Does the term “starving entrepreneur” apply to your entrepreneurial journey? You are putting in hours of work and sacrificing so much but have yet to reap any rewards for your continuous efforts. Everyone tells you to just give it up and get a “real job” but you refuse to give in to such notions. You know your carefully crafted work will eventually catch the eye of the public and you will get the due recognition you deserve. Besides struggling is the ultimate threshold for an entrepreneur and is almost like a rite of passage in order to be accepted. Read More The Starving Entrepreneur
You know the saying, “Only the strongest survive,” well it is absolutely true. This world has always been competitive but present day and moving forward, it is ultra competitive. Just look at the job market. Teenagers are competing with middle-aged, work experienced adults for the same jobs. Look at higher education. Higher education is becoming mandatory for a good life but such results are not guaranteed and the cost are insanely expensive. We all want the best but getting such quality can be very difficult in today’s climate. Not to say it cannot be done, it is just that only the strongest and toughest of the tough grasp such a level. Read More Only the Strongest Survive
The Super Bowl is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event in American sports. Athletes dream of one day competing in and winning the Super Bowl, cities rejoice at the opportunity to host the Super Bowl and companies spend big money to be promoted during the Super Bowl. Besides being an exhibition of the 2 best teams in the National Football League, it is a huge money generator. The Super Bowl is an event were the best of the best want to participate within and around it and have the opportunity to be associated with the brand. Besides money though the Super Bowl is about football right? So, what does it take for a person/ team to become of Super Bowl caliber? Read More Are You Super Bowl Caliber?
Alabama had a pretty large margin of winning based on early predictions prior to their National Championship Game. The “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame though wanted to prove they had a fighting chance against their heavily favored opponent. In the end they failed miserably and the outcome further proved Alabama’s dominance. How did Notre Dame allow such a crushing defeat, when they wanted so bad to prove they were no overly matched underdog and up for the challenge? Read More Succumbing to the Challenge: Are You Notre Dame vs. Alabama
The marketplace in which many businesses operate within has become fiercely competitive due to the decreased consumption patterns of consumers. As consumers become more hesitant about how their money is spent businesses likewise mimic the same behavioral patterns. The problem with this though is that businesses cannot operate in this manner because it does not resonate well with consumers. As a business you operate in order to make a profit; consumers consume in order to satisfy specific needs and wants. If consumers feel that they are being given low quality products and services they transition their consuming patterns elsewhere. Businesses on the other hand cannot just reposition their consumer base instantly without suffering numerous setbacks which can be very costly. This means that businesses must truly create value for their consumers especially during these challenging times in order to remain competitive amongst the varying options competitors present to consumers. Read More Creating Value For Your Consumers
Lately I have been noticing that some opposing players within what I call the thought leaders of the entrepreneurial community have been stifling others that they view as competitors. I say this because it seems like they do not like others sharing their own knowledge and information to what they view as “their audience”. Instead of letting the audience hear ideas and produce conversation from varying perspectives, they block out anyone promoting theories opposing their own. Maybe they fear those they view as considerable competition, maybe they want the audience to focus only on what they have to offer; whatever the reason it pushes me to want to strategically outwit them at their game of checkers by playing a masterful game of chess. Read More Competition is Fierce
It is July 4th; fireworks are being exploded, barbeques are being cooked and people are enjoying the holiday as a whole. Today is supposed to represent a day of independence but does the concept of the day still apply in our present state of affairs? America is in a dismal state and most people who live within its boundaries reflect this sentiment. The independence we are celebrating seems to be a farce since our future independence as a leading nation is in danger. Read More Does July 4th Still Represent America’s Independence?