Friday, December 30, 2011

Small Business Ideas | 2012 Small Business Trends to Watch

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The next decade will bring unprecedented business transformation.  Whether it's the new global economy, technology, social media or the influence of emerging economies; one thing is clear…this is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time to be in business.  Read More…

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Small Business Ideas | Getting New Customers with "Case Studies"

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Case Studies have the quality of showing “real-life” scenarios, rather than just a marketing pitch.  They can highlight real examples of how your company solved a customer’s problem.  They can also demonstrate to a potential prospect, how they can benefit from using your services and/or products.  Read More

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Small Business Ideas | Why Nations "Need" Entrepreneurs

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New firms produce the most net jobs and net wealth in any economy.  New firms in the U.S. create about 3 million jobs per year.  America and the world will, as long as human beings walk this planet, need:  Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Small Business Ideas | Getting the "Story" Right

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The single best indicator of whether a country is going to grow or not is the number of new firms that are created every year.  That is a very powerful statistic.  This is a compelling reason to start a business.  BUT, If you don't get the "Story" right...You'll get the "Solution" wrong!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Small Business Ideas | What is Business "Vision"?

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Having a "Vision" is solving a problem no one else sees.  Startups solve problems no one else sees.  Some great "Visions" are held down by the word "can't".  Startups make sure these problems see the light of day.  Read More...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Small Business Ideas | Using a Hypothesis to Start a Business

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The old days of building a product, creating financial targets, writing a business plan, rolling out your product and crossing your fingers it will succeed…are long gone.  The new business model calls for a hypothesis, then experimenting with a minimum viable product, testing, measuring and learning.  The goal is to pivot as many times as necessary until the right business model is found.  Only then, a company is rolled out.  Read more...