Growing Your Business - Business Ideas

Once you have an idea, growing that initial seed to a working business model, and more importantly, operating business is hard. Fortunately, there are many tools and services to help you do just that. Idea management is the idea of managing the creation of ideas and nurturing them into projects similar to how sales management systems track people from initial prospect to paying customer to after-sales support. Business Idea management exists in large companies already who are fostering innovation to find the next big thing or avoid stagnation







How the GOP Tax Plan Helps Small Businesses

President Trump has been cutting tons of regulations that strangled businesses of all sizes. Now he’s put out a tax plan to make America great again. The objective is improving the economy, generating new jobs that get people off unemployment and long-term disability in lieu of welfare and earning enough to pay down the national […]

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How to Hire for Productivity and Not Ego

There is a certain status associated with having an assistant. It suggests you are important, since you have one, just as the head of a department or company has at least one secretary or administrative assistant. However, too many people hire assistants out of ego and don’t know how to use assistants to actually improve […]

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The Steps to Turn Your Idea into Reality

Ideas are a dime a dozen, which is why you can come up with so many in a brainstorm. You should then vet these ideas for plausibility and practicality before you launch it. How can you tell the viable ideas from the implausible ones? First, recognize that ideas are simply ideas. All of them are […]

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The Key Principles for Business Success

Why do some business owners succeed and seem to do well no matter what they do? This isn’t due to great ideas, which are so commonly undelivered that it has become a trope. Instead, it is due to key principles that business owners abide by. They check their decisions against these principles, preventing themselves from […]

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You Have Your Great Idea – Now What?

That’s just the start of the PR, and it doesn’t even begin the process of serving customers. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. What should you do? We held an online question and answer session with business owners who found themselves overwhelmed to ask them what they did, so you know what to do – […]

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A Word of Warning about Crowdfunding Sites

Before you jump onto a crowdsourcing website to fund your idea, you need to be aware of the risk to your intellectual property. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are growing in popularity because they let you seek funding from a large number of people, a crowd. You have an idea, outline the logistics […]

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How to Come Up With Your Ultimate Business Idea

Finding your niche as a business owner, something that capitalizes on market demand and your skillsets or know-how, is a challenge. Here are several ways to come up with the ultimate business idea that is right for you. The first step of this process is to stop trying to be original. Unless you’ve figured out […]

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Getting Useful Feedback Back for Your Business Ideas

One of the worst mistakes a business owner can make is being surrounded by yes-men, people who always agree with you for fear of being punished for being the bearer of good news. Or they may agree with you in order to retain a position in your inner circle. What you need most, however, are […]

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How to Spot Bad Business Ideas

When you’re coming up with a constant stream of ideas or receive a proposal, how do you tell the good ideas from the bad ideas? How do you know if the idea is worth pursuing or should be ignored? We asked several experts their opinions. Gonalo de Vasconcelos, founder of crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room, gave […]

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What Is a Good Method for Generating Good Ideas?

There are stories of people coming up with great ideas due to random events, but you can’t rely on chance to run your business. What is a good, formal method for generating good business ideas? There are steps you can take to keep the creative idea generation going. First, let anyone in the company think […]

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