Jun
27
2012

Managing Your Online Reputation Across Multiple Languages

Online Reputation

No matter where your business is based or what it does, you will always need to manage your online reputation. While developing an online brand offers the potential to grow into new countries, it also carries risks. Whether an entrepreneur or a brand manager, your customer relationships are on the line every time you publish web content. Are you saying the right thing to the right people? Are you engaging in the right way? Get it wrong and [...]

Aug
21
2012

Living As An Entrepreneur: A Tale Of Caution

caution

If someone asked you what it was like to live as an entrepreneur, what would be your response? As you think about the dream of becoming your own boss, what do you imagine it would be like in the beginning? How would you live? How do you think those who have succeeded at starting a business live in the beginning? These are important questions if you want to be realistic about your goals. In my [...]

Mar
18
2011

The DNA Of Customer Service: Part First

DNA

Why is it that the Ritz Carlton gives every employee the option to spend up to $2,000 to solve a customers problem? Why is it that Nordstrom will take back an item (like a spare tire!) that their store never sold? Why is it that Zappos will stay on the phone with a customer, as long as necessary, to resolve any problem? For example, you can call Zappos and tell them you need help with [...]

Jul
22
2011

5 Outstanding Entrepreneur Colleges In The US

college

While some argue that an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur at birth, it is still wise to add some tools to your arsenal as you evolve into a successful entrepreneur. This week we are looking at some of the top colleges to study entrepreneurship. Even though entrepreneurship has been around for a while, Joseph Schumpeter helped gain notoriety for the entrepreneur movement in the 1930′s. Only in the last 5-10 years has entrepreneurship see tremendous growth [...]

Feb
16
2011

10 Q’s With Corey Duvall – Stay Active Clinic And Crossfit Asheville

CFAVL

Corey Duvall of Stay Active Clinic and Crossfit Asheville is this weeks addition to our “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed at offering insight to our readers who are interested in the ‘Adventure’ of becoming: The Boss. Running two businesses might seem like a daunting task. Corey, however, does this with style. Being your own boss can require a lot of work, but as Corey says, “Work doesn’t feel like work [...]

Mar
30
2011

10 Q’s With Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen Cay Photography

Carmen M is an introvert. She’s also the owner/operator of her photography business: Carmen Cay Photography – which is based in Jacksonville, FL. All bias aside, her photographs are AMAZING! Check ‘em out – you’ll agree. Carmen’s charming story – coming out of her shell to build a socially present and successful business – is why we’re glad to be featuring her in this weeks: “10 Q’s With…”; our question and answer series that’s aimed [...]

May
6
2011

Entrepreneurial Lessons From Donald Trump & The US Execution Of Osama Bin Laden

Compass Pointing the Way to Business Opportunity

We live in the midst of historically unpredictable times. For some of us, these times arouse emotions of fear and uncertainty. For others – it’s excitement and opportunity. If we were to be completely honest with ourselves, the reality is likely a mixture of all of those emotions and so much more. If you listen to the news and to academic scholars, you’ll be caught up in a fear-based string of communication that might stifle [...]

May
9
2011

The Food Truck Frenzy With Beth Colla & Lake Street Creamery

Lake Street Creamery

The Food Truck Frenzy has arrived. To be honest it’s more of a subculture than a fad, really. You can literally search the web for any kind of food you can think of, throw in the words ‘food truck’, and you’re certain to find it already exists. So maybe that Thai Zucchini Pasta Food Truck hails from Austin, Texas and not from your town, but if you were to do a search of the city [...]

Mar
4
2011

5 Simple Steps In Gaining Value From Mistakes

Oops

It’s important to focus on success and to keep your energy driven in an optimistic direction. There’s also value in seeking out the wisdom of others; specifically in the area of MISTAKES! Think about it – why would you make the exact same mistake someone else just made?? Kinda insane… How much time do you spend assessing the mistakes of others and keeping that information in your entrepreneurial toolbox? There’s a mound of information out [...]

Mar
23
2011

10 Q’s With Onibalusi Bamidele Of YoungPrePro.com

youngprepro

“I am Onibalusi Bamidele a 17 year old Nigerian entrepreneur. I make a living online by blogging. I think what sets me apart is my motivation and passion for my blog and online business. I’m always ready to give it “whatever” it takes to succeed. For example: last year alone, I wrote over 300 guest posts promoting my blog while at the same time making sure my blog is constantly updated. As long as you [...]

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