It's a good time again to take the plunge - start that new business NOW!

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 11:16AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

   A lot of positive things are happening in our economy now.  Consumers are saving more, spending more, and everybody is more focused on buying from local businesses that provide something special: greatvalue...great service before and after the sale...........and a committment from that small local business to do whatever it can to better their local community. Think outside the box, figure out what your local community needs.

The times are good and continue to get better......give it a real shot now! 

When will wannabe entrepreneurs wise up?

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 06:24PM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

   It never fails to amaze me.....entrepreneurs sucked in by get rich quick multi-level marketing schemes where almost every new entrepreneur really is brain washed into believing that this pitch will really result in some real profits for them.   It turns out only the seller of the scheme makes money and the entrepreneur only makes less than minimum wage when it is all said and done. Is it really that hard to figure out that this pitch will only work with people who really believe in us and trust us and that no stranger will bite at the weak pitch that most multi-level marketing products providers use?

Network,network & network some more!

Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 07:49AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

 Your need to get the word out about you and your business never stops. If you don't have time because you are too busy-great! Hire a clone & get that person to keep your word out on the street OR maybe it is time to hire an employee and outsouce some of your most tedious work. 

2011 - A Make or Break Year for Your Business

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010 at 08:34AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

                  Most small businesses have bounced back from the last few dismal recession-filled years of doing business. For the most part, only those business owners who refuse to change their business model to deal with the new way of doing business are still suffering. If your business has a poor web site or you still don't collect email addresses or engage in inexpensive email marketing campaigns, you are missing the boat big -time and your ship could sink in the near future.

                  With 2011 fast approaching, it is time for all of us to resolve to make the new year "OUR YEAR" and relight that fire in our bellies that made our business click in the past. If you need to get up to speed....find an experienced consultant who will guide you to your best year ever. 

One on One Networking -Are you any good at it?

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 04:49AM by Registered CommenterEarl L. Sigmund | CommentsPost a Comment

                 It's not much different than a blind date- but it does take skill to win a person over. Many of such meetings are a complete waste of time if it all boils down to a real lenghthly pitch on one side or the other. Hopefully, the other party picks up the check. If it's only coffee, the person may not be really  interested in your business, only getting in another pitch that day. If the person starts the pitch on you early on, it's a bad sign- THEN you should order expensive if the person seems not to be listening to your pitch or whatever you are talking about. If it seems a waste of time to you, it probably is- ask for the check!