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So What? How to Elicit Benefits from Features

"So what?" is a lovely question.

Yeah, It IS Lonely At the Top

Sometimes when you run a business you feel as lonely as the Maytag repairman. Loneliness and isolation are very common problems for business owners. You sit at your desk wondering if you are steering your business in the right direction. When faced with a decision, you worry that you may be making a mistake or missing an opportunity. You get frustrated because you have no one to talk to about all the problems and decisions you have to make everyday. When you have a confidential matter you can?t discuss with employees, family members, or friends you suffer in silence because you don?t have an advisor to turn to. And unless your spouse is an MBA, he or she probably doesn?t have the answers you need either.

A Key to Success: Be Consistent

Over the years I heard the best way to learn something is to to teach it. Well, this week's topic, practicing consistent behavior, is definitely something I need to learn and practice more effectively.

Beating the Small Business Cash Flow Blues

Small business owners can relieve a lot of their own cash flow problems, according to Caroline Jordan, small business advisor and author. ?Small business owners have more control over their cash flow than they realize.? says Jordan.

Tell Me a Story: A Simple But Powerful Tool to Build Your Business

Everyone loves a good story. Whether it?s the story of your vacation to an exotic place, the story of how you met your spouse, or the story of your small business, people get drawn in and feel involved. Storytelling is as old as civilization itself.

The Care and Feeding of Your Small Business

While I was hard at work last week, an everyday drama was playing out in a hospital room in the next town. My niece was working on presenting me with a new great nephew. Tyler James came into the world Thursday afternoon, mother and child are both doing well. Naturally, I am able to discern at this early stage that the child is adorably cute, remarkably bright, and very advanced for his age. Takes after his Great Aunt, I?m sure.

Is It Recess Yet?! Confessions of a Self Employed Workaholic

I have a confession to make. My name is Caroline and I?m a workaholic. I try to pretend I don?t have a problem. I try to cover it up. But, in the end I?m faced with the cold hard truth that I am a person who works too much. I even tried to take work with me on my honeymoon! (I got busted!)

Small Business Success Tip: Learn Something New Everyday

Your grandfather probably told you to ?learn something new everyday?. Your grandfather was giving you advice that works for your small business as well as your own education.

6 of 1, Half Dozen of the Other

Motivational author and speaker Jim Rohn says that for a business to succeed it takes about ahalf dozen things. Of all the millions of things you do, it?s really that half dozen that count.

The Hidden Treasure in Your Business

I started working with another new client last week. He has been in business for about a year and a half. Yes, he has managed to make plenty of mistakes, like we all do. But, he has done something so very right that I thought I?d share it with you.

Hard Money Lenders -- No Money Down The Easy Way

Would it help you as a real estate investor to be able to "Close For Cash in Days," even if you're tapped out financially?

A Look at Small Business Incorporating in Florida

The choice to incorporate a small business in Florida has several advantages. Corporations are separate legal entities and, as such, the corporation rather than individual owners pay both the taxes and the liabilities. If you are thinking of running (or are currently running) a small business, incorporating in Florida might be a good idea because you would no longer held personally liable if your business suffered a downturn.

How the Humble Ice Cube Made Business History

Gather round while I tell you the story of Kennebec Ice. It's a story full of valuable business lessons even though it happened long ago.

Nevada Incorporation: The Advantages of Incorporating in Nevada

Incorporation in Nevada has become an attractive option for savvy business entrepreneurs, and for good reason. Nevada corporations enjoy many benefits just not available anywhere else. We will not only investigate why this is so, but you will also know what to be aware of when incorporating in Nevada, and how to avoid the most common first-time mistakes.

Business Valuation is Critical

What is Business Valuation? The term business valuation is the method by which the business worth is determined. This usually happens when the business is for sale, when the business is looking for extra funding from the banks, when the business is considering taking on extra investors, or where the business is looking at merging with another organisation.

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