Home Based Business

Build the blueprint for your business and try to think about what you have to do every day to achieve that success. You need to focus and set priorities and then go for it.

Whether you are just getting started on your journey on the road to success or you have been on the journey for some time, one thing is for certain, you will greatly enhance the speed in which you reach your goals when you embrace these Dailyhawker Canada key success principles:

  • Change your mind-set. Don’t focus on the money. If you chase money, you will always be broke. Don’t allow money to have that power over you.
  • Focus on developing your talents to provide value and abundance for others, then the money will show up.
  • If you want success, you have to be willing to pay the price of diligence and hard work. You already know all you need to know to be successful, you just need to put the remote control down, scoop the bag of chips away, and get off the couch.
  • The most important ingredient of success is good mentoring. If you want something in your life, then line up with somebody who is
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Financial Yardsticks for Small Business

Your Assets

Tracking your equipment, furniture, real estate and other holdings should be easy. But to have a true idea of the value of your business, you also have to track changes in the value of those assets. More than one small business has found itself located on a piece of land that’s worth more than the business itself. Similarly, you also will want to track the declining value of assets such as computers and office furniture.

Your Liabilities

On the face of it, this is easy — liabilities are what you owe. But what you owe isn’t always as obvious as a bill from your landlord. Payroll taxes are a liability that depend on the size of your payroll. Loans are a clear liability, but in repaying them you’ll want to be able to track how much of a payment is applied against principal and interest.

What does it Cost You to Produce What You Sell?

If you’re buying a finished item for resale, this is relatively easy. It’s trickier if you have to calculate all the factors, such as labour, that go into manufacturing a product. .

What’s it Costing You to Sell What You Sell?

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Business Consultancy

Definitions of Consultancy on the Web:

  • A contract to provide services which meet all the following criteria: expert analysis and advice which facilitates decision making of a specific task or a set of tasks involving skills or perspectives which would not normally be expected to reside within the Department making the decision.
  • The practice of giving expert advice within a particular field or area.
  • The practice of helping companies to improve performance through analysis of existing business problems and development of future plans.

To shed some more light on this subject let’s turn to the World Wide Web. If you do a search on Google for business consultancy, here are some of the top businesses that show up on the first page of results:

  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte

These are some of the biggest and most reputable consultancy companies in existence today. Small businesses would probably be more suited to a smaller consultancy firm.

A more recent offset of business consultancy is something called Business coaching. Business coaching is a fairly new profession that has started to gain popularity in the business sector. Its origins appear to be from the sporting arena where coaches have helped athletes achieve their goals for … Read the rest

Business Elite

What are the standards of the business elite? In order to be the best you have to make sure you are in position to be the best. There are many different criteria’s of elite status such as revenue, industry leader, milestones, awards and etc. When you are elite it has nothing to do with anything, but work ethic. Researchers may argue that zodiac has a lot to with success. When you are born make sure you understand homework and application is what defines success.

The elite can be a tough job. Elite status comes with a lot of criticism. When you make it the top people won’t give you praise you or have your best interest. When you pay employees your employees sometimes can become your worst enemies. Anyone with inside information can destroy a company since they know when a company is making moves. When your an elite leader you can become the best by doing things the right way. The business elite have one goal in mind which is to be the best.

Building a business can be a tough trick there is no way to sustain success. Most people when they get to the top feel they … Read the rest

Pillars of a Successful Business Partnership


Before there can be anything meaningful and lasting in a relationship, there must be a mutual level of trust. Trust, however, takes time to develop.

I have known David Begin, my current partner in various ventures, since 1991. We met when we both worked for a large software company, and have remained friends over the years. Our families have travelled together, and we have developed a close bond over time. When the opportunity first arose for us to partner on a business, we had already developed a deep trust at a personal level. This trust has been the basis of our business relationship. We rely on the fact, as good partners must, that we have each other’s interests in mind – we have each other’s backs in any situation. We try to consider what’s best for the other person, and what’s makes most sense for the business overall.

If you have the advantage of considering a partnership with someone with whom you have a long-term relationship, then trust should already be established. But what if you have recently met the person you are considering going into business with? How do you develop trust in a short period of time?… Read the rest

Business Partnerships

One life lesson I learned long ago is that until you know how someone is about money, you really don’t know how that person is. Money has the ability to reflect the best and worst in people. We all know it but somehow when it comes to partnerships of all kinds we all too often play people pleasers numbed by the novocaine of looking bad.

