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Eat a Live Frog Every Morning?

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There is common sense to the notion that the tasks  you most dread doing are the ones you should probably be doing first.  We don’t want to do the jobs that are hard and no fun. Nobody likes the jobs they aren’t good at or that scare them, so we avoid them and put them […]

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Questions You Need to Answer Before Starting a Business

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People are often so anxious to try out their idea for starting a business that they don’t think about what it really will take to fulfill their dream. Before you make the leap, sit down and do a self-assessment. Make a list of the things you love to do. It doesn’t matter what they are […]

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Succeed by Knowing Where to Focus

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Common sense says you can grow our business by looking for new markets and ideas. If you are struggling, then naturally you should look at the things that are going wrong or broken and fix them. Obvious, right?
Not so fast
Not necessarily so. Let’s look at the situation from the other side. What if instead of […]

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Solving Small Business Problems the Kaizen Way

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Running a business means you constantly run into all kinds of problems, both big and small, serious and time consuming, annoying and costly. The question is how do you tackle them? How do you know which ones to fix, ignore or band-aid over?
Kaizens Can Help
I learned about the power of the kaizen (rhymes with dry […]

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Enjoy Your Business

Most of the articles and blogs I read deal with problems and troubles people have with starting and running their businesses. Or there are articles about how to improve yourself and how you work. Find ways to work harder, be bigger, grow faster. Change this, do that. Seems like the whole Internet is build around […]

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What’s The Mission of a Mission Statement?

A mission statement is a handy thing to have for any type of small, home or micro business. Its job simply is to state what you are trying to do with your business. It looks at the here and now. It doesn’t get all dreamy eyed about hopes and aspirations, like a vision statement can. […]

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9 Ways To Be A Better Entrepreneur

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One common trait of successful entrepreneurs is that they are always seeking out new business ideas and sources of information and inspiration. They are constantly learning and trying to improve, and so should you.
Don’t think you are too old, too busy or too smart to learn some new tricks. That’s crazy. Take some time to look […]

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Stay Focused for Success

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If you don’t pay attention when driving, you can end up in the hospital or worse. All it takes is a moment to answer your phone or play with the radio and BAM!!! you’ve hit a cow. Why should it be any different running your business or your life?
What’s Your Brain Doing Right Now?
It’s probably […]

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Do You Know the Beast’s Five Secrets for Success?

I went  to hear composer Philip Glass speak collaboration and creativity expecting to learn about how he composes music for film. Instead I learned about some some important secrets for success in business. Here’s what is even wackier, the lessons come from the French surrealist Jean Cocteau’s  movie La Belle et le Bete , better as the Disney version Beauty […]

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