In Plain Sight Behind Closed Doors

In Plain Sight Behind Closed Doors

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chief in an exciting National Football League playoff game, sending them to the AFC Championship match up against the New England Patriots. After the game, Head Coach Mike Tomlin gave a rousing speech to his team; full of praise for their efforts and encouraging them to now move on and pull off the upset of the favored Patriots team the next week.

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Entrepreneur Series Lesson 1: Being Undercapitalized

Entrepreneur Series Lesson 1: Being Undercapitalized

It’s always exciting to think about the idea of having your own new start up. You hear about stories where entrepreneurs started with just $300 and a cardboard box and then turned their business into millions. In reality, having worked with many types of business owners, the first mistake made by most is simply not having enough capital or access to capital while growing your business.

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Entrepreneur Series Lesson 2: Incorrectly Pricing Your Product Or Service

In the first year of a start up operation, there is a great focus of energy from the new business owner on client acquisition. Gaining new customers opens the floodgates for the generations of revenue to pay the bills of the business. However, one of the tough lessons learned by young owners is not thinking clearly though pricing out the services of your business correctly.

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5 Business Lessons From Donald Trump

Which person in the White House will Donald Trump fire first if he is elected President of The United States? A few weeks ago, I was able to watch a piece of Donald Trump’s coming out party announcing his candidacy for President. Whether you like Donald Trump or you don’t like Donald Trump, you have to admire his uncanny ability to be savvy about using all outlets possible to build the riches of his empire. Trump golf course. Trump hotels. Trump water. It never ends. Here are five business lessons that all business owners can learn from Donald Trump. (more…)

The KISS Principle

The KISS Principle

Today it is more complicated than ever for the average investor to really understand how to pick a mutual fund. Most novices may choose a fund if it has a 4-star or 5-star ranking. Or they decide to pick a fund because they did a Google search for best returns and then select one from the top of list. The truth is, most investors today would be lucky if they could name one or two actual positions that their mutual fund owns if they were asked. In my opinion fund companies could become more friendly if they used the Keep It Simple Stupid principle. (more…)