Archive | June, 2011

How to Find Funding For Your Business

June 29, 2011 Entrepreneurship Graduate Group Coaching Call Introduction- One of the first things my students who are starting a business or creating a new product is, “Where can I get money for my business or project.” I have come to think all business owners and inventors are broke. Of course money controls everything. If you have money you can create businesses and invent products. If you don’t have money you better find some. Following are a few ways to raise money. Banks- Yuk! I hate banks. Bankers are some […]

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Make a Fortune with Your New Product Ideas

Entrepreneurship Group Coaching Call 1. What makes a good idea? a. solves a problem b. fills a need c. applicable new technology Example: Quite books 2. No one knows if an idea is a good one or not. It must fill a need or a new product or idea. Example: hoola hoop- Filled no need but was a new toy that was fun. New coke- One of the biggest marketing failures in business history. They thought their customers wanted a sweeter drink like Pepsi. They decided to introduce new coke […]

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Finding Hidden Assets in Your Business

Graduate Group Coaching Call Excess inventory- during my 20 years of working with all kinds of small businesses I found that most have inventory they either have forgotten about because it is either out of date or out of style, or an ordering mistake. If that inventory has been laying around in a corner for years covered up by other junk, take a look at it, it is an asset that is worth something. Example: years ago when I was working in the radio business there was a carpet/furniture store […]

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How to Create Professional Marketing Materials

Graduate Group Conference Call Points we Will Cover: 1. Saving money with your graphic design 2. Saving picking the right quantity to print 3. The secret about saving with the right paper 4. The number of ink colors used can affect the prices 5. What is the right quantity to print? 6. Which printer will save you money? 7. The magic of printing two or four at a time. 8. Giving the printer extra time to print saves money. 9. Proofs. Saving money with your graphic design: 1. Bleeds- ink […]

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