Business Ownership For People With Disabilities And Veterans: Finding A Loyal Customer Base

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This article was written by guest blogger, Erica Francis.  There are many steps involved in building a successful business and it is key during the development stage to pick a business that will have the potential to grow and be successful. Part of this process is doing the research to ensure that there is a need for the business and a solid customer base available, and for those entrepreneurs who are veterans or people living with disabilities, there are some valuable opportunities available that can improve the odds of success. Look for resources to guide you in your efforts In … Read More

Do You Want To Sell Sugar Water or Change The World?

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Steve Jobs was always connected with great work

Steve Jobs was always connected with great work. He had little tolerance for people who did not strive for excellence. I have been reading and enjoying Ken Segall’s new book, “Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity.” Ken, worked for Steve and Apple. In the book he gives two accounts of the mind of Steve Jobs at work. “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” This is what Steve Jobs asked Pepsi executive John Sculley to lure him to Apple. On another … Read More

Night Time Meditations

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Night Time Meditations

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything. ― Warren Buffett “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” Warren Buffett “I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.” Warren Buffett … Read More

How Productive Can You Be?

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A Heart to Love Ministries is a Nicaraguan ministry that has built a cutting edge orphanage. With twenty-five kids and many volunteers it has a multipurpose farm. One is to produce food that will feed those in the orphanage. The farm grows 1000 yucca plant such as this one. The yucca is a nutritious vegetable that is the roots of the plant. This one plant feeds the orphanage for one day. How creative and productive does God want you to be? Can you begin today in the creative plan that God desires to work through you?

Do You Hate Talking On The Phone?

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Are you like me who hates talking on the phone? I am not alone. Many people are! As a person who was a severe stutterer most of my adult life, talking on the phone, is no less scary than a terrorist attack. The internet has isolated us to one computer, no people, and the laziness of a text or a chat. For much of the world, the telephone has become a hindrance, a distraction, and a time waster. Reading the articles by millionaire and businessman Grant Cardone, he stresses the essentialness of the telephone becoming your best friend. Grant has written an … Read More

The Supply and Demand of Information

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Gary Vaynerchuck is a mentor. Not only is he the consummate Mr. Hustle. He is a great marketer with a keen insight into catching future market trends before they occur. Shane Snow in his book, “Smart Cuts “calls this the uncanny ability to spot the wave that is forming, before anyone else. I listened to one of Gary’s keynote addresses in which he discusses the economic model of supply and demand. When demand exceeds the supply of a product, it becomes scarce, driving its price up. Conversely, when demand becomes less than the supply, and the product is in abundance, … Read More

Marketers Are Liars, Because People Let Them Be!

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The Essential Entrepreneur

I am a reading a book by  marketing genius, Seth Godin, entitled, All Marketers Are Liars. Within its pages, Godin explains the power of framing something that will appeal to a specific worldview and marketing it. One does not market particularly what is right or what is truthful, but what people want to hear. The outcome is that framing things which are lies, but that a certain market wants to hear, is effective. Politicians are experts at marketing catch phrases that people buy. Instead of using “gun bans,” use “firearm safety.” Bingo, the change of  frame has sold your story. … Read More

The Business Seminar

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This seminar can be hosted at your home, business, church, Bible group, youth, and college group. If given locally in the South Florida area, this seminar is offered as an individual seminar. Outside of the Florida area, we provide it as part of a weekend training package. The recommended time is from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday. You may provide lunch, or attendees can visit nearby restaurants. Seminars are free of charge, but a love offering is suggested. Bringing your computers is highly recommended. Call us at 305.299.0633, contact us on social media, or by email at citvnet@gmail.com, to … Read More