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4 Simple Ways To Accept Payments For Your Test Product Or Service

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I'm in the line at Starbucks with my client and he's on the phone with one of his mentors. Does she have all the account details?" my client asks.

3 Costs Your Retail Start-up Should Avoid Paying

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Today I wanted to focus on the thing that most retail business owners miss during the excitement of launching a new business. Costs. Don't Pay Rent.

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Getting A Mentor

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I had a strategy session with a business start-up owner a few months ago. We started on the conversation of getting a mentor. She sighs on the phone.

The Guessing Game? Trying To Figure Out Business Plan Projections

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Today I talked to law students and future Lawyerpreneurs about start-up business planning. He inquired. That's the key. Be Aware of Industry Trends.

How To Sell Your Tech Startup

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You could start by following the example of startup founders who have been there, done that. Pyra Labs (A.K.A. bottom-up document. Whiteboards.

Start-up Tips From 'Start-Up BizTalk'

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First I would like to start with a drum roll. For those of you who have just started following this blog, StartupBizTalk was my first blog. We'll see.

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I"ll Teach You How To Start A Business With The Bare Minimum

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Hello StartupBiz Talkers! More details to come on that later) In the meantime, I wanted to share a useful Ebook with you. For now, read and enjoy!

How To Push For Cash When You're In The Service Business

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One of the well-known cons to owning a service business is that your business depends on your work in order to receive money. What Do You Do?

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Does Lending Club's $25 Million Late Stage Funding Solidify The State of Business Funding?

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Ir's only fair that a peer-to-peer lending site gets the money it needs to get other people the money they need, don't you think? Why now?

3 Reasons Why You Need a Cash Flow Statement

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So you're planning a new business and wondering, why a Cash Flow Statement? Know how much you can possibly get in vs. how much you will pay out.

Don't Hate The Business Plan When You Don't Hate The Business!

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"I don't need a business plan, I've started TEN businesses!" "I don't need a plan, I just need to get to work on my business!" "A business plan?!" Smirk. "I just need a customer and I'm IN business!" Business plans are useless and just crappy documents!" I can go on and on about the business plan sentiments I hear frequently. They amuse me.

From Reading to Writing to Speaking; Create your Business "First"

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Since age five, I've been an avid reader. At least this is what my mom tells me. remember graduating at the top of my class from kindergarten and being given a book of fairy tales from the teachers. friends had no idea.

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When Business Remodeling Becomes Necessary For Your Startup

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This month, the theme has been: business remodeling. Oftentimes, most business owners portray hesitancy when it comes to a remodel.

Start-Up Business Tip For The Week: A Website With Answers

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The tons of questions you sometimes have, can most likely be answered by going to this website: Business.Gov This is a great tool for a number of reasons: It gives you a link to federal mandates and/or resources for small businesses It provides you with state requirements for your business. It provides you with grant and funding information.

Do You Feel Inferior To Your Dream?

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"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? We are all meant to shine.And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others. This is because you don't want your light to outshine their light. don't.

As A Result of What Your Business Does.Blank Happens.

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This week, I've been in Atlanta for Black Enterprise's Entrepreneur Conference. Motivational Speaker, Business Coach, and Best-Selling Author, Liss Nichols talked about "thinking big" in business and creating new clients by having what she calls a SNAP method. Super N-Networking A-At Accelerated P-Pace Simple meaning--win people over immediately.

Your Business Purpose

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I had a discussion today with a potential client about the definition of purpose. Purpose and passion--you hear those words used often that sometimes you drown out the words. Although they're both meaningful terms, they have the tendency to sometimes leave some people feeling confused. So what is purpose in business? Don't apologize for it. Own it.

Excerpt from My New Book; A Different Business

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If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you've noticed me mention a few times that I'm writing a book! can't sit still about it because it's a step forward to the dream I've had for ages--to be an author. I've mentioned it briefly in my post, From Reading to Writing to Speaking and in more details in this earlier post, My New Book. It still is.

6 Essential Tips for Planning Your Business

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It seems like this week was an influx of start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs for my business. I met with a more than usual amount of prospects considering writing business plans for the transition from home to business location, or from job to business. Since the conversations were so similar, halfway through the week I noticed the repetition.

