SF by night

A really simple entry

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Gallery of the ages

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Mountains as far as you can see

Jazzy Jazz, music at its best

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cool gathering

A nice post

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Select from over 400 Wines

How to: Selecting the perfect wine

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Entrepid Business News and Headlines

Business Tips & News to “Startup” Your Workweek

 

Here’s a mixture of news and tips to “startup” your workweek . Learn how to Manage your workload, Crucial sales tips, Proximity and local marketing, Lessons from a female startup CEO, Blogging mistakes to lookout for and the One question every entrepreneur asks.

 


6 Steps to Managing Your Overwhelming Workload

6 Steps to Managing Your Overwhelming Workload

Entrepreneurs’ workload can often be massive, causing people to become stressed out. To get everything done (and not go crazy), here are a few…


Sales Coaching 2.0: Are You Missing These Crucial Sales Coaching Areas?

Sales Coaching 2.0: Are You Missing These Crucial Sales Coaching Areas?

People have been abuzz about Sales 2.0 for some time, and rightfully so. The world of sales has evolved. Prospects have become more product-savvy. Social media has transformed the landscape of selling. And mobile technology has made it easier for salespeople to connect with prospects and manage their sales activities….


The Future of Proximity & Micro-Location Marketing [Infographic]

The Future of Proximity & Micro-Location Marketing [Infographic]

See how micro-location marketing is delivering targeted mobile offers as buyers pass nearby stores and product-centric suggestions as they browse aisles.


What I learned in my first year as a female startup CEO

What I learned in my first year as a female startup CEO

I think the industry is really curious about this topic — almost so much so that we appear committed to proving how different (or perhaps difficult) it is to be a female CEO.


The Big Mistake Most Bloggers Make and 5 Tips on How to Fix It

The Big Mistake Most Bloggers Make and 5 Tips on How to Fix It

When it comes to online marketing you should drive traffic to your blog or website but there is a big mistake most bloggers make. Here are 5 tips to fix that


The One Question Every Entrepreneur Asks

The One Question Every Entrepreneur Asks

Sooner or later every entrepreneur, no matter what industry, wants to know the same thing.

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Top Business News of the Week (so far)

 


25 Essential Entrepreneur Resources 

25 Essential Entrepreneur Resources

Cut through the online clutter with our roundup of Web resources that every entrepreneur should know about.


Is Your Marketing Message Getting Muddled?

Is Your Marketing Message Getting Muddled?

When entrepreneurs formulate their marketing strategy, it is imperative to have a clear focal point while providing an authentic message.


8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

Save yourself some keystrokes and distraction with these handy Chrome extensions.


6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

6 Steps to Finding Your Twitter Audience

Use this step-by-step guide to find and connect with the people who want your content most.


What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Take the quiz to see which sort of ‘trep you are.

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A Purpose-Based Entrepreneurship Moment

This Purpose-based Entrepreneurship Reflection Moment is brought to you by The One Minute Entrepreneur.

A good life is built on strong, solid values such as integrity, love, honesty and purposeful work.

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Purpose-based entrepreneurship should encompass the qualities necessary to build a good life, but at times our purposeful work can strain the balance you aim to strike with your family, your faith-community and the quality time you spend by yourself.

 

 

Self-Reflect

 

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What are some ways you can ensure that you maintain a well-balanced life? While you reflect, be intentionally sensitive to the needs of your personal needs, your family and your faith-community as well as to your vision for your purpose-based entrepreneurship vision.

 

Be careful not to try and conform your “balance” to what’s right for someone else. Your balance may be considered an imbalance for another person.  A good rule of thumb is to determine if any one part of your life is being neglected as a whole.

 

Are You Positioned for Purpose for 2014?

  • Do you feel like you’re on a roller coaster when it comes to your business?
  • Not sure what’s really working when it comes to your marketing efforts?
  • Do you sometimes feel like you’re all over the place or don’t know what to focus on right now?
  • Are the challenges of entrepreneurship starting to take a toll on you personally?
  • Stuck trying to figure out how to even get started with your business idea?

 

Schedule your ON PURPOSE Strategy Session to start 2014 with clear direction.

 

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Why Small Businesses Fail

And why they don’t have to

There is something magical about starting a business. The fulfillment of creating a solution to a need that a number of people have and getting paid for it is pretty fantastic. So you start a company because you want to do this magical thing forever, but then you realize how necessary it is to become the e-Myth realized. When you launch a business you become so consumed with the business stuff that has to get done that you no longer have a ton of time to do the thing that made you go into business in the first place.

 

The “newness” of your business starts to wear off and the copious research and learning you (hopefully) did before-hand takes a backseat to executing all the crucial things that you need to get done. Before you know it, you’re spinning your wheels and you’re not even sure if the hours you spent working on this super important Facebook campaign plan is even the right thing to do right now.[frame style=”x-right” title=”” width=”324″ height=”324″ url=”http://www.e3campus.com/dev_main/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Getting-Started-with-Social-Media-A-Guide-for-Small-Business-Owners.png”][/frame]

 

Take a moment and ask yourself, in your excitement of launching your new (ad)venture, did you begin with first things first? Are you building on a solid foundation? Have you exhausted all possibilities of maybe what you think is a good idea really isn’t? Have you had your idea crushed and stomped on and kicked around enough to know that it’s resilient enough to withstand spousal doubt, Hurricane Katrina part II, Hurricane Sandy Super Storm part II, a Tsunami, a questionable economy, government shutdown number 107 and yet another dot com and or housing bubble burst? If yes, great! Do you know how big your company can grow and by when? Do you know if there are enough people on the earth who could feasibly be a paying customer and who actually want what you’re selling? Do you know how to find them? Do they know how to find you? How do you know?

 

If you think I’m trying to scare you, you’re absolutely right. According to the SBA, the number one reason businesses fail in the first five years is incompetence, or in other words, a lack of skills in one or more areas key to running a successful business. So knowing the feasibility of your concept and how it will actually make you money before you launch a business is critical to your not wasting money and time, your longevity as a business owner and your ability to buy food and other basic needs of a human.

 

Most people who launch businesses suffer from incompetence of some kind. Incompetence, or a lack of skill in a specific area, doesn’t mean you’re a complete idiot, it means you don’t know how to do a specific thing. For example, if you don’t know how to do accounting you’re incompetent as an accountant. If you’re clueless when it comes to web development, you’re an incompetent web developer. If you don’t know how to create a marketing strategy that gets proven results, you’re an incompetent marketer.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Unless you’re a jack of all trades, master at all things, you may suffer from incompetence in a key area that could sink your overall business; it’s almost to be expected. Oh that’s not you, you say? You’re sure you can figure most of this stuff out well enough to get by for now? Even if that is the case, there are but 24 hours in a day no matter how you spin it. Trying to focus on a bunch of moving parts leads to Trep A.D.D., no seriously, it’s a real thing. When an entrepreneur tries to focus on too much at once, she becomes distracted by the smallest things and this leads to getting absolutely nothing done.

Oh once again, that’s not you, you say? I won’t call your bluff, but let’s take a look at the numbers.

 

Why Small Businesses Fail?

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