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A Serial Entrepreneur Becomes A Millionaire From An Accidental Startup

Monis Rahman, serial entrepreneur, accidentally launched Rozee.pk when he needed to find more programmers for his startup.

Getting A Mentor

I had a strategy session with a business start-up owner a few months ago. She was six months into her start-up and needed some ideas during her development stage.

Simple Steps To Creating Your First Website

When you make that decision to start a business, you immediately become a multi-tasking maniac. Let's face it, you will have a lot of work on your hands.

Why 'Core Competency' Is Important To A Startup

Well, I like the answer that Norm Brodsky gives in his book, The Knack: "It was the one thing we had that our competitors couldn't offer, and by the time they caught up, we had a foothold in the market and were known for providing that service."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Marketing Can Be As Simple As...

What exactly do you want your marketing to do for you?
This month I helped a friend work on the marketing strategy for his marketing campaign (a 3-month campaign set to start in the summer).

Over lunch, we created the strategy, conferenced his web advisor and graphics consultant, emailed his ad campaign specialist, talked to his exhibit company (you know the ones who decorate the table for an exhibition, expo or showroom), and met his PR person for dessert.

While meeting with all these people, I decided to phone a friend--an online marketing genius whom I hardly get to talk to because he's so busy traveling to speak on the topic.

"Any advice you can give us, dear wise one?" I asked jokingly.

Monday, May 9, 2011

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

I posted this to my Facebook Business Page with excitement:  The Best Industries For Starting A Business Right Now (according to Inc Magazine).

I was excited to see that trade schools made the list (at #2), since I've seen a few trade schools come my way. I'm currently working with someone who's interested in a form of electrical and plumbing trade school, I'm considering signing up a technical school start-up, and a client of mine recently opened a beauty trade school.

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

Here are my thoughts on the industries Inc Magazine recommends for Starting A Business Right Now:  

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