ShawnHessinger commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Joel, It sounds like there's something left unsaid in this post. Why exactly is it a bad idea for a franchisor to provide financing? Is there an implication that franchisors that offer financing do so because no third party lender would provide loans for their business models? Also, while this is touched on in the post and then dismissed, I'm wondering, just to play devil's advocate, doesn't it make sense to provide financing as an added incentive at a time when getting loans from traditional lenders has become so tricky?"
Hi Patrick, The best approach to online video production is to have a strategy and then to carefully plan your video with your budgetary and equipment limitations clearly in mind. Focus on what you want your video to communicate instead of fretting over the tools and budget you don't have. No matter how big the budget on a production, you'll always wish you could do more. Like other aspects of your business, it's about doing the best you can with what you have, a situation that should be familiar to every entrepreneur! "
Company culture and how it fits in with employee lifestyle are important considerations for your business these days. Company culture, in fact, could literally be thought of as a recruiting tool, so the culture you create may determine the employees you attract. Thanks to Peg Corwin for sharing this post on the BizSugar community."
Hi Jenny, What a great strategy for investing in a solopreneur business! Investing in yourself as an entrepreneur theoretically improves the range of services or products you can provide and the price you can charge for them. Just like investing in brick and mortar, equipment, or technology, you increase the opportunities your business can leverage by making investments in your human capital and thus in your own potential! Thanks for sharing!"
Tom, I’m a big believer that outlook determines your success. It’s a good idea to be a bit realistic on one level when you start your business as far as keeping your startup costs and thus your break even point low, but on another level, it doesn't help to have low expectations of your success. As the late Zig Ziglar once said, “Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.”"
This is the second time I've heard at least part of the Reddit story and it fascinates me on several levels. First, I think it's revealing that the most important thing when creating an online success, or really any business, is to create community. Second, I think it's important to remember that the best brands are so much more than a business. They are a solution for transforming people's lives. "
Hi Claire, As a long time fan of Queen (and especially of Freddie), it was a real pleasure to come across this post. I think many of your points could well apply to success in any business and maybe success at anything in life. It's a universal message that resonates and I also want to thank Heather for sharing it with the BizSugar community."