Yesterday, I was asked when the revision of How to Start Your Business with $100 would be out and what I will include in this one. Though I do not have an exact date yet for when it will be released (I’m still finishing up my book on social change), I can tell you that besides all the goodies that are in the first version, we will include: * Social Media 101 * Social Media ROI * SEO 101 * Top Mobile apps for Productivity and much more! Until then, I am happy to give you guys a complimentary copy of the book. Download Your Complimentary Ebook Now. Please feel free to pass it on and share it with people. This 120+-page ebook gives you access to: Over 197 resources and tools to help you start your business Guide to branding your business Marketing tips to use in a B2B and B2C market Budgeting and Financial research Joint Venture Contract Template Proven negotiating techniques How to build a website with very little money Integration of email and social media Step-by-step guide on how to start your business within 30 days If you know a budding entrepreneur, small startup or freelancer, [...]
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I have known Sam for years. But I also haven’t seen him in awhile, so getting together for a cup of coffee sounded great to me. Sam is getting his MBA at a well-known institution in Cambridge (there are really only two choices, so I will let you decide which one you think he goes to). He was walking me through the curriculum when I asked, “What is the objective of most of these classes?” He looked at me like I had four heads and responded, “To solve problems, of course.” That’s when it occurred to me that this program (and many MBA programs) has it all wrong. Life and in this case, business, isn’t about just solving problems. It is about recognizing opportunities. Those opportunities can come in many forms: some are where to present change and innovations. Some opportunities allow us to capitalize on a system that is currently working and integrate it into other areas or create derivatives of that model. That was why part of the Our Revolution team went on the road: to find the models that were working and share them with the world, so others could use them. Not everything is broken. There [...]
I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts the other night and there was a discussion whether aptitude or attitude was more important in defining individual success. I believe attitude is far more important than aptitude. All the talent, knowledge, and skill in the world will not make someone a success in life if they do not learn how to apply it productively. I believe those of us who do reach our dreams are usually just the people who have accumulated the best habits. Humans are creatures of habit. Our bodies and minds want us to be stuck in a comfortable routine of homeostasis. Subconsciously, your inner self is thinking only about survival and not about success, “I’ve survived this far doing what I’ve always done, so changing can only risk danger.” So picking up a new habit or getting rid of an old one is a lot harder than we think. We subconsciously fight against such change. But the ability to form new habits is ultimately the key to success, so I want to share these 6 habit-forming steps with you: 1. Do it for 30 Days – The common consensus is that it takes about 21 [...]
Have you ever had the morning where two cups of coffee wasn’t even to get you going to tackle the day? The type of morning where your bed is so comfortable that you wonder why you ever leave it to do other things? Yes, it is that type of morning. We all need a little motivation from time to time. One way that always gets me going are quotes that I love. From Vince Lombardi to Lao Tzu, here are 50+ quotes to help kick start your day! 1. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” -Lao Tzu 2. “Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity; having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be willing to use it. His leadership is then based on truth and character. There must be truth in the purpose and will power in the character.” -Vince Lombardi 3. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf 4. The golden rule for every business man is [...]
My buddy Luke is having trouble collecting from a client of his. The client wants him to continue doing work, but has not paid him for the work he has already done. As a freelancer, every single dollar means the world to him. Like many small business owners, Luke has to feed his family at the end of the day. Has this ever happened to you? Does it still. Well, you are absolutely not alone. Most of the entrepreneurs that I know deal with this in one form or another. Even me. So, when you’re trying to do the right thing by your client and still keep yourself in business, where is the line drawn? What could you have done even before the work began? Mike Monteiro doesn’t mess around when it comes to collecting payment. In his Creative Mornings video, “F*ck You. Pay Me” he shares some hilarious insight into his strategies for collective payment for creative service industries. Check it out: 2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me. from SanFrancisco/CreativeMornings on Vimeo. Here are some familiar and irrational excuses he’s heard from clients. Do any of them sound familiar: “We ended up not using the work” “Really [...]
When you have a traditional, corporate job, deadlines are created by your responsibilities and obligations to your bosses, partners, and associates. But when you are an entrepreneur with your own home business, the only deadline is death. Hopefully, that is a long ways off; but that just makes it harder to discipline yourself to look at the big picture of your life and how you spend your time.
The reason for their success is that teams that do not agree on everything are able to challenge each other to come up with better and better solutions. If everyone always agrees, then the team isn’t producing anything that an individual member could not. Wild teams are forced to think outside the box and come up with innovative new ideas to solve age old problems. These teams are best at creative problem solving.
I love the intrepid entrepreneur! Paul Horn, here, is just one of them. So excited about starting his own venture, that he has not been able to put my book, “How to Start a Business with $100″, down for even a moment. Here he is enjoying it as he tours the English countryside: Where do you take your copy of “How to Start a Business with $100″? Take a picture and send it to me. You could win a free copy of my next book! Don’t have a copy yet? Find it here! Connect with Ja-Naé on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook ______________ Looking to start a business or own a small business? Please consider buying my book, How to Start Your Business with $100 because it will save you thousands of dollars and you should find what you’re looking for.
It’s crazy how many small business owners I meet who are paralyzed by their fears. Do I know enough to start a business? Will I be able to feed my family while I’m launching my freelance career? Am I making a good impression at networking events? Believe me, I have been in your shoes, and in today’s podcast, I talk about the small steps that helped me to move forward past my fears. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]What fears have been holding you back? What are some of your tips for pushing past that paralysis we all have felt at one time or another? Join the conversation by leaving a comment below! Connect with Ja-Naé on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook ______________ Looking to start a business or own a small business? Please consider reading my book, How to Start Your Business with $100. You should find what you’re looking for.
There are a lot of people out there who want to start a business, but have no money. That’s why I wrote the book, How to Start Your Business with $100. Starting a business with very little money can be daunting, but it’s not impossible. Small business owners need to use every possible resource they have to find the funding to get done what needs to be done. Starting a business with no money isn’t ideal, but it can be done. In my recent post for LegalZoom, I provided 10+ ways to fund your startup. I decided to broaden out that list. Here are 31+ ideas on how to fund your business when you don’t have any money. 1.) Write an amazing business plan and use it to ask for money from family and friends, promising a return on investment. 2.) Use the business plan to ask for a bank loan too 3.) Take out a home equity loan 4.) Refinance your mortgage 5.) Cash out your life insurance policy 6.) Use social media to market yourself and look for investors 7.) Look into government grants that may cover some of your costs 8.) Use your personal savings 9.) [...]