Business Success

7 Steps for Creating a Budget for Your Small Business

Just as it is with your personal expenses, it is essential to have a budget in place for your small business. A good budget helps you estimate your income and expenses over a period of time – usually a calendar year with a small business –allowing you to make important decisions for your company. If you are not someone who is good with numbers, you may be daunted by the … [Read more...]

Beware of the Desperate (and the Hungry)

Jerry Seinfeld used to tell a joke about the dining experience people have. He explained how when you're first seated in the restaurant you look at the menu, thinking about how hungry you are getting excited about all the options. Inevitably you order more than you need and have a wonderful meal. Later on you're full and content, and sitting at the table satisfied. Then the … [Read more...]

Interview with Mike Agugliano, the Ninja Business Warrior

Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart interviews Mike Agugliano, Founder of ServiceKey, a company that teaches business owners in the home service industry how to be more successful. ServiceKey offers coaching, mentoring and workshops in the areas of marketing, sales, communication, management and other core business skills. Mike says, in this interview, that many home … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Focus for Greater Small Business Success

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. According to research conducted by the University of California, Irvine, in which they followed around 36 workers in various positions for a half-day, they found that most people only had three solid minutes of actual work before being interrupted by things such as phone calls, co-workers … [Read more...]

Are Your Negative Thoughts Limiting Your Small Business Success?

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Admittedly, we all have those days when we can’t see a good thing when it is standing right before us. Some of us have even had those weeks. Maybe your clients aren’t paying their invoices on time or business is slowing and you don’t know why. Perhaps it is something going on at home that has … [Read more...]

The Power of Networking: 3 Effective Networking Options to Consider

There is an old adage in business that says “It’s not what you know, but who you know that matters most,” and there is a lot of truth to that. For instance, if it weren’t for my mom putting in a good word for me with her boss, I wouldn’t have gotten my first dish-washing job at the age of 13. This allowed me to prove my work ethic and eventually become a cook, the position that … [Read more...]

Audio Interview with Bonnie Marcus of Women’s Success Coaching

Bonnie Marcus, founder of Women’s Success Coaching, explains in this interview with Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart how women can succeed as entrepreneurs and businesswomen in today’s business environments. By focusing on promotion, positioning and building strategic relationships, Bonnie says women can get ahead and stay ahead in competitive workplaces. While much of … [Read more...]

What Can You Do When You Don’t Feel Supported By Family and Friends?

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Is there someone or several someones in your life who aren’t supporting your small business dreams and goals? Are these people causing you to question or yourself, making you wonder if you’re making the right decisions? Do you feel depressed as a result? The University of Michigan conducted … [Read more...]