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Seven Tips for Part-Time Business Owners

In Entrepreneur.com Article, Tips and Advice on August 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Use this checklist to run a business while working a full-time job.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217685

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Talking the Talk Pt 2

In frustration, relationships, reliability on August 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

The “talkers” are the people who are in this game with their hats on backwards. Know what I mean? You aren’t doing me any favors by setting me up on a blind date with Mr. False Hope. STOP AHEAD; CAUTION; WRONG TURN. No time wasting allowed here. Read the signs.

Recently a buddy of mine agreed to do something for me and my business. He did not stand by his word and in fact I felt taken advantage of. I did my part now you do yours. Should this bridge be burned? Or should it be left as water under the bridge? However, I am knee deep in frustration. What do you think?

R.J.COLE is on the rise.

-RJC

You are my best friend, however…

In priority, relationships on August 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

How do you carry on a strong relationship with friends who are also developing a business? Well, it unquestionably takes know-how, maturity and prioritizing. What comes first? Your friendships or your business? I believe it generally depends on the entrepreneurs and which one they value more. I’ve experienced a good friend placing her business ahead of our friendship and at the time that particular issue had helped me realize that I couldn’t damage our friendship for only an inch more of success. It also brings up the question, am I a fool for not doing and feeling the same? Is it true what they say? “It’s lonely at the top!”? Will your buddy climb over you to get there? It’s a 50/50 shot; life, greed and passion is pulling the trigger and your relationships are the easy target.

What do you do when your relationships or business are on the line? Which do you choose? Can a person really have it all?

-RJC

Article: Protect Yourself

In Entrepreneur.com Article, Protection on August 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

This new law changes what makes an idea patentable or not, and the way others can challenge a new patent during the “post-grant review” process. And, most important, the act moves from a first-to-invent basis to a first-to-file basis, which rewards the first person to file for a patent instead of the first person to think of the idea behind the patent.                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220039

Love Lost & Success

In sympathy on August 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

I found out from a very dear friend of mine that her father will no longer be with us by tomorrow morning. Every entreprenuer should get a “get out of business for a couple days free card” to reflect when a death has occured. I want to be there for my friend and I will. I have been terribly distracted thinking about her loss. I have become zombie-like. It is very difficult to sound convincing and enthusiastic when speaking to others about my product and building clientele. I am hurt and I want nothing more than just to sit with her on her backyard deck with a few drinks.

Although I am building a business it is vital that I take time out for myself to deal. When is it ideal to take time off from your business to support someone else and to collect yourself?

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

-RJC

Lost & Found

In Ambition on August 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Dear Entrepreneurs,

So, I believe that every idea that I have is a brilliant idea. Most would call me narcissistic and shallow, but as an entrepreneur isn’t it my entrepreneurial right to believe that my ideas are the best and then give myself the green light to follow through with them? Well, if I don’t who will? I hope I have not mislead you all into thinking that this blog isn’t for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

We break our necks to attend every fashion forward, trendy event in New York City just to show off our idea or invention in hopes that we bump into the right person that will contribute to making our dreams come true. It never matters how great you are, we could all use a little help and support, but at the same time we risk exposing our ideas to the invisible snacks who will grab hold of our million dollar idea and not let go only for us to discover weeks or months later that they have become famous or a millionaire…due to our sweat.

The rewards are great once you’ve received success from your business. It allows us to acquire our dream homes, cars, travels, the perfect body’s and brighter futures for our unborn children. But, it’s hard not to become blinded by the New York City diet. The city of dreams forces you to fall under many pressures such being thin or thinner, to have one of a kind designer clothing rather if its in season or from your local thrift store, the city tells you your poor or wealthy, or that your job is crap and will or will not allow you to start saving for your family before you even have a family and also the mother pressure to be on top of the world or at least the highest in the atmosphere (financially). You walk on 7th avenue and you see a Maybach go by, you either think two things: whose in it/ owns it or when or if you ever will have one of your own. But the question that enters my mind is when will I get my Aston Martin from my successful business earnings. The city has a way of making you feel like you did something wrong in your life or you are doing something extraordinary well.

“Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.”

-Stanislaw Lem