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Knowing The Law

You hear about it almost every day. Another company faced with a multi-million dollar lawsuit, brought forth by a former customer or employee. Another business owner facing charges for illegal practices (more often knowingly than not). Now fortunately, as a small business, your chances of being waylaid with a gigantic seven figure lawsuit are extremely […]
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Finding Your Inspiration

I want to tell you all a story. A long, long time ago there was a man. This man was, much like all of us, a very highly motivated and driven individual. He worked unbelievably hard at everything he did. His goal was simple: to push the boundaries in everything he did. More than that. […]
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Make The Most of Your Social Media Accounts

Social media is the single fastest growing method of staying connected with your client base. In today’s ultra-connected world, there is no better way to link up with your clients, providing them with useful information, and getting immediate feedback in return. But you know this already, I’ve written about it before. If you’ve been following […]
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Black Friday: Why It’s Good For All Businesses

For all of our American friends, let me start off by saying a belated happy Thanksgiving to you all! Thanksgiving being yesterday means today is one of the most important days for retailers in the US (and now in Canada), Black Friday. Traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year in the US, today is […]
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving! And don’t forget to have PIE with your turkey; we’re having a 55% off special for you as we kick off the holiday season. Have a great holiday! ♥
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Choosing Your Product: Identify A Need

So you’ve decided to step out of the 9-5 world and take your first step on your path to PIE. You’re motivated. You’re focused. You feel ready for anything. You’re Muhammad Ali, and the world is Sonny Liston. You have a plan. You have a goal. You have absolutely no idea what you’re going to […]
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Staying Organized

I want you all to think about a hypothetical situation. For some reason, the government has decided they want to audit your business. They want to see sales reports, payroll, the whole nine yards. There’s just one problem. All these necessary reports are scattered about your home office, strewn haphazardly across multiple areas on multiple […]
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Work All The Time (But Not Really)

If you’re the kind of person who is interested in running your own business, there’s no doubt you’re a proactive, motivated self-starter. After all, here you are putting in the time to do your own research and get a better understanding of the nature of the business. It is a hallmark of the self-starter mindset […]
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Practice Makes Permanent

We’ve all heard the cliche “practice makes perfect”. And it can, if you’re doing it right. But it’s not necessarily going to make things perfect. In fact, it might not be helping you at all. Consider a golf swing. You can work on it over and over, day after day, but if you’re simply replicating […]
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Scalability

We’ve talked before about the need to build your company out so that you’re doing more earning, and less working. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a business venture that will quickly get you where you want to be is the notion of scalability. Originally an electronics term, scalability is the capacity […]
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