Turning One-Time Customers into Repeat Customers

The success of a business, especially a service-oriented business, depends on turning one-time customers into repeat customers. Increasing customer loyalty is the best way to ensure continued growth and success, even through slow economic times. There are several ways to increase customer loyalty, and most of them are easy and inexpensive. Here are a few Read more about Turning One-Time Customers into Repeat Customers[…]

Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

What creates a successful entrepreneur? There are many factors which play in the overall success of those that pursue their dreams of starting their own business but are there any common characteristics which can be viewed across the board? Perhaps you’re within your own pursuit of becoming an entrepreneur or just want to get the Read more about Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs[…]

Why You Should Drive Instead of Fly for Your Next Vacation or Business Trip

If you’re planning on a trip in 2011, whether it’s for vacation or business, if you possibly can you should drive instead of fly. As flying, particularly in America, has become one of the most expensive and most invasive ways to travel (have you had a TSA agent with his hands down your pants yet?), Read more about Why You Should Drive Instead of Fly for Your Next Vacation or Business Trip[…]

Reasons Why Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility is Good for Business

Voluntary corporate responsibility can be a win-win situation all around if strategically planned. Not only can a corporation help out the local communities in which they do business in, but also help themselves out in the process. Establishing a home base in a community strengthens the local economy and, as a result, creates jobs and Read more about Reasons Why Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility is Good for Business[…]

Should I Start a Business for Money?

Driven by greed, power and dominance over marketplaces, many entrepreneurs set upon their quest to riches with only one thing in mind: profits. It’s a fact that a business that’s not able to generate a profit will eventually be scattered amongst the countless dreams of other entrepreneurs but is that all that should be the Read more about Should I Start a Business for Money?[…]

Achieving Life Balance as an Entrepreneurial Mom

  The fact a woman has ovaries and the ability to bear little people can make life very complicated when she has the desire to own a business. What can be even more challenging is all the advice people have for the entrepreneurial mom. After a while, hearing people talk about time management can feel Read more about Achieving Life Balance as an Entrepreneurial Mom[…]

Work Smart, Not Hard, the Entrepreneurial Way, by Pat Mackaronis

The following is a guest post from Pat Mackaronis, director of business development for New York City social network startup Brabble. For further reading on Pat’s ideas, please check out Home Business Mag’s piece Patrick Mackaronis Reveals Six Options for Ideal Startup Investment. You’ve heard that saying all through out your life, “Work Smarter, not harder,” Read more about Work Smart, Not Hard, the Entrepreneurial Way, by Pat Mackaronis[…]

MBA Entrepreneurship: Why is it a Rare Commodity?

Before I attended business school, I knew that MBA entrepreneurship was a rare commodity, but I didn’t know why. Now, having attended B-school, I have a few theories about why so few business students want to start their own businesses. This piece is not intended as a criticism of business school; instead, I simply mean Read more about MBA Entrepreneurship: Why is it a Rare Commodity?[…]

Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs are always filled with great enthusiasm with respect to the prospects of making a great success in their business venture. However, as they proceed, they will invariably realise how tedious and challenging their tasks are. Upon this awareness, they might get tensed up or discouraged. There are a few tips that will ensure Read more about Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs[…]

8 Differences Between Traditional Businessmen and Entrepreneurs: A Guest Post by Patrick Mackaronis

The following is a guest post from Brabble Director of Business Development Patrick Mackaronis. The difference between traditional businessmen and entrepreneurs is not huge-it could be a thin-line yet a defining one. If checked deeply, there is a difference between traditional businessmen and entrepreneurs. In this article, we will discuss these differences point-wise. Entrepreneurs love to Read more about 8 Differences Between Traditional Businessmen and Entrepreneurs: A Guest Post by Patrick Mackaronis[…]