10 Quotes Entrepreneurs should Take to Heart

Great people often convey such valuable messages and teachings in a line that ordinary people can’t convey such messages in their life. These lines are inspirational, visionary and are written / said after years of experience by these people. If we, as entrepreneurs, understand and implement these teachings in our lives, then we’ll definitely be successful. Here’s a list of our personal favorite quotes said by some of the biggest names in the world; let’s analyze each of them closely. 1. I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways of doing it – Thomas Edison Thomas Edison was...

Treating Employees Like Gold Will Help You Sustain Your Business

Without a doubt, the most important asset of your company is your people. There are no second thoughts about it. When Bill Gates established Microsoft, his major focus was on two things – first hiring absolute world class people; second making them create the world’s best software. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple when it was on the verge of bankruptcy, the first thing he did was to retain the best talent. That’s what you also got to do when it comes to treating your employees. Listed below are some tips to treating your employees well and getting the best...

6 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time

Entrepreneurs have always existed. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison, some entrepreneurs had such amazing vision that they changed the world. Literally! A lot of people these days wonder, who are the top entrepreneurs of our time; well, here is our list of our best entrepreneurs of the modern day from whom… We can learn a lot. Check it out… Steve Jobs Known for his intuitive ability to identify patterns and potential business markets, Steve Jobs is the first person on our list. Steve is considered as a pioneer in revolutionalizing entire tech industry by introducing GUI and Mouse in...

5 Steps Businesses should take to Avoid Bankruptcy

Businesses have come under increased pressure during the past couple of years as the economy continues to show signs of deterioration. But as interest rates increase and savings rates continue to be less and less rewarding, many companies are struggling to compete with the bigger, more stable competition. As debt mounts up, people inclined to bury their heads in the sand and hope that the problem will go away. However, hitting it head on will prove far more effective than ignoring it. Many people assume that creditors will file for bankruptcy against an individual or company if debts are not...

7 Steps to Building a Business Brand Like Apple

Apple is huge. In fact, it is one of the biggest companies in the world. But how did it become so big? A company that was once on the brink of bankruptcy witnessed such rapid growth that it is quite impossible to believe. If you’re running a business and are aiming to build a brand like Apple, then you ought to follow these 7 steps that I have found that made their business successful. 1. Focus Focus is what gets you clarity in your decisions. And clarity one of the most important aspects of building a successful business. The reason...

Hiring a Small Business Accountant

The relationship a small business owner forms with their accountant is an important one. A solid financial backbone will prepare any growing business for rapid expansion and the risks associated with it. So what should a small business owner look for in a small business accountant? Availability This doesn’t necessarily mean your accountants business hours but how quickly they can respond to your queries. Check the promotional blurb on the company’s website for any “24-hour reply” promises and so on… Accountants will rarely promise services they cannot deliver but by the same token they are under no obligation to offer...

3 Traits that Engage Customers

It is easy to talk to people about your products, but it can be challenging to get them to listen. Most consumers are bombarded every day by messages from companies that are trying to sell them something. As a result, there are many efforts to make a sale that fall on disinterested ears. How can you make someone want to listen up? You have to engage them. There is not one way to engage customers. The dynamic between a business and its customers varies from one business to the next. In many cases, companies rely on extensive market research to...

7 Proven Productivity Tips for Every Aspiring Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur – we all have associated this word with ourselves if we try to create our own path to success. But what defines an Entrepreneur? And what is the meaning of ‘definition?’ A definition is given by bringing together the qualities of that particular word. In the case of an entrepreneur, there are unique qualities which are brought together and form the word. If you lack any of these qualities, then you dissolve the word Entrepreneur and over time you are tagged as a wantrepreneur – someone who wanted or wants to be an Entrepreneur but never can or...

Identifying Promising Land for Future Establishments

Business is not a one man show. Business is exchange of commodities for money. Business is vast and has a lot of opportunities. And for turning these opportunities into profits, one need to find a place that will be most useful to the business, from transport to customer inflow. The mistake new businesses usually commit is that they establish their businesses in locations which are not suitable for their kind of business. Selecting a land which does not provide proper water, electricity, and transport facilities, which is surrounded by a public which does not appreciate that particular type of business,...

6 (Multi-Billion Dollar) Business Building Lessons I Learnt from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, even though he isn’t with us anymore, has left a mark in this world, especially on those who want to go against the public flow, against the daily dose of orders, against the boring and monotonous work related ideas. The ideals of Steve Jobs have been the cornerstone for many aspiring Entrepreneurs. He has always been a voice of the creative minded. Everything he did, he gave utmost importance to style. Be it his products, graphics, fonts or his way of organizing things, he did it all with style. His thinking is that while giving preference to matter,...

How to Exchange Currencies at The Best Rates for Your Business

In this guest post I’d like to share some tips to help your maximize your exchange rate, when you change currencies for your business. If you’ve spent any time at all watching the exchange rates, you’ll already know that predicting the rates is not that different to gambling. There are so many countless factors influencing the markets at any one time, guessing right which way things are going to go is as much about luck as skill. For instance, right now things affecting the US dollar are as diverse as: the Republican presidential nomination, improving US auto-sales, the likelihood that...

Grabbing funds during Market Meltdowns: Some magical tips

The unpredictable nature of markets can perplex even the smartest of brains, doubting the basic ethics which are significant to its functioning. Just when you get accustomed and attuned to the happenings around, there is an abrupt u-turn countering your judgment. Making hay when the sun shines seems to be the best policy, but what actually seems obligatory is making hay even when the sun does not shine. You live in a practical world where you are uncertain of the next moment’s state of affairs. But that does not mean that you refrain from the zeal to place your ambition...

