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Prison Entrepreneurship Program Announces Class 18 Kick-off

Business Executives Encouraged to Attend and Volunteer Their Time and Expertise to Texas' Highly Successful Prison Re-Entry Program HOUSTON, July, 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), a business boot-camp that teaches qualified Texas prisoners real-world business skills so they may become productive members of the business community upon their release from incarceration, today ann ...

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The Future of MLM is Now

Today we live in a world of huge economic uncertainty. So-called “secure careers” have left people without stable income and wondering where to turn. There are many people that are struggling, who are either in foreclosure on their home – or getting ready to face foreclosure – and relying on credit cards for every day purchases. Most of us have been told that getting a degree and working for someone else wa ...

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US Entrepreneurship Climate Favorable, Bankruptcies Prevail

According to OECD report, US attitudes towards entrepreneurship are positive, though bankruptcy rates remain high. LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new data released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the US remains a very supportive environment for small businesses, though high failure rates represent a lasting concern. The report, Entrepreneurship ...

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Time Was Framed

Are you at war with time? Many business owners and executives find themselves shocked at the end of every work day by the fact that the day is over and their lists of high priority items are still incomplete. The excuses we give ourselves are always the same; “my time is just too unpredictable, “I ran out of time”, “there is not enough time”. The ironic thing about our surprise at the end of the day is that ...

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Developing the Business Plan

When I started my business one of the first pieces of advice I was given was to write a business plan – my initial reaction was really?  Then it was why? I am not seeking outside financing, I know in my mind how I want my business to flow and grow and I am a sole proprietor with no co-owners or partners.  My own reactions prompted me to investigate if everyone in business needs to develop a business plan.  ...

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Slow Down: How to gain productivity by respecting others

Life is busy, I get it. But do your clients? Let us dispel a myth right now. Being busy does not make you look more important than you really are. How many of us make a show of being busy in front of our clients, vendors and employees? We take a call in the middle of a conversation, just to tell the person on the other end that we are too busy to talk right now. We leave hurried instructions on a voice mail ...

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Commit to the Actions that Make You Money: Part Three

This is critical.  You may ‘know the material.’  But there is a huge gap between intellectually knowing something and owning it.  In order to own material or a method, you need to be committed enough to practice it into muscle memory.  What do I mean by muscle memory?  Not having to think about how to do something.  You can just do it. Remember when you learned to drive?  Did y0u just read a book, or watch ...

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Commit to the Actions that Make You Money: Part Two

You are going to have to accept that some days your business is just going to scare the crap out of you.  Just accepting that can be a relief.   It doesn’t give you permission to stop producing.  It just means it’s scary, you know it, you accept it, you go to work anyway…end of story.  That’s called action in the face of fear -- that is commitment. Stop measuring yourself by other peoples’ standards or acco ...

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Commit to the Actions that Make You Money: Part One

The first question is what are you committing to?  What’s your commitment to your business growth on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis?  Do you have a commitment for 2011 that you can break back down into action steps?  Do you know what you should be doing on any given day you ‘show up’ to your business to work?  Showing up and doing the things that expand your business and make you money, that’s wh ...

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American Dream

As business owners, executives, and employees, we have different motivations for what we do. The problem seems to be a general loss of purpose in most businesses today. What happened to our passion? To the American Dream? Did it ever really exist? With a resounding “yes,” the American Dream not only existed, it is still alive today. The real problem is we have settled into meritocracy brought on by a sense ...

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