October 7, 2011
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Steve Jobs: ‘Find What You Love’ – WSJ.com. What can you say. He lived his dream.
Guru Review: Kill The Butterflies, Kill The Dream : Lifestyle :: American Express OPEN Forum. For the entrepreneur its the dream that keeps you going when you can’t clearly see the road ahead.
Learn to Fail Efficiently – www.smallbusinesscomputing.com. Success in business is the product of failing and then using that failure in a positive way. There are many steps that need to be taken when developing a successful business. Failure is one of those steps. The key is to not take failure as a personal character flaw, but to use it as a tool to build the great insights that lead to success.
The Venture: Outsourcing: Is it right for your business? | BNET. I am a big proponent of outsourcing. With the advent of the virtual assistant and the worldwide reach the internet has given us why waste your time on the mundane items that every start requires when you can leverage your time and money.
Next week we will be starting a series of posts which will be a step by step process for starting a retail storefront business. If you have a question you would like answered send it in and I will include it in the series.
Enjoy your weekend.
June 24, 2011
Retailers Continue to Add to Expansion Pipeline. Expansion by the national and regional continues to increase, which will put pressure on rents as the chains absorb the excess space on the market. Now is the time for the boutique retailer to take advantage of the market. A year from now the pickings will be a lot slimmer.
Startup Professionals Musings: How You Can be Viewed as a Fundable Entrepreneur. How you present yourself and your idea can make the difference.
Live Webcast | BNET. Very relevant for a small business owner starting a new store. Finding the time to get everything done is always a challenge.
The 5 Minute Guide To Cheap Startup Advertising. If online marketing is part of your store front marketing plan this is worth reading.
Subway franchisees find success through perseverance » Abilene Reporter-News. I love stories about entrepreneurs who keep through grit and determination succeed. This is a good one.
June 19, 2011
Small Business? Big Dreams? No Loans. | Credit.com News + Advice. Getting a loan for your small business is still hard but it is improving. In another post I am going to show you how to put together package on your business that will get you a loan.
Freedom, Not Money, Buys Happiness | The Secret to Happiness | Business News Daily. This is so true. I would go a step further and say that having a feeling of control over the direction of your life and your actions is equally as important.
ICSC – International Council of Shopping Centers. Short article on the state of financing for small businesses.
Future of Shopping Malls – KIMT.com – Iowa & Minnesota Together. More discussion on what is happening in the retail space leasing market.
Note to entrepreneurs: Your idea is not special | Entrepreneurial. Execution is the key to successful store front start ups.
June 10, 2011
Store closings are declining but they are still using less space – ICSC SmartBrief
I mentioned in an earlier post that the retail market has settled down somewhat and now is a good time to open your new store.
If You Should Have Done it Then, Do It Now
Said differently: There is no time like the present. This post has great advice.
Business Loans for Small Companies : Land One
Money for small businesses can be hard to get, but it is out there and this article can tell you how to go about getting it.