The Difference Between a Businessman and a Super Businessman

The difference between a Businessman and a Super Businessman is the same as the difference between a snail and a rabbit. While businessmen are slow, super businessmen are fast. A businessman is like a wantrepreneur, he has ideas in his head but he lacks the in-depth vision and often fails to execute them. Whereas, a super businessman is like a true entrepreneur, he broadens his scope, researches and creates his own path of success without waiting in hope for customers and partnerships. A super businessman has more than just money on his mind; he strives to add the star of...

Are You an Entrepreneur or a Wantrepreneur

The difference between an Entrepreneur and a Wantrepreneur is like celestial and earthly opposites. An entrepreneur is an individual of positivity while a Wantrepreneur is a seeker of this positivity. Let’s analyze each of them closely: What is an Entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is an individual who is self reliant. Through this highly optimistic self reliance, he combines a number of different tools and utilizes them to form a single entity, a new franchise, of which he is the think tank and in most cases the owner or the majority share. An entrepreneur is a knight of the business community. Like...

How to Truly Create Passive Income

Passive income is money that comes flowing to you without you having to put too much labor into it. There are hundreds of ways to create passive income, some more simple than others. No matter what type of passive income you determine is right for you, it will always come with an initial investment of time or money. Remember that you need to have patience if you are using stocks, real estate, or a new business as a passive income stream, the money isn’t going to come rolling in overnight. How I Plan To Do It For example, I have...

Crisis Management for your Brand: Steps to Rebuild It

Brands can easily and quickly find themselves in a crisis situation, owing to either the products going out of style or not meeting the market expectations. One other reason of this could be industrial slack as well. Research shows that people have a habit of talking about their bad experiences with others. Digital media is now playing a very important role in creating and breaking brand perceptions. The increased usage of the internet on the mobile phone has enabled the consumers to be more vocal about their choices on social platforms. They are even talking to the brands directly, about...

Keep your Competitive Edge over the Competition

To stay successful in the business world you need to have an edge over your competition. And, you need to keep that edge, always. This means that you need to have a clear idea of the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors. Only when you have this information can you make better informed decisions on which directions to take your own business. Identify Other’s Mistakes A smart person learns from their mistakes, but a wise person learns from other’s mistakes. When you have a competitive edge in business it means that you have learned from other’s mistakes. Hopefully some of...

Social Media Strategy Implementation

It doesn’t matter what kind of business you own, if you are not using social media as a way to market your business, you are missing out. Social media is a way to get noticed, get attention, and get the word out that your business is a force to be reckoned with. Of course, just like with any other marketing program or business strategy there are certain dos and don’ts that you want to take into consideration. Don’t Post Something You Will Regret Later – Keep in mind that anything you post online is out there forever. Just because you...

Effectively Building a Winning Brand

Creating a winning brand for your business isn’t going to happen overnight. Brand recognition takes time and dedication to develop. You have to be willing to do the work and stay impeccable with your business practices. Obviously, the first, and most important, step is to come up with a unique brand name and a creative logo. Take your time through this process. Find something easy to remember, unique, and something that will cause curiosity. That is just the first step and what you do from there is really going to determine how successful your brand can be. When creating buzz...

Don’t Just Make Money; Kill Two Birds with One Stone

In today’s shaky economic climate you might be looking for extra ways to make money. Scratch that, I bet that you are looking for ways to make money. Everyone can always benefit from more money coming into their bank accounts. And that’s great, but no doubt you have heard the saying: work smart not hard. It’s actually not a bad idea to do both. The best ways to make money are by doing things that will also help you to become more financially or business savvy. Having a garage sale can help you to make some quick cash, and get...

Successful Marketing Could Mean Business Success

Marketing your business is an important part of being successful, but no single marketing strategy works for every business out there. It’s important to be smart and savvy when picking out marketing strategies for your business, no matter what your niche happens to be. You need to come up with multiple ways to reach your target customers and get them coming to you. Here is a listing of some of the best ways to market your business. Try a few on for size and see how they work for your business. If something works, keep doing it. If something doesn’t...

Treating Your Business as if it is Your Own Life

Just like a human being, businesses take time to develop and flourish. When a human being starts out in the world they don’t really know what’s going on and they have to have help to get them through challenging times. As a human being grows and matures, they start to learn what the best things are for them and, alternatively, what doesn’t work for them. Humans learn from making mistakes and getting back up to try again. Humans get exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to have a healthy body. All of these things are exactly the same...

When is the Right Time to Launch a Start-Up Business?

Starting your own business is a big investment. New business owners find themselves spending their time and energy, not to mention money, on making their business work for them. The work can be exhausting, but it is also incredibly rewarding and the long term benefits of building a successful business are very exciting. If you are going to work hard, investing time and money into something, you might as well plan things so you are the beneficiary of all that investment. It may be that right now is the perfect time to start a business. For many people, now is...

Come Out, Come out Wherever You Are: Finding and Keeping the Perfect Tenant

Property owners will all agree; the right tenant renting your property can make a huge difference. You want someone who will take care of the property as if it was their own, someone who will report damage or problems promptly, and someone who wants to stay for a long time. Most things that landlords look for in a tenant are hard to judge upon meeting the first time. Only time will tell whether a new tenant will respect the neighbors and be able to pay rent regularly every month for as long as they live on your property. Naturally, all...