What to do about DISRUPTION?

Why don’t established successful companies acquire startups that create or implement new technology that threatens to cause disruption?

This is a great question. Continue reading “What to do about DISRUPTION?”

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!”

Interested in Starting Your Own Business

Written by Jamie Irvine | 5-minute read

Starting your own business is a noble goal as it provides you with the platform to create and accomplish amazing things. It is also a journey that is full of danger and adventure.

If you’re really serious about starting your own business then I invite you to allow me to be your guide on this journey. Let’s get started. Continue reading “Interested in Starting Your Own Business”

Get Out of Your Own Way and Profit

We often spend a lot of time worrying about what our competitors are doing. We genuinely think that our competitors represent the greatest risk to our companies.

When we look at our P & L we think sales are too low, costs are too high, and profit is elusive so we blame competitors, the market conditions, globalization, and other external factors.

What if I told you that the largest threat to your business was ALWAYS internal? Continue reading “Get Out of Your Own Way and Profit”

How to Get More Done Every Day (2-minute read)

Everyone is busy. Everyone is overloaded with information.

What can you do to get more done every day? Continue reading “How to Get More Done Every Day (2-minute read)”

Addicted to Change in Business and Life (4-minute read)

Learn how to focus on one idea at a time and achieve massive results.

Over the years I have observed that while some people are very resistant to change other people are addicted to it. They regularly end and start relationships, buy and sell vehicles, move, change jobs, and chase one business idea after another.

Change can be refreshing, logical, and a productive exercise. Yet this constant search for new opportunities can also be driven more by discontent with one’s current situation than a calculated fact-based decision to achieve better results.

Changing your external situation to solve an internal problem is a strategy that is doomed to fail which ironically leads to more change and the cycle repeats itself. If you find yourself in this cycle in your career, business, or even your life what is the answer? Continue reading “Addicted to Change in Business and Life (4-minute read)”