Formerly Corporate franchise owner? Buying a franchise can be a pretty good move. A franchise can increase your odds of getting off to a good start. You don’t have to invent everything. The business processes are (supposed to be) there. Continue reading Need New Thinking?
What worked then isn’t working now? Perhaps you need to change some of your Formerly Outlooks (FCO’s). Small business strategies are different. FCO #1 My corporate experience translates directly to the needs of my small business. That corporate skill Continue reading 7 Formerly Corporate Outlooks That Don’t Serve Entreprenuers
I asked some clients if there had been a particular sticking point they’ve encountered in their own business? Here are three: 1. I tried to hire a clone of me Thinking that a “good employee” would be one who had Continue reading Three Sticking Points in Business
If your retirement plan includes having your own business, here’s a great article, compliments of my friends at Princeton Wealth Management Group: Aging in America no longer necessarily signals the countdown to retirement. The old gray hair just Continue reading Is your number retired or are you still in the game?
Walt is at it again. Just a couple more weeks until the 2014 Winter Writers’ Weekend at the Lambertville (NJ) House Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014. Join him and me and our friends for some fun while learning about how to Continue reading How I got my books published, and how you can too.
In a recent NY Times Your Money article titled “Following your dreams brings bliss but not always money”, the business owners interviewed, like the ones I’ve named the Formerly Corporate™, had jumped or been pushed out of a corporate job Continue reading Going into business? Don’t throw the apple too far from the tree.
Formerly Corporate™ Outlooks: Five key performance indicators for CEO’s are translated for the smaller business. 1. Average Time to Close Number of days between a sales-accepted lead to a signed contract. Data sources: Sales and Finance Small Business Outlook–All Continue reading 5 Classic KPI’s That Small Business Can Use—with Some Twists
Our cat is always on the wrong side of the door. If she’s in, he wants out. Or if out, she wants in. In business, if you’re Formerly Corporate, you might feel the same. You were in, and wanted out. Continue reading 3 Formerly Corporate Outlooks to Get Over, Fast
My favorite Harvard Business Review article was from sometime in the 80’s, and yes, I am the sort of person who has a favorite HBR article. While the one I’m thinking of is so old I don’t have a reference Continue reading Why Projects Fail & Six Steps to Avoid That Fate
A tip at a time from FormerlyCorporate.com. #1 If you start a business, you need to sell something…that someone else will buy. Think hard now: Do you really want to build a whole new market? It can be done, don’t Continue reading Sell something…