Monthly Archives: April 2011

To Buy, or Not to Buy

When starting a business, an entrepreneur has many different options in their approach to calling a business their own.  An entrepreneur can choose to purchase or lease a franchise, buy an existing business, or start from scratch. We’ll explore purchasing … Continue reading

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Franchises Franchises Franchises

A franchise is a viable option the nascent entrepreneur may consider in their quest to own their own business because of the benefits a franchisor can offer.  A franchise, by definition, is an arrangement that allows a franchisee to operate a business based on … Continue reading

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Creativity

  A Hugh MacLeod creation I have been asked to examine myself and my personal considerations for starting my own business.  My classmates and I have been asked to write about and read about the attributes of entrepreneurs. I have found some wonderful insight, and have … Continue reading

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Scope

Experts argue over the exact  formula of personality traits attributed to successful entrepreneurs. They can often agree on a few qualities, but they may place in them in a different order of importance and substitute a few characteristics here and … Continue reading

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Thank you, Hugh MacLeod

   Cartoonist, Hugh MacLeod (while a bit dramatic), brings the day’s posts full circle with this doodle. Can you believe everything he draws is on the back of a business card?

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Found a great article today on conscious business, think: triple bottom line.  John Mark Stroud, a local entrepreneur, is featured in the article.  I had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with John Mark last September.  We discussedthe changing business climate in … Continue reading

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Customer Retention

Yesterday, I attended a great seminar by Erin McCartan of Erin Cristin Consulting.  Erin has done some extensive travels and has gained some great insight on customer service skills.  I’d consider her a guru of customer and employee retention.  No … Continue reading

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Too Young, Think Again!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Wow! 10 year old entrepreneur.  You’re never too young. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Interviewing

Sharing great ideas is second best to having them yourself, so I thought I’d share a few interviewing tips from a Young Professionals of Asheville morning networking session I attended recently.  We had a wonderful speaker in John Hock, human … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

I have been inspired by the cartoon once again.  As I was writing my last post, I thought back to speaker Sir Ken Robinson and his wonderful TED2006 discussion on creativity in schools.  Maybe you were one of the 5 million folks … Continue reading

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