Posts Tagged ‘successful small business’

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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


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[…]


The Top Five Behaviors To Avoid If You Want To Be Successful…

By: Dave Dee on: January 22nd, 2013 6 Comments

The other day, something Dan Kennedy wrote triggered a memory of a profound statement a multi-millionaire once told me … Dan talked about how we all have certain “self-sabotage” behaviors. This made me remember a conversation I had at one of Dan’s seminars… The seminar was packed with “players” who had spent their money, and more importantly, their time to continue learning how to market their business better. It was a great opportunity to meet,[…]


The Best Thing You Can Do To Improve The Lives Of Your Children…

By: Darcy Juarez on: January 17th, 2013 3 Comments

“One of the biggest gifts that you can give your daughter is to show her that you love what you do.” —Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier CEO and one of the 21 female Fortune 500 CEOs When Brittany Lynch was 15 or 16 years old, she remembered her dad getting a lot of “junk mail.” Curious about it, she asked him, “Dad what is all this junk mail you keep getting from Dan Kennedy? And more importantly,[…]


8 Steps To Making More Money in 2013!

By: Dave Dee on: January 3rd, 2013 6 Comments

The end of the year and beginning of a new one tends to make one reflect on the year’s successes and failures… What were your top achievements? What was your biggest failure? What had the biggest impact? And so on… Instead of focusing on generic achievements, I thought it’d be fun to put a little twist on this year’s achievements by relating them specifically to your marketing successes and failures. So here’s how to review[…]


Four ways to add quick profits to your business…

By: Darcy Juarez on: December 28th, 2012 2 Comments

“Publish or perish.” That’s what Dan Kennedy and Matt Zagula say in their new book, No B.S. Trust-based Marketing. Dan continues, “Even if you are a proprietor of a local hardware store, landscape company, home remodeling company, etc., …you need to write and publish your own book as well as other information media such as newsletters, special reports, how-to-guides, and more. Anyone who seeks trusted authority and advisor status will publish, or perish.” In an[…]