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Entrepreneurial Lessons from a Mountain Climber: What Kind of Mountain are YOU Climbing?

I have a friend who is a mountain climber. He climbs big mountains…very big mountains. His name is Mark Carr and he is a successful businessman, Human Resources expert, adventurer, wilderness guide and a climber of very big mountains. He has challenged mountains worldwide, like Mount Everest; Kilimanjaro; The Eiger; The Matterhorn, The Grand Teton,…

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Eight Ways to Get Your Web Site Seen

I probably need to clarify something before I get much farther, particularly for those of you who know me. I am, for the most part, technologically feeble even though I’ve spent most of my life working in and with technology in some form. However, I’ve always surrounded myself with people far more qualified than myself…

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DON’T BE AFRAID OF CLARITY!

Coach Dan highlights the importance of clarity and focus in your business life. Why is this important to you? Why does it matter? When you walk into my office you will find that the top third of all my whiteboards have one word highlighted: Clarity. One of the consistent reasons why a business or person…

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DON’T BE AFRAID

I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again…today, right now, is the greatest time in history to be in business for yourself! There are more options available to us every second, more opportunity available for us every day and more potential inside us than ever before. Now is the time to take some chances…

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DO IT FOR YOURSELF!

  One of the most lasting lessons of success that I ever acquired was the importance of starting, building and maintaining a lifelong personal learning discipline. No matter who you are; where you came from; how much money your family has or your formal educational background…nothing should keep you from learning if you really want…

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Defining the Entrepreneur

How do you define an entrepreneur? Some would say that an entrepreneur is a well financed businessperson, who launches a new business with $20M in venture capital funding.  Others would say an entrepreneur is anyone with a great idea and a folding table, a cell phone, and a computer in their garage! Both descriptions might…

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2013 Declaration of TOTAL Business Independence

Well, it’s July and, for the sixth year it’s now time for my 2013 edition of the Declaration of TOTAL Business Independence. It has been updated and in a sense re-imagined and this year, more important than ever. So how has your year gone so far?  Can you answer? Do you even know? You should…

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Customer satisfaction has come under a microscope. It was necessary and overdue. And what was found was not a surprise. Satisfy your customer or they will leave you. And, they will leave you because there are too many options. Customer satisfaction now has become more important than ever before due to the added elements of…

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Confidence: The True Test of a Leader

If you read the daily newspapers or watch the network or local news, there is no doubt that you’ll walk away wondering if in fact the world is about to take a dive and come to an end any day now! The economy is tanking (again), there are more people looking for work and the…

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COLLEGE GRADUATES, LOOKING FOR A JOB?

  The other day I received a request from a business college student. Her school project was to connect with business professionals on a popular business networking site and solicit a piece of advice. The request was for what advice I would give to recent graduates looking for a job. I was glad to take…

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