Entrepreneurs have fueled economies with their energy since the beginning of time. Humble tailors taking care of business in feudal times had similar challenges to the home-based website designers of today. Whether using a barter system or the currency of the day, tailors had to buy or create tools, get raw materials, and sell products and services. They had to pay bills, market goods, negotiate prices, fend off marauding rent seekers, clean the shop, and take out the garbage. And like the website designer, they somehow managed to outsmart competitors, and sell enough services to feed, cloth, and shelter themselves and their families. . . .Continue reading Dear Creative Entrepreneur
Depending on your priorities, family, fun, health and life style can be far more important criteria to consider before setting that grand opening date. Here are a few questions to help you determine if you’re cozying up to the right business. Read the full article.
One of the most agravating aspects of the business planning process is the black hole. As I hope we do a lot to eliminate black holes for our customers, I’m always amused when I discover ones I’ve created myself. So here goes… Last week while coaching a business planning group, Jerry asked the following question “How do I find free ezines to help me self-educate about my business?” I realized then that my simple (I thought) recommendation to “use free ezines to self-educate” was in fact generating one of the dreaded “black holes,” which usually means further explanation needed.
There are millions of ezines available via the Internet today, most of them free. It is easier than most people think to locate ezines. You are just a couple clicks away as you read this blog.
For example, suppose you are starting a dog training business and you wish to become more knowledgeable about the dog training business and the industry.
We suggest beginning your search at http://www.google.ca/ with simple keyword search. For this example, we’ve chosen to use dog training business ezine, but you can apply a similar string of words for your own business or industry category.
For us . . .Continue reading eZine Search Reveals Black Hole
What can I say… Awesome! This Amazon clip tells the story.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #7,148 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
#1 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Home Based #6 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > New Business Enterprises #50 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Entrepreneurship
A huge hearty thank you to all who have been promoting RiskBuster today. You are amazing!
It’s 11:00am and I’m so completely overwhelmed by the positive energy our amazing team of partners and friends are putting into the RiskBuster Book Launch.
I’m thrilled to report that the book just moments ago reached it’s highest ranking so far today… here is a clip from the Amazon page:
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #22,737 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
#7 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Home Based #29 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > New Business Enterprises
If you’ve been thinking about getting a copy of RiskBuster or if you’ve just clicked into this message and are wondering what’s going on, check it out at http://www.riskbuster.com/letter/riskbuster
Ok, I need to get a life.
Awesome! In my last post I waxed philosophical by comparing book marketing to getting a train turned around. The train just got it’s head pointed in the right direction.
I’ve been monitoring activities and noted some ebook sales at the RiskBuster site, folks
Half an hour ago the Amazon ranking was at #2,207,753, with no visibility in the categories.
At 7:00am it just popped up to #71,564 in Books overall and made the Best Seller List 2 of the categories…
#36 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Home Based #78 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > New Business Enterprises