The Entrepreneurial Mindset

5 Ways Manufacturers Must Meet Changing Customer Demands

A company is nothing without customers. Even if you have great products or services, you’re not going to last if you don’t give clients what they want. While it might not be possible to meet the most extreme demands, most customers are going to expect certain things when they make a purchase. Those expectations are continually shifting over time, which means companies need … [Read more...]

The Ways Work Will Change in 2020 and The Future

Peter Thompson, the co-author of the book, Future Work, How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive in the New World of Work, argues that while technology is taking us into a new world with facts and details just a touch away at our keyboard, many companies are still structured for the industrial age of work.  People are expected to gather at a central location for a set number of … [Read more...]

Matt Fleeger’s Solid Business Relationships Fuel the Growth of Gulf Coast Western

Matt Fleeger, CEO, President, and Director of Gulf Coast Western, LLC, has built a reputation for cultivating solid partnerships and business relationships built on integrity, trust, and respect.  With a focus on responsible growth and transparency with business partners, Fleeger has led Gulf Coast Western, a successful oil and gas company based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, … [Read more...]

Is Laser Engraving a Profitable Business Opportunity?

In recent years, makers and creatives have been able to explore different ways to turn their craft into a profitable business. From Etsy shops to Facebook pages, these aspiring entrepreneurs have been able to establish a successful venture. Laser engraving is an overlooked opportunity and a useful starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs. Here's what you need to know about … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Reduce Your Business Expenses

Saving money as a small business can be difficult, especially if you’re in a position where financial risks need to be taken to make larger profit margins. However, there are a number of ways you can reduce your business expenses without putting your efficiency or financial standing in jeopardy.  We’ve compiled a list of our best money-saving tips to help you trim any … [Read more...]

What To Look For When Choosing A Business Car

Choosing the right car for a morning commute can be a time-consuming process as there are a number of elements to consider. Whether it be the size of the car itself, the mileage, or the fuel economy, all may affect the decision-making process. But what else should you look out for when buying a car? Whether you are looking to buy one of the many Renault new cars for sale, or a … [Read more...]

3 Mistakes Startups Make in Protecting Their Intellectual Property

In the new information economy, a startup that begins with a good idea or new product can attract plenty of attention, funding, and the best talent its industry has to offer. The problem that many startups face, however, is that larger, more established competitors can beat them to the punch and bring similar offerings to market before they have a chance to get into production. … [Read more...]

How to Be Calm in a Sometimes Chaotic Business World

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in business for myself, it’s this: there are times when things can get pretty chaotic. Between looming project deadlines, a constant push to market yourself and your services, trying to make customers happy, keeping up the books, and everything else necessary to running a small business effectively and efficiently, it can sometimes … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Cope When Your Small Business Has You Feeling Anxious

A couple years ago things seemed kind of slow in the freelance writing world and I found myself feeling rather anxious about whether I’d have enough work to meet my business and income-related goals for the year. Then, work picked up (like it always does) and I found myself worrying and stressing about getting everything done by their deadlines and keeping all of my clients … [Read more...]

Business Got You Down? 4 Pick-Me-Ups to Help Improve Your Mood

There’s no denying that owning your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. Between dealing with the financial feast or famine cycles, trying to keep your clients satisfied, working relentlessly to find new clients, and still aiming toward having some type of a personal life, it can sometimes feel like too much. It’s like you can physically feel the weight as it is pressing … [Read more...]