Post Tagged with: "entrepreneur quotes"

Zane’s Cycles: A 34 Year Small Business Success Story

An amazing, inspiring small business success story. 34 years of continuous growth by selling service along with every bicycle and helmet. How? Read here.


GoodBusiness Monday: Howard Schultz, Business Innovation Challenge, and Links

  Our leadoff this morning is Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks Coffee. In 1987 Howard bought a Seattle, Washington chain of 6 specialty coffee stores that had just begun selling espresso.  Today, Starbucks has over 21,000 coffee shops in 65 countries.  Howard Schulz tells the  story in two books:  “Pour […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Paul Hawken, Breakfast, a Link

Paul Hawken started my small business success story. The year was 1994 and I had a big problem.  I’d worked for several professional engineering services companies and wasn’t happy with any of them.  Then, one day, walking the halls of a large corporation (now defunct), I realized why I didn’t […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Warren Buffett, Tea, and a Link

When Warren Buffett says something, I listen.  Here’s advice worth reading, first thing Monday morning. “I can’t remember what I paid for that first copy of ‘The Intelligent Investor’. Whatever the cost, it would underscore the truth of Ben’s adage: Price is what you pay; value is what you get. […]


‘The Intelligent Investor’ Business Book Review

Most people think that ‘The Intelligent Investor’ by Benjamin Graham is a business book only for investors.    It’s certainly written for investors, but it has a secret.  It’s also written for business people.  Even small business people. Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike…  And if a […]


GoodBusiness Monday: Steve Jobs, a Great Coffee and a Link

Steve Jobs starts us off right, with an anecdote about… Steve Jobs.  (Yes, if you can make magic, you can quote yourself.) (Michael) Noer was reading a science fiction novel on his iPad while staying at a dairy farm in a rural area north of Bogota, Colombia, when a poor […]


Two Merchandising Tips for Growth and Success

I’ve been studying a great post that’s chock full of merchandising tips.   Here are my two favorite tips, my must-remember takeaways for merchandizing success. Many vendors make the mistake of believing their product will sell itself. While it is true that good craftsmanship is important – it is NOT what […]


Bill Gates’ Entrepreneurship Advice

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” Bill Gates Quotes on Entrepreneurship Bill Gates got it just right … there are two pieces of bootstrap advice I learned in my first years in business. “Most people overestimate what […]


Two High Endurance Entrepreneurs Tell Us About Staying Put

Two entrepreneurs who stayed put, building their companies for 30 years and sticking with it during fat and lean times.


Entrepreneur Quotes to Ignore

Entrepreneur quotes… there’s a lot of egregious fiction (lies) about entrepreneurship in today’s social media. Some are uninformed, some are merely funny… and some can bankrupt you.  Here are my “favorites”. “I’m starting my business because I want to be my own boss” So you actually started your business and […]