Displaying posts published in

December 2009

A Novel Idea

There is not a single niche market for which there is no competition – and I challenge you, my readers, to show me an exception. If you can understand who your competition is, and how you and they differ from one another, then you’ll understand the being novel is not that important. What is important is to be as good as possible at whatever it is you do.

Fiscal Year End

December 31 in most countries (I would say all, but I know that if I do so, someone will point out that some country no one has heard of before doesn’t fall into this group) is the fiscal year end for individuals. That means, as an individual or as any non-incorporated entity, you close your […]

Holiday Season Activities

It’s a once-a-year opportunity to get ahead. What are you doing to help yourself for next year?

Readers Respond: Questions to Ask About Your Business

Recently, I wrote about various questions to keep asking your business, and asked my readers for their take on the questions, and suggestions for additional questions. Here is an extract of what they had to say. The list was actually a fair bit longer, with over 30 additional questions. What I provide here is a […]

Managing Accounts Receivable

How can you expand your business and manage cash flow at the same time? There are a few options available.

Where Does Money Come From?

Think big. Start small.

Investing and Saving

For the average person with some money to invest, a recession can be a golden opportunity. As the economy slows, prices of stocks fall across the board, even for companies not directly affected by the cause of the economic collapse. As a result, for those who can afford to do so, investing at this time […]

Are You Getting Ready To Succeed?

If you want to succeed, then you need to act now. If you keep waiting until all the risk has been removed, you may find that you’re left with nothing at all.