It's OK, at some point, every business owner feels it. It starts with a tightening of the chest. Then there's the ache in the pit of your stomach. And a fuzzy feeling in your head.
Why? It's almost payday and you're short on cash.
First, breathe. Stressing out won't put cash in the bank. Now, when you can see clearly, let's get started fixing the problem: Ask yourself this one
Entrepreneurs are an odd lot. We pursue a passion but end up with a business. Sure, launching a company seems like a good idea at first. We start with stars in our eyes, but end up married to the dreary demands of running a company.
If your business is not helping you pursue your dreams -- by generating both income and opportunity for you to do what you love -- then it's time for a bit of
The CEO of Gilt.com (an amazing luxury ecommerce company), Susan Lyne just revealed her vision of the future of "curated" commerce.
She describes why Gilt "curates" their site and shares 3 new rules for doing business online. That's great, but let's go further and just say it -- these 3 secrets apply to all businesses. Whether you sell online or otherwise, to attract and retain
Everybody loves to hate QuickBooks. Sure, it is the most complete small business accounting software, but sometimes that’s the problem. If you are simply looking to track hourly income and a few expenses, QuickBooks is too much of a good thing. (Read a great Quickbooks review here)
Why worry about double-entry accounting if what you really need is just to send and collect invoices? Now you
You know times are tough when you start spending your time on lawsuits to collect your invoices. Over the last two years, I’ve had to beg, borrow and yes, sue to collect money owed to me by foreign customers. It’s humiliating and a complete waste of time. But it’s also a fact of life: international accounts receivable demand a different collections strategy.
The Girl Scouts of America is learning an important business lesson this week, as a couple of pissed-off teenagers are jeopardizing their billion dollar cookie empire. It's a business lesson worth learning.
The problem? GSA preaches ecology and good stewardship of the planet, but each year it sells 198 million boxes of cookies made with apparent disregard for the rain forest and
After 10 seasons of watching American Idol, the endless Coke commercials and Ryan Seacrest jokes have paid off: I've gleaned great business wisdom from watching American Idol.
The idols, judges, and millions of wanna-be’s have taught me at least three things that every entrepreneur should know:
Idol Wisdom #1: It takes 6 months to make it big
Between Idol’s ‘Hollywood Week’ auditions
I've always wondered... what's the value of a Tweet?
Fortunately, someone far smarter than me has put pencil to paper and come up with a good guess. (Here's the whole story about the Value of Facebook Likes and Tweets, but I'll save you the click.) Here's the results:
So how do tweets get value?
When you send a Tweet (or push the "Like" button),
Evidently, AT&T has too many customers and wants a few of us to leave. At least, that's what it seemed like when I tried to help my brother upgrade his internet connection. Any one else have too many customers? I didn't think so.
... must be time for another Monday Rant.
This actually happened on Tuesday after Christmas, but I've been saving it up. Jim was hoping to begin streaming
Monday. Time for my Monday Rant. Today.... "Penalty-Based Pricing Models", or "Why Kessler Hotels Don't Want My Business". Are you ready?
I want you to think about your own pricing strategy when you read this. What do your prices communicate to your customers? Are you saying, "buy from me and you'll get more value than you paid for?" Or, as I found below, are your prices telling your