It all starts with the customer

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or via email. Thanks for visiting!I had to shake my head. They were rolling out yet another process to make their company better. It would allow them to track quotes, track their hit rates, measure how fast quotes flowed through the system, […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – Swoop That

Jonathan Simkin is the 23 years old CEO of Swoop That, a company that he started with some friends his senior year of college. They help students save money and time when buying textbooks, and created a unique process for buying books – students select their courses, and then our system returns all the required […] ...

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Screwed by the Post Office

I knew it was wrong. Oh, I’ve gone down this path before. You said all the right things. You promised me the world. All I needed to do was trust you – you’d never do me wrong again! Our business had a major bid to submit, and we were running behind. The RFP (request for […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – Greenback Expat Tax Services

David McKeegan and Carrie McKeegan are entrepreneurs running a business that specializes in tax preparation for Americans living abroad, Greenback Expat Tax Services. They are Americans  who have been living abroad since 2002: first in Barcelona as international MBA students London in the world of marketing and finance at big banking institutions Rio De Janeiro […] ...

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Small things have a big impact

I’ve been thinking a lot about small things lately. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not thinking small, I’m just noticing the impact that little things have. And as important as they are, they are of Technorati Tags: Coincidence,commercial energy assessment,commercial energy audit,Consulting Business,Coworkers,energy assessment,Energy Audits,Energy Consultant,Entrepreneurship,Hobbies,Improvements,industrial energy efficiency,Kick In The Butt,Lack Of Motivation,Life balance,Loose Sight,Lot,Moving,Paradigm […] ...

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Need to Tweak your Skills? Top Free Online Classes that can help you be a Better Entrepreneur

While technically you don’t need an MBA to become an entrepreneur and maintain a successful business, the skills you learn in graduate school can in fact help you accelerate your business to profound heights—especially for those who lack foundational knowledge in basic accounting, marketing and leadership. But while some know that enrolling in graduate school […] ...

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Just Quit!

Persistence is an important trait. Every guru tells you that you need to stick with it until you succeed. Every expert tells you that success comes to those that stay in the game the longest. This is something that we all have experienced. I know that I personally look back with pride on the times […] ...

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Is positive thinking bunk?

For years I’ve focused on learning the external self-help skills. How can I communicate better? How does my body language support my message? What does his body language tell me about his thoughts on my proposal? How can goal setting make me successful? I know, I know, all of the “gurus” tell you that you […] ...

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Controlling Expenses Is Critical To Profitable Business

For years I’ve been saying that smart businesses focus on growing sales, not on cutting expenses. “You can’t cut your way to profitability” is one of my favorite sayings. In business, a dollar earned is roughly equal to a dollar saved since taxes are based on your profits, not income. Essentially, you are taxed on your income (sales) minus expenses. Sales and expense control are roughly worth the same. The problem is that it is easier for most people to focus on expense control that on top end (sales) growth. And after you hit the obvious expenses, you spend more and more time on things that save you less and less money. It is the 80/20 rule in reverse, where you find 80% of your savings from the first 20% of expense cuts. Also, you...

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What are The Keys to a Perfect Credit Score

A few weeks ago Tim Coffman asked me if I would publish an article he wrote. At first I was hesitant. Most of our posts at Wealth and Wisdom are focused on self help and entrepreneurship. The more I considered, the more I realized filled in an area that I don’t spend much time on….personal […] ...

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