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Most people who want to start their own business don’t have a ton of money laying around and it’s probably one the most common questions I get emailed about: How can I get started without a lot of cash? Well I’ve put together a list below of the best ideas I’ve heard and personally used. I hope you find it useful! The three basic strategies to starting a business without much money are: Delay the normal “business starting” activities like incorporating, hiring, renting office or retail space, etc until AFTER your business has started earning money. This is known as bootstrapping.
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Are you thinking of starting a web business? Starting a PPC Management agency? Setting up your own site and selling things, or building a web publishing empire? Before you start, ask yourself the following eight questions.
This YouTube video seeks to help aspiring executives prepare themselves to be strong CEO candidates in the future. Professor Joseph Bower from the Harvard Business School believes anyone hoping to hold a corner office someday should be able to ask serious questions—and answer them objectively—about their own work and the work produced by the company. Becoming a CEO is all about constantly learning and improving oneself—and later, others—to establish a true role within a company, instead of merely being a placeholder. Bower also recommends that CEOs-in-training take an interdisciplinary approach to networking, thus promoting innovation within the company. How can you hire highly skilled workers, persuade them to work for free, and then release your product to the masses for free?
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Published 05/20/2009 Thousands of online marketing tools clamor for attention, with new ones popping up every week it seems. You know you should be doing more to reach out to your customers, but just researching which tools to use can be a vast time investment. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular (or most useful) tools we could think of. You might be using some of them already, but you’re sure to find a couple that will round out your small business marketing toolkit nicely. And if you’re just starting out marketing a new business online, this list may help point you in the right direction.
TRAPS: One reason interviewers ask this question is to see if you’re settling for this position, using it merely as a stopover until something better comes along. Or they could be trying to gauge your level of ambition. If you’re too specific, i.e., naming the promotions you someday hope to win, you’ll sound presumptuous.
We’ve all heard it said that we play starring roles in our life stories. But, we are more than actors playing out someone else’s script. We are also the authors of those yet unfinished novels. Sure, the story is about you; your choices, your struggles, and your triumphs. As long as we hold the view that we merely actors playing a part in an unfinished script, we await what will be written with a variety of emotions ranging from anxiety, despair, joy, or anticipation.