Working the Crowd: 4 Ways Influencers Help Build the Perfect Brand

Image by: Al Black By Mike Ventura “Once upon a time…” will always sell more than pie charts and spreadsheets. Give a customer a taste of courage, paint the picture and take them to the places where your business is giving back. Written in the words of your mission statement are the ingredients of the…

Beer-Pouring Robot?! Yes, Please!

By Richard K. Noots So, leave it to a German to finally invent a beer-pouring robot. That’s right! A mere man sensed the plight of beers being poured in an imperfect manner, so he created a way to have the perfect beer pour every time! Of course, when we’re slave to our robot masters, I…

4 Principals for Building Lasting Relationships in Business

Image by: darkday By Mike Ventura By now you probably have had a few experiences in the business world that you would rather forget.  Whether it was a shady business partner, a horrendous boss, obnoxious co workers, lazy employees, or rude customers I know the list for undesirables is a long one.  But in all…

Just a Quick Video to Remind You That You Can Do Anything!

By Richard K. Noots Scott Reardon is a man who never let the world overcome his love of running. This video is just a quick demonstration of what he is capable of, but it should be more than enough to make you think. When you feel discouraged in life, the only person who can really…

5 Toxic Decisions to Avoid When First Starting a Business

Image by: Brandon Grasley By: Giovanni Fields There’s only so much preparation we can do when taking the plunge into something new and in unfamiliar territory. No matter how much research or planning you do, or advice you get before opening your business, there will always be those things that pop up that you never accounted for that just completely…

Trouble in the Trenches? 4 Traits You Need to Polish to Be a Better Entrepreneur

Image by: Eric Schmidt By: Giovanni Fields Being an entrepreneur is akin to converting to a religion. You start off small and wide eyed at the bottom ranks until over time you slowly start to gain knowledge, experience and the fortitude necessary to withstand all the hardships that you are destined to encounter. And as an entrepreneur, there will…

6 Simple & Effective Ways to Lure In New Customers to Your Website

Image by: Amit Agarwal By: Giovanni Fields So you spent the long grueling hours constructing your website and nursing it to life…? That’s great! But the problem is your site is probably as desolate as a stoplight in an abandoned city. It may be frustrating at first having little or no traffic to monitor, but…

5 Important Consumer Trends That Could Influence Your Small Business Ideas

Image by: DC Central Kitchen By Michael Sterling 2013 has seen a lot of small business trends that have created a plethora of opportunities for entrepreneurs. With so many ways of communication, consumers have a much louder voice. They’re not just “people who buy products” anymore. They make it clear which businesses are worth their…