IT IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT: HOWEVER SUCCESSFUL YOU ARE OR WILL BE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR INPUT

“Your business, your work.” is it in you The Gatorade slogan above is asking the question of do you have what it takes. And that does not have to be sports, it can be anything in life. And since this is the month for business, I am asking do you have what it takes to make your business work over the long haul? Or better yet, what it becomes is solely up to the amount of work you put intoRead more

COMPETITION ON THE BLOCK: HOW TO OPERATE WHILE OTHERS THRIVE AROUND YOU

  “Their presence might help you.” you are not alone What do you do when you are opening a business where other competitors will be operating? That means you have to figure out a way to exist on the block with them. But how do you do this if the other businesses are more know? But the traffic from these businesses could actually aid in your business performing well. That is if you know what you are doing. If youRead more

KNOW WHAT TO DO: HOW TO OPERATE YOUR BUSINESS ON A DAILY

“Making moves.” daily grind When you are working in your business on a daily basis there are so many things that take place which make it hard for you to operate. There are these unexpected problems that will arise and how you respond to them will determine how well your business operates. People just think you build it, they show up, you make money, and that’s it. But you have to be able to harness skills to make yourself lastRead more

THEY CAN’T HANDLE IT: A NEW GENERATION TRYING TO FIT INTO THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE

“They can’t cope.” generation Y/Z There is a new generation that is used to being cuddled and told life is going to be great. Not used to being told they suck at something. And have known for everything to be very sensitive in our society. So what happens when this generation steps into a society that is completely opposite of what they are used to seeing and hearing? It’s going to be a culture shock to know there are notRead more

LITTLE GUY IN BIG SPACE: HOW TO COMPETE WITH SO MANY BIG BRANDS

“Working hard against the big boys.” trying to exist In a world where big business is finding more and more ways to control how does a small business stay in business? How do you exist where the brands that we all have come to know and love are the ones right next door to you? I see companies like Walmart come into my small town where I am from and completely remove small business out of the way. And whoRead more

BOSS STYLE: WHY THE CHANGE IN THE WAY BUSINESSMEN TODAY TEND TO DRESS

“Times change so does style.” suits and ties The traditional method of attire for any businessman has always been the suit and tie look. But if you’ve noticed over the recent years there has been a shift from the suit and tie look, to the bomber jacket, t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. And one of the reasons for this change has to do with the number of tech people becoming bosses. These are generally guys who don’t wear suits but styleRead more

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING: HOW TO PROMOTE YOURSELF IN THIS DIGITAL AGE

“Getting in the game.” change in times As you have noticed over the years, brick and mortar stores continue to close. And the reason they have such a hard time lasting in today’s society is because of the internet. The internet has made doing business offline such a hard task. And the reason being, you can get the same product/service for a cheaper price. And with so many Americans financially struggling, everyone is looking for a deal. Even people withRead more

SELF STARTER – SELF BUILT: DO YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE TO BUILD A BUSINESS

  “Growing it takes time; be ready.” doors open So many people have all these aspirations of opening their own business. But the reality of the time it takes to build is something that so many people do not want to invest in. Because in order to become successful, it’s not something you are going to open doors and do well overnight. You might be at it for five to ten or more years. Do you have the ability toRead more

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS: WHEN TO THROW IN THE TOWEL ON YOUR BUSINESS

“When to shut down.” closing time You look around your business and then you find that you are not receiving as much traction as you once did, or the fact that your business has not taken off yet. Now you must ask yourself the question of whether I should close shop. And this is something that a lot of business people find themselves asking on a daily basis. So what are the steps one must take when they realize thatRead more

I REFUSE YOUR BUSINESS: HOW THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT

“They are right when they’re right.” business etiquette When you open a business no matter what it is, there is a phrase that stands. And that phrase is that, “the customer is always right.” And you should remember that for as long as you are in business. But there are times where it doesn’t matter what the customer says, you should not accept their service. And that is tough when you and the customer know that the customer is right.Read more