starting

What No One Ever Tells You About Business Failures

by Tim Berry

The mythology of failure rates is greatly exaggerated, I think. Not that you’re not going to do it anyhow, just like I did, but, for the record, you know they say seven out of ten startups fail within three years, and that comes from research that was done. But more and more there is an... Read more »

starting

How to Choose a Franchise That’s Right For You [VIDEO]

by Andrea Vedder

If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that's right for you. Here's how. Read more »

planning

Video: Why is a business plan important?

by Tim Berry

I’ve been working with the team at Palo Alto Software on a series of videos to help you with business planning. This video answers the question “Why is a business plan important?” Transcript So let me take a minute and talk to you about why I want you to do business planning. Because you’re going... Read more »

growing

Contagious Media and Building Traffic

by Tim Berry

The video here (warning: language) was posted last week as Dog Island: A Viral Meetup Case Study on jonsteinberg.com. Jon is president of Buzzfeed. It’s a great story that has the audience laughing all the way through. It’s also a true story. And it has some lessons in it about getting attention, getting traffic, and... Read more »

growing

Why Cash Flow is Like a River

by Tim Berry

So, I do follow my own advice. Yesterday I posted here about how putting video on your site is relatively easy. So today I’m posting this video here. I did it last weekend. I confess; I was motivated in part by wanting to do something with my new FlipHD video camera. The river seems to... Read more »

planning

Elevator Pitch Part 5: Nail Your Delivery

by Tim Berry

In the real world, you know your so-called elevator speech and you use it when appropriate. Every time you do it, you and it get better. I’d recommend taking time out and working on it, but you probably won’t; you’re too busy. Think about it in the shower. Think about it when you’re stuck in... Read more »