In the new Western culture, almost every aspect of social life has become female rather than male-oriented. The topic of Sales is no different. Most sales seminars now focus on long-term relationship-building, which is wonderful for women-owned businesses, but might not make sense for others (i.e. males and highly project-oriented women). The current wisdom is to strongly resist any of … Continue reading Sales Techniques: Hunting, Gathering, and Sustainable Farming
I knew from the moment I opened Howard Behar's book that I would not find it amazing or life-changing. Fortunately, an Amazon buyer has picked it up, so I managed to at least make $1 or so on the resale. While it is surprising to know that some business owners wear their hearts on their … Continue reading Review: It’s Not About the Coffee
Today, a potential client named John Smith asked if I had written on ESL topics (English as a Second Language), and I replied that he'd just given me a great blogpost idea. You may regret the inspiration Mr. Smith, but it's too late now! Most Common Advantages of ESL Writers Most ESL writers are worried … Continue reading Editing for English as a Second Language (ESL)
The essence of Big Business - something isn't working right, so we have to brainstorm and implement some new plan to attract what we want. We will change who we are to get what we want in the end, because Who we are or Why doesn't matter. Keeping the game going, and building it as big as possible, IS the game.
5 Steps to making sure that your hard work won't be eaten by freeloaders. Small business owners shouldn't tolerate laziness or greed.
As a small business owner, what do you do when you run into a legal issue? https://www.flickr.com/photos/limaoscarjuliet/225249268/in/photostream/ [Note: I am not an attorney, so this blogpost OF COURSE does not constitute legal advice. It's just personal musings based on a 20-year fascination with the intricacies of the law. And thank you, Pawel Loj for allowing … Continue reading Small Business Issues: You are Your Own Legal Team
Saving money takes time and existing resources. Making money often takes both time and strategic investment of resources, but lasts longer.
Most people in the business world are not ogres, and they do genuinely believe that their insane requests are reasonable.
Tangible items - things you can see and feel and touch - hold our attention much better than intangibles. For instance, let's say that you have a mortgage, car loan, or a student loan that needs to be paid off. Essentially, every dollar that you spend on something frivolous could have been applied toward that … Continue reading Tangible vs Intangible: Why It’s Easier to Pay Bills Than Loan Debt
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