Entries by Earl L. Sigmund (52)

Own Your Own Business? It's all about making YOU happy!

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 07:40AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

  Dreaming about starting your own business - you are not alone. More people today are starting their own new businesses in record numbers. In the 5 counties that comprise the Delaware Valley area an average of over 250 new businesses are legally setup every week. It's not a craze - it's an epidemic as more and more people with regular W2 jobs are being displaced by the on line shopping revolution headed by Amazon. The recent closures of large retailers like Toys R Us, Macy's, and numerous others have left millions wondering where there next paycheck will come from. With technology the way it is -big corporations have no choice  but to shed bodies wherever possible and rely more on computers & robots to survive and thrive.

    But what does this all this change have to do with my happiness?- plenty. Starting a new business just because you think or heard it will make a lot of money will doom most of these startups with failure. Not picking a business to start that you do not truly like or learn to love is what I think is the number 1 reason for new business failures. You need to be passionate and make others feel passionate about you and your business service or product or they will not buy your product or service -  The game is up - Plain and simple you are doomed from day 1.......                     

Current Pet Peeves of mine..........

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 08:34AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

things that people do that are annoying to me....

1) My "Mailbox is Full" when you call a person back who just called you....

2) People using text messages for a many person event instead of emails - I think text messages are for more important things.

3) People that want to meet with you on a certain day per an email, but do not respond to you when you tell them the times that day that you are available.

4) People that do not keep up with important current events or announcements that impact their life in a large way.    

PROCRASTINATION - a real business killer that strikes every day!

Posted on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 08:12AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment




 He who waits to make changes and try new things to keep their business alive and kicking waits much too long! Especially you mom & pops out there. Read, study, look at the business world around you and take note- Then Take ACTION!

   On line Sales ...Drone Delivery...Stores Shuttering around you- What more do you need to see to get you off your rump and fight back!

  I think most small business overestimate the loyality of their cusstomers. It takes just one good buying experience to make your customer leave you - not just for now, but for ever.

   Get some outsider with some real business growth experience to step inside your business, analyze what's going on - and make some shocking suggestions to you. Yes suggestions you do not want to hear or believe - but these revelations are probably true and you need to take the bad news seriously....

   Advise does cost money - but it is much cheaper than the cost to shut down a business.


The Need For Business Plans is Growing!

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 08:39AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

**NEWS FLASH *********


1) For the FIRST TIME since the recent resession ended, business startups are EXCEEDING business failures


2) There has been a 50% increase in the number of individuals in the process of starting their own business ( was 8% of the population ...now the figure is 12% )



So if you need funding, or need to convince someone to join your firm - An undated business plan will be needed!

You say you want to get together- but you lack the required basic communication skills!

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 07:19AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

   Sometimes small business owners just amaze me. Your business is obviously small,l and I want to hear or see more .......but you are so DISORGANIZED that you just lose my information or trust your mind to remember to contact me. Your desk looks like a fan just blew all the papers around in a pile. You don't sit at the of end of a busy day and PLAN what you need to do and when to do it.  Your business will fail...it's just a matter of time. Communicate something to me- I am your interested prospect ...I will only wait so long!            

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