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Investing in an actual business is much different than investing in real estate or stocks of a larger public company.  Much of the wealth that citizens hold is built upon owning a small to medium size business. The size of the business is all relative to the location and genre of types of business you are involved in.  Regardless of the size, running a business takes time, effort and a skill that not all people have.

What Makes Someone an Entrepreneur?

I have this buddy who is deep into the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) World who posts all the time about being an entrepreneur, and it has me wondering what actually makes someone an entrepreneur? The dictionary definition of entrepreneur is absolutely zero help in actually answering the question: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise The pure dictionary definition really just raises more more questions than answers. Is anyone who is commission based an entrepreneur? Is it anyone that that is self employed? What if the business is just a side hustle? Are professionals (CPAs, Attorneys, Doctors, [...]

By | 2016-12-15T15:45:31+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Business|2 Comments

The Role of Employee Benefits in Worker Satisfaction and Retention

When a person’s hunting for a new job, one of the first things they often do is narrow down the search by looking for open positions with attractive benefits packages. Examples of possible perks include life insurance, paid vacations, and health insurance. Understanding employee benefits is crucial because that knowledge helps people decide whether to accept job offers or continue working for a company, and aids in negotiation strategies. Good Benefits Make Employees Feel Valued A good job is more than just something that generates income. It should also make employees feel genuinely valued by the companies they work for, and cause [...]

By | 2016-09-13T19:55:08+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Business|0 Comments

Smart Ideas for Women Looking to Make Their Mark on the Business World

Based on the view of some economists, women entrepreneurs are an under-utilized force that can really spark the economic expansion. Close to 40 percent of businesses are currently run by women owners. This is a significant jump from the previous years. If you’re looking to make your mark on the business world, you may want to look into the following smart ideas: Website Development Women are entering the small business community across the United States in increasing numbers. Between 2002 and 2006, female owned companies grew faster than the businesses owned by males. Because the women gravitated toward lower risk ideas, the [...]

By | 2016-07-29T15:54:01+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Business|0 Comments

Starting Fresh In eCommerce: The Systems I Would Have Chosen

There are many different types of businesses that are tempting when you begin to scratch the itch of entrepreneurism. These business ideas will come about based on costs, competition, and overall demand for the product. If there is at least one constant that I’d say plays a part of any idea then it’s that this business idea should (and needs) to be developed with the Web in mind… specifically: eCommerce. Online commerce is your gateway to delivering product to the world; without an online presence, even if choosing to launch something very small, you would be doing yourself a major disservice. If [...]

By | 2016-07-09T17:26:03+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Business|0 Comments

I was Recently Blocked by a Terrible Business Idea on Twitter

I often take a moment to thank a new follower on Twitter and in doing so, I'll get the opportunity to check out a new business, blog or even a quick idea within a person's profile.  Approximately two weeks ago, I received a new follower, @GolverCard which led me to their site.  To put it simply, the company is going to provide you with a debit card that is backed by gold and silver (hence GolVer Card). According to the "How it Works Section of the Site" GolVerCard is a payment system linked to real gold & silver stored in your account. [...]

By | 2016-02-22T13:47:26+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Business|2 Comments