Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Catching the Next Big Wave in the Travel Industry: Vacation Rentals

Always scanning the radar for a new business opportunity? Pay attention to a certain blip growing on your screen. It’s not just bigger than a house – it’s the size of a metropolis. I’ve been profiting from the vacation rental boom myself already with geographically targeted directories. In my upcoming free webinar, you can learn how to efficiently start your own vacation rental business and claim your own vacation rental territory.
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Get Into the ‘Habits’ of Growing Your Business

Twenty-five years after author Stephen Covey rocked the business world with his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” the business-oriented self-help guide continues to be the gold standard for entrepreneurs seeking a path toward growing their companies. Having sold more than 25 million copies in 38 languages worldwide (and counting), it remains one of the all-time, best-selling nonfiction business books and Covey’s approach is practiced the world over by aspiring moneymakers. Self-discovery, self-mastery, initiative, responsibility, team-building, prioritization, and open-mindedness are just some of the characteristics that Covey suggests are necessary for success....
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Johnny Mercer Had the Right Idea: Accentuate the Positive

Johnny Mercer hit on something when he wrote “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative” for the classic tune. But the lyrics might be easier sung than done. With a bitterly divided Congress, constant reminders of differences between red and blue states and never-ending attacks on our country’s leaders, negativity has become the norm in the United States. And while it is endemic to politics, negativity can also permeate the business world. Entrepreneurs, particularly those pioneering a new product or service, are perhaps most susceptible to negative comments from family, friends, even peers. Their disparaging comments...

Marriage to an Entrepreneur Doesn’t Mean ‘Til Debt Due Us Part’

From his mother's reaction, you might think that Varun Agarwal committed a heinous crime or suffered from some hideous deformity. "I don't know what to do. Who will marry him?" the mother cries in Agarwal's book "How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company." What's so terribly wrong with Agarwal that causes so much consternation for his mother? He decided to pursue a path of entrepreneurship rather than the more socially acceptable trajectory of working for a short time after college before getting an MBA and accepting a salaried position with a good...
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Anyone With an Idea and the Will Can Be an Entrepreneur

At one time or another in most people's lives they come up with what I call "a million dollar idea." It's that idea that comes to you while you're working on a project and discover a better way to do something or a better tool to use. Maybe it's an inspirational inkling about helping others who are struggling by coming up with a solution to a problem. Or maybe it's just a product you have imagined that you know would be a consumer's dream. The thing about a million dollar idea is you have...