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I just finished a new book by Stephen J. Cloobeck, “Checking In: Hospitality-Driven Thinking, Business, and You”. As a self-made entrepreneur and former chairman of Diamond Resorts International, he asserts that the five biggest companies by market value today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Read More

Escaping the Slow Cubicle Death

Escaping the Slow Cubicle Death  - https://danswords.com Avatar Posted by Dan_Swords under Startups
From https://danswords.com 4 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on November 11, 2018 10:30 am
As entrepreneurs we all dream of the day when we can leave our job and travel. We walk up to our boss and say, “You can have your job. I don’t need it anymore.”
Is this some crazy out of this world idea? No.
It can happen, but it's just going to take a little mind shift to make it work. Read More

Getting Started: Researching Your Business Idea

Getting Started: Researching Your Business Idea - https://www.theworkathomewoman.com Avatar Posted by HollyHanna under Startups
From https://www.theworkathomewoman.com 5 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on November 10, 2018 12:46 pm
So you have a new idea for a product or service, great. But before you invest time and money - you need to start researching your business idea. Here's how. Read More

How to Get a Scientific Product to Market

How to Get a Scientific Product to Market   - http://www.mibusinessmag.com Avatar Posted by SPCowan under Startups
From http://www.mibusinessmag.com 7 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on November 10, 2018 11:52 am
Getting scientific product from development to market can be challenging. Professor John Hunter advises how to get your scientific product to market. Read More
Even when your new product or solution fills a real customer need, and has a positive value proposition, many new venture founders are surprised and frustrated to find that excited customers are hard to find and growth is slow. Thus, as an advisor to many startups, without being negative, I often s Read More

How to Avoid That Dreaded 'F' Word in Your Small Business

How to Avoid That Dreaded \'F\' Word in Your Small Business  - https://danswords.com Avatar Posted by Dan_Swords under Startups
From https://danswords.com 4 days ago
Made Hot by: MasterMinuteman on November 10, 2018 10:07 am
F is for… Failure!
It’s the word that every business owner dreads, and with good reason. The competition is huge, and businesses large and small have been forced to shut down because of financial losses.
The thought of failure can put many people off from starting a business in the first place... Read More
Does your business have a visible positive strategy, or do your customers and employees still see your primary focus as closing more sales and killing competitors? Certainly that has been the strategy of many companies, and has worked in the past, but today’s customers and workers are looking for m Read More
I applaud the resurgence of a focus by new ventures on saving the environment and having a positive social impact. Yet, when you are pitching to investors, this has to be balanced by generating enough profit to keep the venture thriving, growing, and providing a healthy return-on-investment (ROI) t Read More
Maybe it’s just me, but I sometimes feel that accountability is a rare talent in business today. In big businesses, people are quick to defer with “that’s not my department,” and even startup founders too often blame failures on the economy or the lack of investors. As an investor and advisor to en Read More
As a long-time advisor to small businesses and startups, I still find many who think marketing is still primarily broadcasting your message to as many customers as possible, hitting them again and again, until it sticks. They don’t realize that customers today are looking for relationships, meaning Read More
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