A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Confucius You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.   -Beverly Sills For every business that exists, has ever existed, there are thousands that never came to be.  Almost everyone I know has a little dream –…

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Did you ever wonder what happened to customer service?  Sometimes I think I’ll go crazy the next time I receive one of those automatic-response emails or hear, “dial one for technical services, dial two for international queries…” Where did all the human beings go? There are more people than ever inhabiting this planet.  More goods,…

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We’ve heard it before — If you do what you love, the money will come eventually, one way or another. As we mature in what can be a soul-wrenching cut-throat business environment, most of us lose faith in this hoped-for precept.  We learn to hedge our bets.  We have fall-backs.  We create a plan B, and…

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I bet you’ve heard the expression, “fake it until you make it.” In no uncertain terms am I advocating faking your expertise or fudging your credentials.  But, in terms of becoming business savvy, I’m slowly becoming a fan of this method.  Why?  A show if confidence is more important than any new entrepreneur can imagine.…

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So, you’re an expert.  What do you do now? Your home, your soapbox Before any money can be made, you have to hang your proverbial shingle.  On the internet, that means a website.  It’s your home base.  It’s where you send people to get all the information and bells and whistles about you.  And the…

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It’s absolutely never too late to grab hold, develop your expertise, and profit from what you enjoy. Beyond the obvious fears, the ever-changing technologies can make this task even more daunting. But the truth is that the internet can only help you develop and grow your expertise, as well as market and profit from it.

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When you need a plumber (or a hair stylist, specialist doctor or SEO expert for that matter), how do you go about finding one?  There’s the telephone book, of course, and these days even some plumbers have websites.  But who spends time flipping through the yellow pages anymore?  If you are like me you simply…

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