Category Archives: self-employment

The Network

Whether you are in business, starting a business, or looking for employment, you need a network. If you are in business, you need a network that will tell you what competitors have emerged from the woodwork and what they are … Continue reading

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Practice

I saw an acapella group the other evening called Countermeasure.  Absolutely amazing what the human voice can master, sounding like a full orchestral accompaniment!  What the audience saw was the result of 10 years work and constant practice. While they … Continue reading

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Health in the Business

There are always lots of books, articles and blogs about ‘Health of the Business’.  But for the entrepreneur who works alone a major concern is ‘Health in the Business’.  If the entrepreneur gets sick or injured, how does the business … Continue reading

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Pursuing the Target Market

The one thing I love about new entrepreneurs is their enthusiasm.  Most will overestimate their sales forecast and underestimate the difficulty in dealing in their target market. The difficulty is in knowing how to promote the product or service to … Continue reading

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What Does it Take?

What does it take to attract and retain customers or clients? Attraction is perceived or real value to the person who is seeking the service or product.  That varies a great deal to those who seek.  It varies a great … Continue reading

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What Cash Flow?

By not doing a business plan with a well thought out cash flow projection, many otherwise good business ideas fail early in the game.  Even a simple business such as lawn mowing needs to give thought to their cash flow … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

You have an idea.  You envision a need.  What more do you need in order to become a successful entrepreneur? The idea or ‘spark’ is important and usually begins with the identification of an opportunity or need.  For many entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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