Why Small Businesses Stay Small

Small businesses stay small because it’s so darn hard to get big. The government defines “small business” as anything under 500 employees. I’ve taken more than one business through the first three fairly distinct sizes and they haven’t yet cracked 50 employees. Solo Businesses: Hiring Another Person Most businesses start with just you and maybe a…

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Should You Buy a House with Cash or Get a Mortgage?

When buying a residential property for personal or business use, mortgages are the go-to solution for families and entrepreneurs. The reasons for obtaining a mortgage are fairly obvious: it lets you purchase a home without having the entire amount of money on hand, and it allows investors to capitalize on a property without spending the…

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Apocalypse Maybe: 4 Reasons You Should Invest in Precious Metals

In the year 1265, one ounce of gold was worth about £675 (adjusted for inflation). Most European gold was imported from the West African Sahara, where it was dispatched on the backs of camels, mules and donkeys. At that time, the shining, corrosion-resistant metal was used to coat the hands and numbers of clock towers…

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How Do You Identify Stock Trends?

Simply put, short-, intermediate- and long-term trends are the three kinds of trends that we see each day in our study of technical analysis. “A trend is your friend,” is just one of the sayings that have come out of the study of primary and secular trends. Given the understanding that the psychology of the…

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How to Recruit and Retain Great Staff

Behind every successful entrepreneur is a great team, and the bigger a company, the bigger the team. Right now, MOBE has almost 200 people working every day to provide customer and technical support, accountancy, content writing, coaching, and much more. I’ve put this team together piece by piece over the last few years and adopted…

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Can a CEO or Founder Be Fired from Their Company?

Every great company has at least one founder and likely several CEOs over its lifespan. Even the most revered CEOs and founders find themselves removed from the organization they started or led for a period of time. Famously, Steve Jobs was once pushed out of Apple. When money and leadership style is at stake, no…

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How to Repair an Unscalable Business

A business that is not scalable has restrictions or limits on its growth. For those of us that have spent a great deal of creative energy—not to mention money—on putting together a business, limited growth is the last thing we want to deal with. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs are setting themselves up for failure because they…

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Remember Your Way to Success: Tips from a Memory Master

Even in the age of Google, remembering certain things can give you a huge advantage in just about any career. If you have easy mental access to important business related facts and figures, can give presentations from memory using little to no notes, remember foreign language vocabulary, recall material for certification exams, remember people’s names…

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Get in the Zone! 3 Ways to Increase Your Flow

Flow is an optimal experience—it’s when we feel and work our best. It’s when hours of time pass by and it seems like it’s only been a minute. It’s when we feel that perfect balance between being challenged and working effortlessly. When University of Chicago professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi began studying flow in the 1970s, the…

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Successful Online Marketers Eat Frogs

What is the one thing you could do right now, today, that would move your business along? What could get you closer to being in business, get you that next client, create future income? If you know what it is, why are you reading this instead of doing it? (I suspect there is something green…

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