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4 Factors for Successfully Starting Up a Small Business

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Author unknown Listen to this post! Click a player to hear George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. (Duration 4:25) iPhone/iPad/Mobile Podcast Player [haikuContinue Reading

How to Evaluate Your Small Business Startup Ideas

We’ve talked before about the importance of watching and listening to find your business idea. You should have a number of ideas after watching and listening. But ideas aren’t what you’re really after. Your ideas must be fleshed out to find your small business startup idea. You don’t need an idea. You need a greatContinue Reading

5 Ways to Start Your Own Business with Less Risk

So you want to start a business? But you’re not really a risk taker. What can you do? You might be surprised to know you’re not alone. The most successful entrepreneurs are excellent risk managers. So today we’ll talk about 5 ways to start your own business with less risk. Hear George & Mary-Lynn shareContinue Reading

3 Reasons We Have More Entrepreneurs and Why They are Not Hiring

The good news is the rate of startups hit a 15-year high in 2010. The bad news is they’re not hiring. This data comes from this year’s Kauffmann Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. They call this phenomenon “jobless entrepreneurship.” We don’t think this is a huge surprise. A lot of people are starting businesses because theyContinue Reading

Is Getting a Job Riskier Than Starting a Business?

We were recently walking through the retail business area of our campus – our campus “downtown” you might call it. In the middle of the main block, two storefronts in a row were boarded up. It’s a reminder that small businesses fail. The dreams of two or more entrepreneurs were unrealized. Lives were disrupted. MoneyContinue Reading

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