Tag: small businesses

How Freaks Can Be Great Entrepreneurs

July 8th, 2016   •   no comments   

Why Freaks Make Great Entrepreneurs

Chris Brogan (above) is a freak. And a very successful one too.

Author of numerous bestselling books on social media and influencer marketing, including The Impact Equation, Chris has consulted with huge companies like Disney, Microsoft, Coke and Google, and is the publisher of Owner Magazine. He has also sold multi-million dollar companies, and amassed huge followings on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
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Roadside MBA: Lessons from Small Businesses

April 20th, 2016   •   no comments   

The Roadside MBA

I love traveling. I love David versus Goliath tales. And I enjoy reading about business strategies.

Put this together and what have we got? The Roadside MBA by economics and business professors Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer and Scott Schaefer.

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The Lean Startup: Book Review

April 17th, 2013   •   5 comments   

The Lean Startup

Creators of new products in environments of extreme uncertainty, startups face enormous risks.

In the US, about 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years. Insufficient capital, over investment, and low sales are just some of the reasons leading to this sobering statistic.

As a startup owner, what can you do to “growth hack” your business and improve your chances of success?

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Boosting the Productivity of SME Retailers

March 26th, 2013   •   1 comment   

If only the crowds will come without a sale!

Oh the woes of the SME retail sector in Singapore. I’m sure you’ve read or heard about them.

Demanding consumers. Price competition. Sky high rentals. Relentless staff turnover (up to 300% a year in extreme cases). Difficulty in hiring. Competition from big chains. Rising utility costs. Increasing costs of goods. Growing transportation costs.
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The E-Myth Revisited – Book Review

March 5th, 2013   •   no comments   

The e-Myth revisited book review

Are you a struggling entrepreneur trying to juggle it all, but find it a tremendous challenge?

Well, perhaps it’s time for you to stop, take a step back, critically evaluate where your business is going, and read The E-Myth Revisited.
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An Alluring Afternoon of Artisans and Artists

February 12th, 2012   •   no comments   

Keepers II

Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I attended the second Keepers event hosted by Carrie K Artisan Jewellery thanks to the invitation of Geri and her gang at linea Communications. Themed “Aspects of Love” in time for Valentine’s Day, the showcase featured various artisans and “bespoke” businesses with products ranging from visual art, design, champagne, desserts, poetry and jewellery.

Keepers II
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