Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career often think about their second or third career move being to their own home. People who have been part of the traditional nine-to-five work… Continue reading

3 Steps to Realistic Sales Goals

Q: How do I set realistic sales goals for my employees? A: John Doerr, co-president of Rain Group, a sales training and consulting firm in Framingham, Mass., offers this approach. Determine your company’s goals. “The toughest thing for entrepreneurs to ask is, ‘All right, if I get to this level, will I be happy?’ The first step is to figure out where you are and… Continue reading

8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

Money of course isn’t everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of “success” is different. Here’s mine: “Success is making those that believed in you look brilliant.” For me, money doesn’t matter all that much, but I’ll confess, it did at one time (probably because… Continue reading

Email Is the Best Way to Reach Millennials

With $200 billion in annual buying power by 2017, Millennials have become every brand’s coveted customer. But what’s the best way to reach them?  The answer is email. For all the talk of email being dead — Too much noise! Too much spam! Too many distractions! Snapchat! — email remains the standard for digital communication. In fact, Millennials check email more… Continue reading

5 Cool Things You Can Do With Customer Feedback

Time was when getting feedback from a customer was a process so complex, it was akin to getting blood out of a stone. Thankfully, we don’t live in those times. Today, not only is feedback nothing more than an email away, but customers actively come to you with suggestions and ideas. In fact, theylove sharing their insights with you because they understand… Continue reading