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Start a Business Online Howto 1 – Aim, Fire, Ready – Use Your Brain

Where Are You?

You are; 

...working very hard to make money with an online business and swinging the proverbial bat but missing the ball continuously.  You try wearing your hat on backwards, a different bat, different shoes, read another book, and the list goes on.  You are trying to follow the mantra:  "if at first you don't succeed, try... try again".

You are;

...looking for a job and not interested in an online business but are peeking here to consider options for income.

You are;

...sick, sick, sick... and tired of reading emails, blogs, online eBooks, articles and find that none of them have the answer... and yet each of them seem to know a piece of the puzzle.  You have heard an Internet marketer once say: "email them until they buy or they die" and the actions of many seem to confirm this.

You are:

...just starting.  Fresh, new... positive attitude with an open mind to the possibilities.

There are many more questions to consider in determining who you are and they are very important.

Topics: Free Software Planning Business Success Tips Personal Development

A Big Surprise for the New Entrepreneur

Congratulations on your decision to go into business for yourself! (Or maybe you are an idea away.) Not everyone has what it takes to follow their dream. Entrepreneurs are unique individuals. You have likely spent hours, months, even years planning.

You feel SO prepared.

Topics: Planning Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur

The Freedom Syndrome Test

Business ownership and being an entrepreneur is about “I am responsible”. At times, this is interpreted as “I have the total freedom to do what I want.”

Success stories rarely include major failures along the way, the proverbial blood spilled, families splitting, health failing and people harmed.  

The difficulties can be avoided if they did not have a syndrome that prioritizes theirr hunger for freedom.

My response to those wanting to start a business or become an entrepreneur "Avoid the Freedom Syndrome”

Topics: Paradigm Leadership Planning Entrepreneurship

How to Critique a Business & Grow Profits with Maria Marsala

Maria Marsala is the founder of Elevating Your Business, a business management company that focuses on helping independent financial and service industry professionals.  When you want to know more, dig deeper, and solve problems; you want to talk to someone who has not only a history but also walks the talk in the here and now.

Maria Marsala created a step-by-step program called "Corporate Secrets Marketing"TM.  Her concepts have been quoted regularly in prestigious media outlets including "Money" magazine, Jim Cramer's "The Street," and others.

Maria is a good person to reach out to.  So here we ask Maria how one can critique a business, improve profits, and keep confidence high during good times or bad.

Question:   What can a business owner do today to grow business faster?

Maria Marsala:   I'd love to have just one answer, but of course I don't. The "what" is different for each person who hires me because they are running their business differently than someone else.  What I can tell you is that when you are not winning in the way you would like to be, there are tried and true methods which can help.  You're not going to like the answer, so I'll hold off on telling you for a little bit longer.

Topics: Business Planning Planning Business Success Tips

Business Success Tips: 8 Ways to Grow Your Business Online

Who do I listen to
for business success tips? I listen to those who "do-it", who have "heart & soul" and those who overcome the obstacles.  I listen to those who not only look and sound like experts but have a track record.

Topics: Internet Marketing Planning Business Success Tips

Start a Business Online Howto 2 – The Crystal Ball – Who Controls Your Brain?

  • A new group was started:  "Hello, My name is Michael and I believe IMANUT."
  • Everyone will remind you that traffic is needed no matter what you do online.  
  • Have you taken a moment to write down a list of:  Your skills, your will power quotient and what it is you love?
  • Did you download the free software program called PersonalBrain?

Did you load the software Personal Brain mind map software (free) to organize your thoughts?  Not a requirement and new software takes time to learn.  I have a white board on my wall as well.  It works fine.

Topics: Business Success Free Software Planning