Blog Archive: Business Building

Why Most People Fail at Their Goals

Your end-of-year inbox is probably soon to be crammed with tips for end of the year and New Year goal-setting. Many are feel-good, rah-rah types of messages which are fun to read, but about as helpful as the endless “inspirational” infographics that flood your Facebook feed. And many are so generic, they were probably copied from straight from Oprah—they make you feel bad about your life while you are reading about how someone came out of nowhere and is now making 6 figures in their business. They usually leave out the fact that the person has really been working hard for the past 3 years and only got traction this year.

By Michele A Scism

What You Can Do Now To Increase Your Cash Flow

I recently spoke with a new student about his business. Prior to joining our Business School, John experienced a tremendous decrease in revenue.

Despite putting his best face forward, he was stressed and not taking a salary.

He was worried – as anyone would be – about how to rebuild and get his cash flow back to where it used to be.

By Fabienne Fredrickson

How To Know When It’s Time To Fire Yourself

Think of yourself as the two distinct roles that you play in your business – business owner and employee.

Personality #1: You as Business Owner/CEO.

Does being overwhelmed, unfocused, a slow decision maker and super busy describe you, as CEO?

By Krista Martin

How to Make Money During the Holidays Without Creating Anything New

Halloween has become the unofficial start of the *long* holiday season. The day after Halloween, all of the pumpkins and Halloween candy will be replaced by Christmas trees and candy canes. Love it or hate it, we are in the home stretch of 2015. Was it a good year for you?

By Michele A Scism

Isolation is the Enemy of Wealth

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times.

Yet, over and over again I see entrepreneurs staying at home alone and trying to grow their businesses, without mentorship and community. It’s the number one thing I noticed at the Breakthrough Business Bootcamp – people really connecting with one another. There were smiles ear to ear. Enthusiasm was at its peak.

By Monica Shah

How To Create a Speaker Sheet

If I came to you today and asked you to speak in front of my large audience tomorrow – would you be ready?

One of the biggest pieces of being ready to speak – is having a prepared speaker sheet. In this podcast episode, I show you how to make a simple speaker sheet that will help you get your next speaking gig.

By Michele A Scism

Ready to Have Your Marketing Brochure Designed for just $5?

Fiverr is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for service. Fiverr’s basic services are $5. Yes, you can actually have a brochure designed for just $5!

By Karen Cappello

Sweet Child of Money

This is hilarious.

I can’t believe this happened.

My wife and I were in temple for the Jewish New Year.

Everyone was quiet, listening to the Rabbi talk. All of a sudden, out of nowhere this weird music started to go off.

By Justin Krane

The 6 Best Ways to Build Your Community in 2015

The number one thing you can do to succeed in your business is to start building your community. The world is changing so fast – technology gets outdated in an instant. The thing that will separate the winners and the losers in 2015 and beyond is the ability to build a community that matters. According to Peter Diamandis, in his book Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, we now live in a world where communities can grow exponentially. Don’t believe me? Think about Air bnb and Uber as example. Uber is one of the largest personal transportation companies in the world, and they don’t even own any cars.

By Michele A Scism

My Accounting Confession…

I have a confession to make. Even though I was in financial planning in my former business life, doing accounting has always been a chore for me. I have waited till the last minute to do my taxes each year, and it has taken me a good 10 hours to pull all of the information together and prepare for my annual appointment with my accountant.

By Karen Cappello

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