Valuable Lessons for Entrepreneurial First-Timers You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

Being an entrepreneur is exciting, but it’s definitely not risk-free. Entrepreneurs tend to take on a great deal of speculative risk, not really knowing if their bets will pay off. The hope is that those big bets will pay off and result in a huge profit for them, and their business partners or employees. Continue reading “Valuable Lessons for Entrepreneurial First-Timers You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way”

Lies, Lies and statistics…and data!

Over the past few years, there has been a trend with big business to gather enormous amounts of data. Where do they get all this information? How do they store it? What do they do with it? How safe is it? Data repositories hold billions of bits of information. Is there even a word for such a high number? Apparently there is. The words ‘exabytes’and ‘zettabytes’ get bandied around when people start discussing the amount of data being held. Can you imagine how much information is held by Google? Every time you do something on your computer, it’s remembered. Next time you surf the internet, little bits of info they have about you keeps popping up. Scary! Continue reading “Lies, Lies and statistics…and data!”

How to think like a marketer and sell like a superstar – interview with John Jantsch

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When I first started writing about small business marketing many years ago, one of the first people I heard about was John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing. John had a great reputation, a solid business and a well-respected and highly trafficked blog.

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THE BIGGEST DETERMINANT OF SUCCESS

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The biggest determinant of success is the level of commitment you have to being successful.

The Pros and Cons of a White Label Business

The term “white label” has its origins in the music industry, where record companies would send radio DJs records with blank, generic labels before they were released to the public. Today, the phrase is typically used to refer to instances where goods are produced by a company only to have another business rebrand them as their own. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of a White Label Business”

A look at Tiki Barber’s “Thuzio”

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For most people, Tiki Barber will forever be known for his exploits on the football field. The New York Giants running back holds the franchise record for most rushing yards and is a member of the exclusive 10,000 rushing yards club. However, he has also enjoyed plenty of success in the commercial world since hanging up his cleats in 2006.

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A Snapshot of the Asian Economy: Singapore

More than thousands of years ago the continent of Asia had the most developed economy in the world. In fact, more than two thirds of the world’s entire output depended on Asian countries. Of course, with the industrial revolution and the rise of the U.S. along with Western Europe, Asia suffered a great impact, bringing its output to only one fifth.

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