MBA901 Why I Quit Social Media

Are you addicted to social media? More importantly, is social media having a negative impact on your business? There’s lots to love about Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest. For business owners, social media is an undoubtedly useful tool for outreach and marketing. But many independent business people — myself included — think there’s a…

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Launching With Affiliates: Smart Strategy Or Careless Shortcut?

Affiliate marketing is a tricky subject, one I’ve had a lot to say about over the years. For those new to the game, affiliate marketing is when a business asks another business (the affiliate) to sell their product for them. You find someone with an audience, and utilize that audience’s trust in the affiliate to…

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MBA900 How Much Money Do You Need?

What do you want? It’s the most basic of questions, underlying the motivations behind everything we do in life and business. What’s it all for? Why are we striving to make our businesses successful? What’s the point of profit? For all of us, the money isn’t the answer. It’s the means to achieve the answer.…

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MBA899 Must Read: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

What to say about Steve Jobs? He’s the first person that comes to mind when you think of the word “entrepreneur.” He changed the world we all live in, by virtue of his commitment to a business vision. Much has been written about, by, and for him. What can you, as an entrepreneur, learn from…

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MBA898 The Top 5 Tasks to Outsource

What’s the best return on investment? What’s the most valuable thing an entrepreneur can gain from any expense? Time. Time is the greatest ROI. Some say time is money, but money pales in comparison to the value of time, the one resource you can never replenish once lost. A goal of every entrepreneur should be…

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MBA897 Turn Your Ecommerce Store into a SaaS

For a predictable revenue stream, nothing beats the subscription model. Customers sign up to pay a fixed rate, monthly or annually. The business owner gets to map their budget and growth goals with greater confidence and stability. Everyone wins. But unfortunately, this model doesn’t work for regular old e-commerce…or does it? Typically, the subscription model…

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Worth The Wait? When It’s OK To Delay (And When It’s Not)

As business people, we like to be dependable. We like to show up on time and meet our commitments. Sometimes, though, it just isn’t possible. For various reasons, we find ourselves unable to meet a launch deadline, or able to but considering a delay. Try as we might, reality intrudes and disrupts even the best…

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