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The Ancient Romans Can Teach Us About Strategic Business Alliances

Caius Julius Cesar was one of history’s most skilled military leaders. The Roman consul, leader of all legions, and conqueror of Gaul will give us a lesson today. A lesson about strategic business alliances. A lesson that can benefit YOUR enterprise and career. Gaul was in the contemporary area that includes France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the …

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Books Jeff Bezos Recommends (For ALL Aspiring Entrepreneurs)

Why make a list of the books Jeff Bezos recommends on a website for small business owners? Well, first because he was once a small business entrepreneur too. Second, because like most entrepreneurs, I bet you want to expand your business, and third, just as mega-investor Warren Buffett is known for reading hours a day, …

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You Will Never Be the Same After Adopting SMARTER Business Goals

Adopting SMARTER Business Goals is widely acknowledged as one of the best strategies for most entrepreneurs to achieve their missions by focusing on the most important objectives. Listen to “How to Make Goals and Stick to Them – Importance of Setting Objectives & SMART Goals” on Spreaker. The methodology consists of a set of rules …

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How You Can Apply Lean and the 5s to Obliterate Business Bureaucracy

How can you reduce bureaucracy while dramatically increasing productivity in your startup or business venture? Listen to “How to Reduce Bureaucracy in Business by Adopting Systems Thinking” on Spreaker. Is there a solution that can be used in multiple situations? Yes. In a nutshell, combine the Lean Management System, the 5S Method, and Systems Thinking. …

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8 Time-Tested Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs from a Legendary CEO

This article is just the first of a series with business lessons for entrepreneurs from legendary CEOs and founders. For the next articles, remember to subscribe (for free!) to my list here. Listen to “9 Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs from a Legendary CEO” on Spreaker. If you are reading this on a computer, there is …

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The Ancient Art of Finding Business Mentors over a Cold Beer

Forging enduring business alliances in unusual places. This is the first article of a series about how to find business mentors. To receive the next ones directly in your e-mail, subscribe to our list for free here. Entrepreneurs frequently leave their home country. The unpredictability and difficulty of beginning a company in an unknown environment add to …

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Never Write a Competitive Analysis in a Business Plan without These 3 Questions

This is the first article of a series about Competitive Analysis in a Business Plan. To receive the next ones directly in your e-mail, subscribe to our list for free here. It was a brisk Sunday afternoon in Warsaw, Poland.  At the main square of the city, my wife and I met her parents for a …

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Systems Thinking Benefits for Small Businesses

The Shocking thing about Systems Thinking Benefits for Small Businesses

This is the first article of a series about Systems Thinking Benefits. To receive the next ones directly in your e-mail, subscribe to our list for free here. During high school summers, I worked for a local company.  They had an incredibly high employee turnover rate — defined as the percentage of workers that quit during a certain …

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The 5 Imperatives of All Business Survival Strategies

These 5 little words helped my business to survive the 2020/21 crisis. This is the first article of a series about Business Survival Strategies. To receive the next ones directly in your e-mail, subscribe to our list for free here. I have one word of encouragement for you if you’re a business owner in the travel …

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Use the PEST Business Analysis to Grasp the Local Entrepreneurial Culture

What Is the PEST Business Analysis Listen to “Entrepreneur Decision Making Tools – Use NOW the PESTEL Analysis for Small Business” on Spreaker. PEST is an acronym for political, economic, social, and technological. These four factors make up a business’s external environment and can affect a company’s performance. This is especially true for small businesses, which …

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