The average entrepreneur is not rich. They do not have financers. They often have to sacrifice for success. Today's post is about you. Depending on the business, your sacrifice can be big or small. Some have sold their car to finance success. Some may take out an old-fashioned business loan. Wracking up credit card debt … Continue reading The Dark Side To Bootstrapping Your Business
Let's face it, monopolies exist. There are companies that operate as a sole source within their field, and no one is stopping them. Can you name a few? EssilorLuxottica is one such company that was recently outed in the news. They handle the bulk of big name eyewear products. Now, the question isn't about becoming … Continue reading Monopolies Are Real, Not Just A Game
Trash is inevitable in today's world. However, it does not have to pollute our planet. A new startup, Sierra Energy, has raised $33 million dollars with one goal in mind: vaporize trash and turn it into clean energy! The company made the news mostly because of their financial backers, Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Mostly Bill Gates … Continue reading From Trash To Clean Energy? Yes Please!
I was briefly scanning a great article on Forbes when something struck me: cofounding a business is hard! So many new, small businesses are started and run as a passion gig or side hustle. What about those who want to immediately grow with investments and a team? Their recent article pulls advice from veteran business … Continue reading What Do You Need In A Good CoFounder?
There are varying viewpoints when it comes to direct sales/multi-level marketing (MLM). Some feel it is the opportunity they dreamed about. Some feel it is a financial trap. Ultimately it is your decision. However, some believe the money spent is not worth the income that shows on their 1099. I beg to differ, of course. … Continue reading Are Direct Sales Strategies A Trap For Homemakers?
New businesses struggle with knowing when they should and should not hire. It is a difficult question to answer. INC recently shared 3 signs for whether you need to hire, and I have a few ideas to help you decide whether it is what you need! The major question you need to ask yourself is, … Continue reading Should Your Business Hang The ‘Now Hiring’ Sign? Questions To Ask Yourself!
Traditionally, the big investment firms give a hand up to men. Men are often the face of big business, and women are viewed as softer. However, time has proven consistently that women are smart, strong, and capable too. It is a fact that XFactor is well aware exists. Women in business need to take notice. … Continue reading XFactor is Investing in Women