Here is a great business start up reading list from Business Insider. How many of these have you read? What is the best one you’ve read?1. “Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable” by Seth Godin2. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” by Stephen R. Covey3. “You Already […]
Find the Right Hive
I just returned from a trip to Chicago, my former home. I was back to attend the International Housewares Show and check out the most recent kitchen and housewares for my shop.I’ve exhibited at a number of trade shows, including NYNOW and Atlanta International Gift and love the energy at a good show. Believe it […]
Affordable Healthcare Act: Will It Lead to More Entrepreneurs?
I recently read a really interesting article in the NY Times Magazine about how the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) could lead to an explosion in entrepreneurs. If you know anyone that has remained at a job they hate just to keep health insurance, you’ll understand.Once freed from the pressure of maintaining employer-provided health insurance, many […]
You Must Have A Plan
One area I constantly struggle with is planning. With my first business, I was able to plan in small increments (ie: if I had a trade show coming up, I designed my catalog in advance and had samples ready), but I did not plan so well beyond say, 90 days. This led me to world […]