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My Business and Homemade Liqueur

Sunday evening I decanted a couple bottles of coffee liqueur which I had made several months earlier. It’s been 18 months since I made my first batch, and I reflected on the fact that my business is quite similar to the process of making a bottle of homemade liqueur. Experiment First, there’s the fact that […]

Waiting for a Break

We aren’t all so unlucky as to lose our jobs, forcing us to work hard for our success. We won’t all be so lucky as to have someone drop $100,000 in our laps to try to build our latest idea into a business. But we all have the ability to just work hard at creating a solid product that fills a need, and if we focus on that, our success will be that much sweeter.

Lessons from Aircraft Carriers

If you watch a movie involving aircraft carriers, you may have noticed this. On the carrier, the crew are wearing different colored jackets. Some of the crew are wearing blue, others yellow, others gray. Watching more closely, you’ll notice that each crew member interacts almost exclusively with other crew members wearing the same colored jacket […]

Five Stories – One Lesson

The finale for Season 5 of Dragons’ Den was devoted to the 5 constant figures in the Den, the five Dragons. The show was titled Path to Riches and went through the story of how each Dragon reached their current success. What was especially fascinating about the show was that while discussing 5 unique stories, […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Goals for 2010

It’s that time of year again. With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about where you’re going in life, whether that be personal, professional, or any other aspect of your life. Many people make New Year’s resolutions, but how many of you actually follow through on those resolutions? What I did last year […]