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How To Get Your Slow Employees Working Faster

Productivity, as any entrepreneur can attest to, is one of the, if not the most, important issues that a company has to deal with. Productivity gets things done, and when things get done, the company makes more money. But what happens if you have some employees that are just, well, slow? Don’t worry; it’s a […] Read more

Get More From Your Sales Team

One of the burning questions that just about every entrepreneur wonders about is how to get more out of their sales team. And it only makes sense! If you can get more out of them, it will translate to more money in your pocket. But deciding on the right road to take to get there […] Read more

Episode 2: Selling Profitably with Michael Port

Michael Port
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:27 — 30.7MB) | EmbedShow Summary Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Sold, Beyond Booked Solid, The Think Big Manifesto, joins Episode 2 of the Profit First Podcast. Michael explains how to sell profitably, because all sales are not the same after all. Our Guest Called “an uncommonly […] Read more

Start A Business At The Perfect Age

Famous poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “We do not count a man’s years until he has nothing else to count.” This couldn’t be more true when it comes to the world of business, and when you are going to fulfill your entrepreneurial dreams! Too much emphasis is placed on age, in our […] Read more

Is Being Available All The Time Killing Your Business?

Johann Wolfgang von Goeth, the famous writer and scientist, was quoted as once saying, “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” His philosophy couldn’t be more true, and important, when it comes to running a business. You know it as part of business 101 – always be there for the customer. You […] Read more

Under-Do Your Competition

In the world of business, competition seems to be everything. But knowing where to draw the line regarding how you strive to live up to, or surpass, that competition can be tricky. While the traditional rule of thumb is to surpass the competition, there are plenty of reasons why you should aim to fall short […] Read more

Episode 1: Reinventing Yourself Profitably with Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:50 — 27.6MB) | EmbedShow Summary Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You, joins Episode 1 of the Profit First Podcast. Dorie explains how reinventing your business or career does not require you to go off the financial cliff. You will discover how one individual, simply by volunteering […] Read more

Is “Financial Freedom” Your Biggest Trap?

There is a popular parable, The Tourist & The Mexican Fisherman, that I want to paraphrase for you. It goes something like this – an American tourist visits Mexico and sees a lone fisherman bringing in his catch for the day. Curious, he asks him why he doesn’t stay out longer and put in more […] Read more

Ripple Innovation In 4 Steps

When businesses get stale and lose their creativity and ability to innovate they do one of two things. They order in doughnuts or bagels and lots of coffee and call a staff meeting. Then they sit around a conference table, sweat and worry a lot while they brainstorm the same old ideas, hoping someone comes […] Read more

How To Make Your Business Blog Get Noticed

There are literally millions of blogs on the Internet, yet you know that starting one for your business could still be a good idea. Business blogs – done right – are a great way to drive traffic to your website, establish yourself as an expert in the field, and even build a rapport with your […] Read more

Pop-up Retail: Are You A Good Fit?

We see it happen every Halloween and Christmas. Stores set up shop, let everyone know they are there, get lots of traffic and yet, before you know it, you can’t remember what business used to occupy the now-empty building space. But if you look a little closer, you may notice that these stores that come […] Read more

The Best Marketing Platform: Blogs?

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit. There’s no end to the number of places a business can promote, engage and entertain their customers and potential customers. There’s heated debate over which platform is best for converting readers to buyers. But when it gets down to the actual numbers, blogs win hands down. They’re part of the […] Read more

Great Business Lessons From 8 Military Leaders

The very first business book I ever read wasn’t written by Dale Carnegie or Donald Trump. It was Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Odd choice? Not really, if you think about it. In fact, the very biggest businesses operate much like the military does, so it’s no secret that the greatest military leaders have […] Read more

7 Steps To Looking Good Without Bragging

Bragging existed long before the Internet was invented. But with the rise of the Internet and social media there’s been a rise in the “Look at me! Me, me, me,” kind of bragging. Bragging is a bad enough strategy to use with friends, unless you’re 12 years old; but it’s a horrible strategy to follow […] Read more
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