Get Creative and Get Paid

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Start-up businesses are finding interesting ways to keep money coming and it's time for you to think creative. For instance, I read about a couple in Palo Alto who started a business and used their wedding to raise money for their start-up. Instead of a wedding registry, they used a start-up registry. One of the things I needed was barbeque sauce.

Think Inside the Box; Grow Your Business with what you already have

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A client asked me the other day, "as a banker, what was the key advice you would give your small business clients who wanted to grow?" I replied, "Cross sell, cross sell, cross sell."Cross Cross selling is my version of thinking "inside your box." What do you already have that you're not taking advantage of?

The Female Entrepreneur & Business Financials

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This week I had the honor to speak on the topic of business financials at a panel discussion held by WELD (Women For Economic Leadership & Development). The discussion centered around the importance of women entrepreneurs becoming comfortable with assessing business financials, and exploring financing opportunities in order to grow a business.

Take your Startup from Point B to C with 5 Tips

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Today was my business planning meeting days with my startup clients. As I discussed with a client the importance of implementing steps for business image now so that the road is paved for later, I thought of a few startup tips to share.You can go from point B to Point C once you learn these five tips: Plan to succeed.

Need Funding For A Startup With Global Appeal? Start Up In Chile

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This article first posted to Forbes , where StartupBizTalk contributes. In April, 110 startups were chosen and given one-year visas to Chile. The goal?

Why You Need A 'Tag-Phrase' With Your Business Logo

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I was reading Nathaniel Broughton's post about branding and how i t takes more than a dot.com. Just recently, I was in Raleigh, North Carolina.

How Your Small Business Could Become A Global Contractor

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This post was first published on Forbes. Win, win situation. So why the hoopla? So in order to move the deal forward, Wal-Mart had to “invest $14.4

Simple Steps To Creating Your First Website

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When you make that decision to start a business, you immediately become a multi-tasking maniac. You could be asking yourself, but how?

Why 'Core Competency' Is Important To A Startup

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What is core competency you may ask? Take Amazon for example. They changed the scope of e-reading with the Kindle. hope you find your ah-ha moment.

Marketing Can Be As Simple As.

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What exactly do you want your marketing to do for you? Any advice you can give us, dear wise one?" I asked jokingly. Then he said it. Wrong! Think how.

Can't Decide On A Business To Start? Learn About The Top Startup Industries

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And ironically, I'm also starting an international trade school that will take its roots in West Africa. Technical And Trade Schools. Beauty Industry.

The Peach Advice: Getting To Do The 'Thing' That Keeps You Up At Night

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There's a simple saying that rings true: eat a lot of peaches and soon you'll become a peach. We'll refer to it as the peach advice.

Can You Call Yourself An Entrepreneur When You Start-To-Sell?

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Facebook's refusal to sell their company has also been a hot topic of many business discussions. She had tried to cancel her service with Groupon.

Getting Naked In 2011

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I'm a regular blogger for Entrepreneur's WomenEntrepreneur.com. Recently, I blogged on this topic: To Make Or Not Make It Personal? It's time!

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

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As I work on my business planning for next year, I've paused to reflect on some things. I'll tell you what I told Ms. Perry, it was a learning process.

No One Really Cares About Our Startups.Cheers!

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I'm transforming some office space into a startup incubator and this is the statement I plan to implant in the heads of my participants.

The Pill That Relieves Most Startup Headaches: Finding Your Target Client

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Without a clear picture of the customer, no business can succeed." Everyone wants to "help everyone." You could even consider it completely asinine.

What Not To Do During Your First 6 Months In Business

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Don't Listen To Everybody. Take business advice with a "grain of salt." Most people have the best of intentions, but they feed off your vulnerability.

Ask Yourself Why?

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I just hosted a teleconference the other day for my Business Club members, and I talked about the reasoning behind the topic of my new book. But is it?

My Book, "A Different Business; 7 Easy Steps To Starting & Planning A Business Around Your Purpose"

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I'm writing this blog in awe because as time draws near to my book launch event, I can't help but remember how far I've come. Let me explain.

The Start-up Internet Plan

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I started my business writing business plans for start-ups and medium-sized small businesses. Quite recently, I've shifted most of my service offerings to business planning training. While I still write plans and conduct private planning for a select few businesses, I now concentrate on empowering people to take control of their own plans.