Are You Cut Out to Own a Franchise?

You’ve heard a lot about franchises.  Maybe you’ve wondered “People seem to make a lot of money with franchises.  Should I do that?”
The answer might not be an automatic yes.  There are a lot of factors that go into providing an answer.
First, you’ll need an honest assessment.  Just to determine if you should consider any […]

Are You Crazy to Start a Business in this Economy?

“Start a business in this economy?  Are you crazy?”
Maybe not so crazy.  For the moment, set aside the fact that traditional employment options might be limited because of this economy.  (It isn’t a news flash that the job market is tight.)  Instead, let’s focus on different questions:  Is a business started today likely to succeed […]

Control Your Career Destiny – Start a Business [WEBINAR]

Is Starting A Business Your Career Dream?
It seems many of us sooner or later dream of starting our own business.  Some take that leap of faith and most shy away from it for a variety of reasons.  The prospects of starting your own business seem to invoke many more fears than simply changing careers (which […]

Ten Lessons Learned from Lucille Ball, Entrepreneur

As I got caught up on my reading this morning, I was amazed how many column inches, pixels (and a Google logo) were dedicated to what would have been Lucille Ball’s 100thbirthday.
The more I read, the more I was reminded that the Lucy we all loved (even my kids LOVE I Love Lucy reruns) was […]

Are Your Employees Satisfied?

9 Habits That Make Contagious Startup Leaders

Startups provide business leadership with new products, services, and new revenue models, but leadership startups can only be built by entrepreneurs who are leaders themselves, and incent leadership in the people around them. Leadership which incents other people to be leaders is called “contagious leadership.”
John Hersey, in his book “Creating Contagious Leadership,” describes nine required […]

12 Most Inspiring Blogs for New Entrepreneurs

So you’ve decided to spread your entrepreneurial wings. Good choice. Hard choice. Get ready for an adrenaline rush – and the need for a ton of inspiration.
Sometimes that inspiration will come from obvious sources: you, your team or your sphere of influence. Other times it may come from less obvious places like customers, your children […]

12 Survival Principles for Career and Business Success

“These are times that try men’s souls. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” – Thomas Paine, from The Crisis […]

How to Drive a Modern & Remote Workforce Toward Better Results

Let’s face the facts: As your company moves forward, you will need to adjust to managing a workforce that’s modern — and could quite possibly be made up of remote workers. As a manager, you can keep your workforce made up of Gen Y and remote workers driven by keeping a few things in mind:
Out […]

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You? Let’s Find Out!

There has been quite a lot said lately about how Gen Y has not only the interest, but the aptitude to take the entrepreneurial spirit to new highs.Websites and blogs have discussed numerous stories of 20-Somethings developing new products and services that will take the world by storm.  Of course, we know the rewards of […]