There are 3 types of potential partners one takes on in business. They are as follows.

  • Friend
  • Family Member
  • Business Associate that has become a friend of sorts.

The most common reason one brings a business partner aboard is the worst reason to do so. The most common reason is to “share the fear”. As a business coach I have found this to be the case nearly every time someone wanted to bring on a partner. Whether they knew it or not, they wanted what I call “a liability sponge”. The logical follow is that once the fear has worn thin, the partners begin to compare who is doing more or less than the other, who is taking more time off, who comes in late and the list goes on. The partnership begins to look … Read the rest

Psychology of Success

Your success quotient is made up of skills, knowledge and attitude with attitude accounting for 85%. Carol S. Dweck’s book, Mindset The New Psychology for Success, supports how important attitude is, but adds an additional premise that you have to be open to learning rather than closed to learning. According to Dweck, the world is divided between people who do and don’t have an open mindset. Those who do have an open mindset succeed, often outperform and lead happier lives as compared to those with exceptional skills and knowledge but who have a closed mindset.

Strong differences in people’s backgrounds, experiences, education and training have all been used as a way to explain why some of us achieve success and many of us fall short. According to Dweck, mindsets frame the running account taking place in people’s heads. They guide how you interpret things. The fixed mindset tends to judge failure as a loss and re-enforces its view of failure with internal monologues such as: “this means I am a loser,” or “this means I am not as good as they are.” It also tends to support shutting down, not trying again or giving up. Growth mindset people on the … Read the rest

Use Google+ For Business

If you aren’t sure how to go about using Google+ to promote your business, or if you just want to make sure that you’re using the service to its best advantage, here are some tips on Google+.

  • Create a page for your business. First, set up a personal account on Google+’s homepage at plus.Google.com. Once you have a personal account, click on the drop-down menu that says “home” and go to “pages.” From there, click the link that says “create a page.”
  • From here, you have to begin the process of gaining followers. To start out, begin following other businesses in your area, both related and unrelated to real estate. Your business page can only follow other business pages. When other business pages add you to their circles, add them back to strengthen the relationship.
  • Respond to activity on your page. Once people begin +1ing, commenting, and sharing, thank them and respond to their comments. The more active your page is and the more you respond to your users, the more people will want to interact with your page.
  • Promote your page: add the URL to your business card, flyers, blog, and other marketing materials. Connect your services.
  • Post useful
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About Small Business Proposal Development

In smaller companies everyone has to be direct charge, there is no budget for sales and marketing groups or sales engineers. Everyone bills the customer and very often everyone is working on a customer site. When a new opportunity is identified there is no one to work it properly until the RFP hits. Notice that the company isn’t caught flat footed or bidding out of the CBD they’re just doing all they can do with the resources available. Because Small Company Inc. wants to grow and prosper they’ve sent people to be trained by those companies espousing the best practices and they would like to emulate those they wish to become. All that Big Company Inc. may have been doing for a year or more to get ready to bid, Small Company Inc. now tries to squeeze into a 30 to 120 day period. It would be stressful to do this once or twice in a year but some companies go through this insanity perpetually.

The few good people that get stuck on proposal teams burn out quick. Between the proposal and the customer and other company responsibilities the quality of work suffers; the proposal, the customer or the company. … Read the rest

Born to Be Entrepreneur

Ideas after ideas constantly flow in and out of our mind, but the confidence to pursue those ideas doesn’t always stay with you. For those that manage to grab a hold of their confidence, will also snatch one or more of those ideas and begin to weave them into a plan to build a business.

Entrepreneur minded people can never be happy with a nine to five job. Their minds will always seek to fulfill what their heart craves. For some, the urgency to make money will be their driver, for others it is their passion to create that will propel them into action. Unfortunately, for a great many, the soul will want what the soul wants, but doesn’t always know how to deliver. So their dream will end before it ever begins.

Once the realization of this sets in, so will their level of frustration. So that this doesn’t become your reality, you will need to make a real concerted effort to go after your dream. That will mean stepping out on faith!

In order to make it happen, you will need to throw a lasso around your confidence, pluck your ideas from your head and begin to create … Read the rest