Examining the Competition

Written by Jamie Irvine | 3-minute read

We all have more competition then we would like.

What role can our competition play in our businesses long-term success?

It sounds like a funny question but let me tell you about a real strategy that can transform your business, I call it “Examining the Competition.” keep reading »

Talking to Potential Customers First

Written by Jamie Irvine | 4-minute read

Once you have established your over-arching life goals, designed a business model that will support your goals, and determined what differentiates your business from the competition it’s time to validate what you intend to sell to your customers.

This validation process should be done prior to starting a business but it can also be done after you have already launched your business. keep reading »

Count the Cost Before Starting a New Business

Written by Jamie Irvine | 4-minute read

They started to build a new commercial building but before they could finish they ran out of money. Now the building sits empty, partially completed, and what they invested is gone forever. They can neither go back nor go forward. In the end, they declare bankruptcy and walk away from the project.

How could this have been avoided and what does it have to do with starting a business? keep reading »