Someone recently asked, “How can you easily get rich?”

Is getting rich ever easy?

No.

What is the most direct path to becoming rich? Continue reading “Someone recently asked, “How can you easily get rich?””

Is being underestimated a competitive advantage?

Written by Jamie Irvine | 2.5-minute read

Is being underestimated a competitive advantage?

Yes, I believe so. Continue reading “Is being underestimated a competitive advantage?”

Could You Start a Business with $700?

Starting a business with $700

 I started my dream business in 2009 and all of a sudden…

Tens of thousands of dollars was just gone. I only had $700 left. My family was at risk, I owed $1200 for rent in two weeks.  I was angry at my foolishness and my arrogance, “why did I think I could be an entrepreneur?” Continue reading “Could You Start a Business with $700?”

HOW TO DO SOCIAL SELLING THE RIGHT WAY & THEN SCREW IT ALL UP!

Written by Jamie Irvine | 3-minute read

This week I met with a supplier.

My roles, as both a Sales Professional and an Entrepreneur, allow me to often be on “both sides of the desk” as it were in sales situations.

As the potential customer for this supplier, I observed several things that I thought were interesting and reminded me of how to do it, and simultaneously how NOT to do it.  Continue reading “HOW TO DO SOCIAL SELLING THE RIGHT WAY & THEN SCREW IT ALL UP!”

4 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur

Written by Jamie Irvine | 4-minute read

In this crazy world we live in, every day we produce more and more information, and 90 % of that information is unstructured. In 1992, 100 GB of data was produced each day online. It is projected that by 2018 we will be producing 50,000 GB per second!

To say that there is a lot of opinion and misinformation out there would be an understatement.

What happens to a business owner, to an entrepreneur with a dream, when they try to get the information they need to make their business a great success? Continue reading “4 Myths About Being an Entrepreneur”

Can you sell your business for a profit? (Part 2)

Written by Jamie Irvine | 8-minute read

Thank you to my valued audience for your positive feedback on my original article “Can you sell your business for a profit?” Due to the overwhelming popularity of the article and the requests from several readers to make this a 2-part series I am happy to add this second article.

The Tactical Work of Building a Business That Can Be Sold

In the first part of this article, we talked about the end result, selling your business. Now we will discuss what you must do tactically to build a business that someone else wants to buy. Continue reading “Can you sell your business for a profit? (Part 2)”

Can you sell your business for a profit? (Part 1)

Written by Jamie Irvine | 5-minute read

Not everyone wants to sell their business, in this article, we will discuss why building your business so that it can be sold, not that it must be sold, is the important final piece to building a great business.

Many people I talk to struggle with this concept.

I should start here by saying that not everyone wants to sell their business and that’s okay. Some people want to build legacy businesses that they will pass on to family members, others plan on working till they die because they love what they do, and I say, “each to their own”. However, even if you do not ever plan to sell your business, building your business so that it CAN be sold is what is important.

Let me tell you a true story. Continue reading “Can you sell your business for a profit? (Part 1)”