than inconsequential. Bosses who treat you as a valuable asset rather than redundant and easily dispensable. keep reading »
As a small business owner, you constantly hear about the “latest” advances in marketing. A few years ago, it was having a website. Then social media came on the scene. After that, everyone had to have an app.
Artificial intelligence is the latest “flavor of the month” and many companies, both large and small are jumping on the AI bandwagon. Chatbots are a great example of a practical application of AI, but there’s also virtual reality, like the HoloTech project and Microsoft, AI-augmented data analysis and much more.keep reading »
As I was listening to the monologues from Michael E Gerber I was reviewing my email list. I scrolled down the list of names and emails on my list and I tried to imagine each person, what their businesses are all about, and what they hoped their businesses would become. keep reading »