10 Qualities of the Self-Employed Mindset
Mindset plays a bigger role in entrepreneurial success than anything--how you process and react will drive you forward even when there seems to be no way forward. Continue Reading
10 Driving Distractions That Can Cost – Everything
Driving a car - a several ton mass of metal, plastic, rubber, and electronics - is serious business. It takes training, paying attention, experience and alertness. Getting behind the wheel can have a lasting impact on more than just yourself. Driver education courses in schools are doing a much bett Continue Reading
Should Christians “Play It Safe” In Life?
A couple of Sundays ago my wife and I watched the movie Christian Mingle (yes, so named after the dating website), on the UP Network. It was an excellent movie, in case you ever have a chance to see it. But there was a very brief exchange in the movie that got me thinking about a deeper issue - that Continue Reading
The Seven Steps to Customer Service For a Small Business
Out of Your Rut advises individual entrepreneurship. The scope of personal businesses is endless, but one changeless aspect – once you've taken the plunge – is customer service. You must learn that skill to be successful in a small business. In many cases it's even more vital than product select Continue Reading
Breaking through the Clutter: How to Attract Customers as a New Business
The rise of online businesses has made it difficult for all kinds of entrepreneurs to stand out. There are simply so many businesses competing for the attention of each consumer. There are many strategies and tools for overcoming this problem. In this article, we will review five of them that should Continue Reading
Preparing For <em>SEMI-Retirement</em>
While nearly everyone in the industrialized world is practically fixated on the importance of a comfortable retirement, reality may be heading in a very different direction. Semi-retirement may be the new normal in retirement planning. A report from US News (via Yahoo! Finance) entitled Why the Mid Continue Reading
The Rolling Stone Affair Proves That We Should Take the Media With a Large Grain of Salt
The Columbia Journalism Review issued a report Sunday, April 5, 2015, analyzing the article A Rape on Campus, which appeared in a November 2014 issue of ROLLING Stone. The conclusion of Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, and Derek Kravitz, all highly respected faculty members, was a failure of the reporter Continue Reading
What Mark Cuban Got Right About The $1 Trillion Student Loan Debt
When billionaire Mark Cuban suggested a $10,000 cap/year on student loans, he was instantly criticized as a 1% elitist. Cuban spoke out last month after Sweet Briar College announced its closure due to declining enrollment and financial struggles. But in painting Cuban as out of touch with the reali Continue Reading
7 Million Student Loans in Default – Is Yours One of Them?
I was in the mortgage business when the Real Estate/Mortgage Bubble started blowing up in 2007. From where I sit, the college/student loan alliance is heading down the same path. And the evidence is piling up - quickly. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency of th Continue Reading
Never Go Into a Car Dealership Alone!
Most of us dislike confrontation. In fact, unless you’re certifiably neurotic you’d probably rather deliver a speech to a large crowd rather than engage in face-to-face confrontation. OK, that was a bit over the top, but I’m going somewhere with this… One place you can fully expect confronta Continue Reading