Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Social Media

Recently I bought a book called, Facebook Marketing for Dummies. Yes, I am a dummy when it comes to electronic media and many other things.

I have realized our world is changing and the way we market our businesses is changing every day. If we are going to have a successful business, we must adapt. With the invent of social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkin, Blogs, Google, web sites, I Pads, smart phones and every other new method to get your word out about your company or product, it is important we stay on top of these new marketing instruments.

These tools are increasingly becoming a part of society and for us to reach new customers we either die or make them part of our businesses. Every major brand and company is now using these new marketing methods.

There is only one way to get involved with the electronic age and that is to get in and do it. Like Nike says, “Just Do It!” Read, take classes, search the internet, ask questions and start using the new, helpful marketing knowledge you have at your finger tips.

If you really want to be a business owner and an entrepreneur, forget the old ways to market and change with the times. If you do it right, you can be an overnight success story.

If you want to stay with the old world, you might as well prepare for an early retirement for that is where you might end up sooner than you want to be.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Listen to the Billionaires

Get advice from Billionaires on how to become rich. Don’t listen to the college professor making 75k a year, the attorney making 150k or the banker making 100k. Why listen to someone who has never ventured out of their comfort zone. Listen to someone who has been there and done it.

Click here to hear from some billionaires:

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Going Nowhere!

Shortly after beginning a journey, Alice reaches a fork in the road and asks the Cheshire Cat:

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to go,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where,” said Alice. “Then…it doesn’t matter which way you go…” said the Cat. “….so long as I get SOMEWHERE.” Alice quickly added as an explanation.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that.” said the Cat. “If you only walk long enough.”

- Lewis Carroll (Alice In Wonderland)

If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which direction you need to take, you’ll get to nowhere too late..

We should all decide where we want to be in life, otherwise we will wonder around aimlessly. Set your goals, spiritually, physically, educationally, financially and then when you come to the fork in the road you will know which path to take.

Entrepreneurs are goal setters and are doers, not talkers.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Get good Advice

Good ADVICE can save you time and money and poor advice can kill a good idea before it even begins. Be careful to whom you listen and from whom you seek advice.

This is America. Every one of us bright-eyed, individualistic, intelligent, proud Americans have one common trait, i.e., “We believe we know everything”. Myself included, just ask me!

Too often, candidates take advice from well-intended individuals who know nothing about the business you might be investigating. Make sure the person to whom you listen knows what they are talking about.

The Bank President who gave me my SBA loan to start the Pro Image stated, “This is not going to work. You cannot sell enough hats to pay back this loan and expect me to take your house within a year or two.”

I did pay off the loan within 2 years.

Get advice from someone who has been there and done it. Don’t just take advice from any friend, brother, sister, parent, accountant, attorney or bank president, unless they have been there and done it themselves. If you want to become a millionaire, ask the self made millionaire.

I love the quote from Bill Gates for he sums it up very well how he achieved success. “We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.”