Entrepreneurship


Do you only associate innovation with those well-known products that changed the course of human history? We all can list “The Big Product Innovations”: the light bulb, telephone, airplane, Post-It-Notes, the Apple personal computer, and the iPhone. OK, maybe Post-It-Notes doesn’t really make the list of “Big Ones”, but I bet you still have some! In 380 BC, Plato wrote the following in his ancient book...

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It’s unsettling to know that we live in an age where more and more working-age people are choosing not to work in our American economy. In the current economic climate, some companies are indeed reducing their business development expectations and capabilities, and are focusing on simply maintaining their market share. The result is that there are fewer interesting and traditionally upwardly mobile jobs being created by our...

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Anna had been working for us for several weeks now, and it just wasn’t working out. The signs of team frustration were appearing again, and I felt that I was beginning to make excuses for our new team member. To be effective, management needs the trust of the team. When the team begins to feel that their leader is protecting and making excuses for a team member, that leader begins to lose the trust of the team members. It was very...

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We’re made to embrace rhythms. We thrive on routines. We look forward to annual celebrations with family and friends. We love our Christmas music with its themes of nostalgia, hope, and love. Our American marketplace reflects our cultural rhythms, and we’re witnessing that once again during our Christmas and New Years holidays. Other than retail, restaurants and entertainment, most non-essential business slows down to barely a...

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In a competitive marketplace, it is guaranteed that your company will face marketplace obstacles & threats in your drive to success, from both external and internal sources. A competitor is free to engage in competition with your company. At any time, they can step up their efforts to win over your clients to their company–and if your company has been successful, then this will be a certainty. Your employees are working for...

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When I was a franchise owner, I joined a mastermind group comprised of a dozen owners who dared to do better and wanted to achieve more profitability. This group, the Pacesetters, produced 8 consecutive franchise of the year winners and an equal number of million dollar sales recipients. Of course, our franchisor wanted to extend this kind of success throughout the franchise system, and believed that there was a personality profile...

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