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Ecommerce Resources for Entry-Level Entrepreneurs

This is a guest post from Gloria Martinez (see bio at the end) – thanks Gloria… Starting your own ecommerce business can be a great way to make your debut as an entrepreneur. Ecommerce typically carries very little risk, and when it pays off, it can do so on an impressive scale. Plus, due to […]

Business Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of what’s become a holiday classic. It’s a Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, a middle-aged man who in spite of working tirelessly in his family business experiences a calamity of events right before Christmas, that causes him to wish he would have never been born. […]

Is your Family Culture helping you win?

How would you describe your business environment? Is it professional and corporate? Is it warm and friendly? Is it a family? Or maybe you don’t really have a consistent environment and it depends on who’s around that day… I know lots of business owners who pride themselves on treating their employees like family (which often […]

Want to win? You should keep Score!

During a break in a meeting this past week, a proud father was talking about how much he has enjoyed following his now high school age son’s wrestling career.  One of the life lessons it taught his son from a very young age is there’s always a final score and it matters. There’s a winner […]

Want to grow your business? Then make more money…

There’s a dangerous myth out there that if you want to grow your business / sell more of your product or service a great way to do that is to lower your price.

Stuck in a rut? Maybe it’s time to challenge your processes!

For a business to grow, repeatable systems and processes are a foundational component for creating a scalable business. The business of franchising businesses would not exist without this model.  It’s not an accident that a Big Mac tastes the same no matter where you order it. Healthy or not, building a Big Mac is a […]