Give-to-Get and the Business Power of Cooperatives

Give-to-Get and the Business Power of Cooperatives In my article, Working with Charities, I expand on the fact that although most people do a good deed for the simple act of having helped, if examined further these types...

Separating Business and Personal

There's yet another old saying, that goes "never mix business and personal." While I don't one hundred percent agree with the statement, there are times when it's not necessarily in the best interests of your business to mix...

Contracts: Protect Yourself and Your Business

In the old days, things were a lot simpler. Coming to terms on an agreement was as simple as a handshake and giving your word, and in most cases, people stuck to it. Regrettably, those days are long...

Great Customer Service: A Key To Success

It's as inevitable as death and taxes: everyone reading this has, at one point or another, had to call in to a company's customer service line. You know the drill - get bounced around an automated system, push...

What Do You Want From Your Business?

I've spoken at length about "how" to start a business. That is, after all, the primary focus of this blog. But one thing I haven't really spoken about is "why." Not why you want to start your own...

Taking Care Of Your Business Relationships

In a very real sense, relationships are the fundamental building block of human society. It should come as no surprise, then, that when it comes to your business, the way you create and maintain your network of relationships...

Your Real Teachers

Who are your real teachers and what lessons did they teach you? You will need to read to the end to find who mine are. My philosophy is this: “Education is great, but don’t let it hold you...

Know The Risks – Why Businesses Fail

It's a fact of life - business is risky. It is virtually impossible to guarantee success with perfect certainty. There are simply too many variables to be able to plan for every eventuality. This is especially true for...

Diversify

When people think about earning an income, typically they think about having a job. And why not? That's what you're trained for throughout your educational years and onward into adulthood, and it's a system that has worked (for...

CoopCrowd – The World’s First Cooperative Crowdfunding System!

What is CoopCrowd? CoopCrowd is a proprietary platform that allows members to effectively donate or raise funds based on their needs. Unlike the multitude of other crowdfunding organizations that are available, CoopCrowd offers several distinct advantages that become...