Wednesday April 16, 2014
Is this the way you feel because there seem to be so many people selling products and/or services online similar to the ones your small business offers - without having even half the overhead you have as a bricks-and-mortar business?
Then you'll want to read this article about 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Online Businesses so you can start fighting back.
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Tuesday April 15, 2014
What would you do if your most popular products were suddenly as popular as typewriters?
Or if most of your customers suddenly lost their jobs all at once?
Bad economic times aren't necessarily something that you see coming for a long time, like low grey clouds on the horizon.
They can also be something that hits someplace like a tornado that no one saw coming.
And small businesses are much more vulnerable than bigger ones.
Read 7 Ways to Make Your Business Thrive in Tough Economic Times to learn how you can protect your small business.
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Monday April 14, 2014
Sunday April 13, 2014
"Being an entrepreneur is almost as much about giving things up as it is about getting things done. An entrepreneur does not enjoy as much family time as the average person. An entrepreneur does not play as much golf or engage in as many other leisure activities. A successful entrepreneur must constantly be thinking about the business and working toward objectives." - Ted Rogers, explaining his keys to success in an excerpt from his autobiography, Relentless: The True Story of the Man Behind Rogers Communications by Ted Rogers with Robert Brehl ("Five Easy Secrets", Maclean's, October 6, 2008)
If you're still wondering if starting a business is for you, you'll definitely want to mull over the quote above and read at least the rest of the Maclean's excerpt. What Ted Rogers says about being an entrepreneur will give you a real flavour of what being an entrepreneur is like.
You don't necessarily have to be as laser-focused or as much of a risktaker as Mr. Rogers, but you do have to be prepared to be commited to your business and willing to put in the necessary time to make it thrive.
Do you have what it takes? Take the Are You Ready to Start a Business? Quiz
and find out.
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