Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’

Are You Hunting In The Wrong Place?

By: Dan Kennedy on: March 12th, 2013 9 Comments

I’ve been in the advice dispensing business for 40 years. Throughout my career I’ve been paid millions and millions of dollars by CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, small business owners, even my peers, professional speakers, authors and consultants. Whether the economy is good or bad, I remain fully booked and in demand. On occasion I have run up against ‘professional norms and guidelines’ dictated by some association or certifying organization, and had my fees[…]

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Four Ways Shark Tank Entrepreneurs Grew Their Business Without Spending Money

By: Darcy Juarez on: March 5th, 2013 4 Comments

Last year I met Barbara Corcoran at GKIC’s women’s event. Her credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and being unsuccessful at twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. But it was her next move that made her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the U.S. Turning a loan of $1000 from an ex-boyfriend into a five-billion dollar business. An investor/shark on the hit reality show, Shark Tank, she has invested[…]

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How To Get Rich, Especially If You Hate Selling

By: Dave Dee on: February 28th, 2013 4 Comments

“I hate selling.” I’ve heard that hundreds of times from entrepreneurs. The problem is the success of your business depends on sales. You need to be good at pitching your products or services. If not, you’ll not only lose revenue, but you could lose your business. There is a lot of advice out there about what to do if you don’t like selling… Like “change your attitude about selling” or “get over it.” That’s NOT[…]

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The Most Important Question You Should Ask When Advertising

By: Dan Kennedy on: February 26th, 2013 5 Comments

Over the weekend advertisers spent between $1.65 and $1.8 million for a 30-second commercial during the Oscars. That’s a lot to spend, however if the economics are right spending that much can really pay off for a business. Especially if their competitors aren’t willing or able to do the same. Years ago, I thought about building a multi-million dollar company like Nightingale-Conant. However, I learned through painful experience the impracticality of building a mail-order business[…]

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Four Secret Principles Between The Haves And Have Nots

By: Darcy Juarez on: February 21st, 2013 4 Comments

The other day I read that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are due to release a new TV series… The name of their new series is The Haves and the Have Nots. Based on the musical play written, produced and directed by Perry, it follows the dynamics of the affluent Cryer family and the family of their not-so-affluent housekeeper – and the dramatic secrets that reside within each. The show made me think about what[…]

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Nine Questions You Must Ask Before Creating An Information Product

By: Darcy Juarez on: February 12th, 2013

People. You, me everyone… We have a voracious appetite for information. We want information on how to do things better, faster and easier. We want information on how to be more successful, how to be healthier, how to play guitar, how to be thinner, how to create wealth…the list goes on. Over half of this country’s economy is on expenditures on information and information products according to an article I read recently. However, with a[…]

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Persuasion Secrets: How to Be Fascinating and Influence Other People

By: Dan Kennedy on: February 5th, 2013 3 Comments

In December, Barbara Walters announced her 19th annual list of the year’s “10 Most Fascinating People.” Making the top ten were actor/director Ben Affleck; Alana Thompson, 7 year old star of the hit reality TV show Honey Boo Boo; the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie; Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas; E L James, author of 50 Shades of Grey; Boy Band One Direction; former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; multi-talented animator and director[…]

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Small Things That Provide BIG Impact

By: Dave Dee on: January 31st, 2013 No Comments

In this month’s issue of Success Magazine, best-selling author and keynote speaker Jason Dorsey says people fail because they set too big of goals. Not that you shouldn’t set big goals… Dorsey says, “Most people never reach their biggest goals because they can’t stick to them in the beginning.” He says the “all-important first 30 or 60 days” is when the “magic” happens. So what stops people from experiencing “the magic?” A major success obstacle[…]

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Make Something Happen NOW

By: Darcy Juarez on: January 29th, 2013 1 Comment

Can you believe it’s almost the end of January already? In an attempt to help members stay on track with their new 2013 goals, the other day we asked members to share what they were doing to improve their business… A variety of answers came in such as attending mastermind meetings and conferences, studying courses like Magnetic Marketing, finishing a website, working on blog posts, articles and newsletters, writing a book and more. Another question[…]

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How To Build Your Own “Million Dollar Rolodex”

By: Dan Kennedy on: January 24th, 2013 4 Comments

This month, in the No B.S. Marketing Letter I talked about the only two ways to think about the 1% and 99%. If you read it, you got a big lesson in how certain thinking and complaints can virtually guarantee you will never be rich—and what to do if you want to change your circumstance and become a member of the 1% club. Another complaint that comes from the unsuccessful is that success or wealth[…]

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