Which Comes First: Plan or Pitch?

It’s not exactly the same as the chicken or the egg, but it has some similarities. I get this question a lot lately, so I decided...

4 Simple First Steps to Business Success

So you have taken the initial step: To make your business dreams, a reality. The next step would be to make your business stand...

Tips for Being a Fitness and Nutrition Entrepreneur

If you are looking for a fairly easy startup idea with big earning potential, consider the health, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss industry.

7 Shortcuts That Can Kill a Startup Business

Starting a new business is not an informal process, and should never be treated like a hobby between friends. Unfortunately, as a startup advisor...

Exiting Your Business is a Process, Not a Mystery

Nora Chapman’s story was typical of most business owners who have made the tough decision to leave their companies. At age 54, she was...

7 Keys to Making a Micro-Business Your Success Path

In the last few years, I’ve heard more and more about a new type of small business, called a “micro-business” (or micro-enterprise). These are...

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating a Solid Business Plan

In order to create a successful company, you need a solid business plan. Some people try to skip this step and jump right into...

Top 7 Tips for Individuals Starting a Pharmacy Business

Many people are tired of the chain pharmacies and want more of a personal feeling. With a small, independent pharmacy business, the pharmacists can get to know their clients, and the clients can feel a bit more confident that they are being taken care of. So how does someone start a pharmacy business?

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Location for Your Business

When deciding where to locate your startup, there are a number of factors to consider. With no clear right or wrong answer, I've put together a list of questions to ask yourself when choosing a location for your startup.

Consultant Andy Erickson on Consulting

Consultant Andy Erickson shares his journey from voluntarily leaving the safety of his management job at Boeing to his role today as a contract management consultant.

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