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  There are countless new businesses opening daily.I live in Georgia, which was once again ranked the #1 place to start a business in the country(WOOHOO!).But there is no hiding the fact that 96% (YIKES!) of businesses fail within ten years of starting. Given such grim statistics one would wonder why even bother becoming a…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Having a Fling or a Commitment?

  After giving a presentation to a group of business owners last week, I was not surprised to find that some entrepreneurs attending had thriving, prosperous businesses while others were struggling just to make ends meet. There are a few obvious red flags that separate the successes from the ones struggling and if you are…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Who Needs Glasses?

Most entrepreneurs dream big dreams and have great visions for their business.I think that is wonderful and wouldn’t want it any other way.I love to work with entrepreneurs who don’t give up after a setback and are committed to making their business a success. But sometimes entrepreneurs miss the details and the subtleties that impact…

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Everyone Goofs even Smart Business Owners

  Did you watch the Academy Awards a few nights ago? Everyone is talking about how unfortunate it was to have announced the wrong winner for the Best Picture. It was unfortunate, but certainly not devastating, because everyone goofs sometime. Of course, no one wants to wear egg on their face in public but I…

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Damage Control for Your Business

  No, I’m not planning to talk about the recent political fallout. I’m talking about the type of Damage Control needed when a business looks more like a sinking ship. Please don’t get me wrong. Nobody plans a wreck. No one wants to cause damage but sometimes it happens and when it does if you…

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When Your Selling isn’t Gelling

  You’re really NOT in a productive business if you are not selling anything. Even a not for profit, must “sell” it’s benefits to contributors in order to fund raise. For any business, whether with a product or service, to be successful it must make sales and when that selling isn’t gelling, there is a…

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When The Seat of Your Pants Is Ineffective

  We can learn a lot of things by the seat of our pants. If you sit around a with a group of people playing bridge and start to play, you might be able to pick up the game after awhile or maybe you want to try to learn to ice skate. You can put…

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Everyone at some point has a dream. For many that dream is to start their own business. But, statistics show that less than 36% of people with that dream actually go through the steps to earn their living as an entrepreneur. Seems like a lot of people talk about their dream but that talk really…

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One of my friends decided a few years back she was tired of not seeing the beautiful blooms in her yard that all the neighbors had. Armed with bulbs and seeds ordered from a gardening catelog and every tool imaginable from the local landscaping center, she set out to get her garden going. Midway through…

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Does Your Business Fit In or Stand Out?

One of the most frequent questions I get from business owners who work with me is, ” How can I get more sales?” What they really don’t know however is whether they want to grow their sales by fitting in or standing out. This is a legitimate question because a business that is not selling…

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