Getting an Advisor

Getting an Advisor

When you’re starting a business, people often talk about how important your first hire is.  And they’re absolutely right.  But hiring your first advisor is a huge, arguably even bigger, step.  Among other things, a good advisor is able to assist with strategy,...
Marketing on a Budget

Marketing on a Budget

If you operate an online business and want it to grow (and let’s face it, which business owner doesn’t want that?), then that requires a marketing strategy.  But focusing on a bad marketing strategy does nothing but drains your money and resources for nothing.  To...
Negotiating and You

Negotiating and You

When it comes to negotiation, it’s often easy to just think of yourself and not direct about what it is you actually want.  But I recently came across an article by Gary Vaynerchuk that talks about his style of negotiation; according to him, the most successful...
Business Lessons From Coach Wooden

Business Lessons From Coach Wooden

UCLA basketball coach John Wooden shares a fascinating story in his autobiography.  Before the start of each season, the coach would time to personally show his players how to properly put on socks with meticulous detail, then check to make sure there weren’t any...
What to Know About Title 3

What to Know About Title 3

On May 16, just a week away, a new type of crowdfunding will be starting for entrepreneurs.  In traditional crowdfunding, and individual contributes money to a business in exchange for a gift.  Equity crowdfunding is where entrepreneurs sell pieces of their companies....