Staying Confident

Entrepreneurship is filled with ups and downs. Sometimes it can be difficult to stay confident when the end is not in sight and challenges do arise. Often the data about the businesses that fail is overwhelming and discouraging. So what

SMALL BIZ RESOURCE: Small Business Development Center Miami-Dade

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976. State designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance, the Florida SBDC Network has over 35 years of experience helping businesses start, grow and succeed. The

It’s All About Location

When it comes to the success of your small business, it may well turn out that it’s all about location. Based in part off of an article on CNNMoney, this post will focus on the importance of where you open

Creating Independent Employees

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying along the lines of “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” As a small

You Can Grow Your Business In Rough Times

About five years ago, the U.S. economy took a hit from which it is still trying to recover. Most businesses felt the effects of the hurt economy, and many businesses found themselves downsizing or closing altogether. Despite the rough times,

Organization at Your Business

Have you ever found yourself scrambling to find something at work, but it’s been swallowed up by other things? Have you been asked by a client or employee for a certain file or information but weren’t able to find it?

SMALLBIZ PROFILES: Terra Medicus Corp. – A Life Saving Business

Have you ever wondered what you would do if someone around you suddenly needed immediate medical attention, but you were the only one around to help at that time before medical help arrived? Are you interested in learning more about

Building Unity

Your small business is a team of people, and however large or small that team may be they should all be working toward a common goal. As a small business owner, in order to make your business as successful as

How To Be A Strong Leader At Work

A small business is often only as strong as its owner and management. As a small business owner, the way you act and present yourself directly affects your business’ success. Your energy and habits will be transferred to your employees

How Surveys Can Help Your Business

How do you know if you’re doing everything you can to make your business successful? It is often difficult to assess your own business because you have put so much effort into making it how you think it should be

Keeping It Simple

A business is all about its product, whether tangible or intangible. One thing that some business owners forget is to keep their product simple. What do I mean by this, and why is it so important? It is sometimes hard

Why I Am Going to Launch a Startup

As my readers know, I am an international business and immigration lawyer.  I have been doing that for the last several years and still enjoy it (most of the time).  Despite the great experiences that I have had as an

It’s Time to Celebrate

    There are a lot of reasons that people decide to start their own business.  Some are born out of necessity or a desire for change.  Others come as a solution to a need or problem.  Still more come

Coordinating Your Team’s Efforts

    One of my favorite distractions in life is sports.  I truly enjoy the competition, teamwork, triumph and hard work that is personified in the efforts of athletes and teams.  Critical to any athletic teams success is true leadership

How to Digest the News

    Right now there are probably thousands of new articles that you could read about everything that is going on in the world.  With this increase in access to information and understanding, it can sometimes be overwhelming to try

Finding Great Resources

    For many small business owners, it is sometimes difficult to know where to look for great resources to assist in the launch or development of their venture.   While the “treasure map” for those golden resources will be

One Person, One Community- Make a Difference

I have a strong belief that we all have the capacity to do great things but too often we let doubts or fears keep us from being great.  That is why I love reminders like the above video to show

Avoiding Distractions

  I think we all have stories of when we were children and we ate too much candy and became sick afterwards (Halloween anyone?).  We disregard the wisest course of action for an instantaneous pleasure.  True success comes when we

Three Ways to Improve Proficiency Today

    One of the major things that I see both in my own business practice as well as with many of my clients is the constant effort that is needed to improve proficiency.  Because proficiency is so important to

Persistence Wins the Prize

      I have seen this quote from Calvin Coolidge several times recently: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded

Three Ways to Monitor Business Legal Health

    Between my wife being a doctor and all the recent discussion on the recent Health Care bill and its impact on businesses and individuals, I have been thinking a lot about how treatment and care principles can be

Be Understanding

    Sometimes in life we get so caught up in the course that we are on, that we do not take the time to understand what we are doing and why we are doing it.  People get caught in

Your Community Needs You to Be a Leader

    It is always risky to discuss things like politics, sports and religion because there will almost always be those that will take an opposing viewpoint.  I think because of that fact, I have become increasingly more convinced that