Super Simple Marketing Plan Preparation

In the last post about the Super Simple Business Plan, I explained how important it is to be thorough yet quick to get your business going or reinvented — money loves speed.  Business is moving so quickly these days that those who waffle will be left in the dust — as will those who don’t […]

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Super Simple Business Plan

When I first got the urge to become an entrepreneur I needed to create a business plan so that I would be approved into a government program.   The program was designed to support those who wanted to create a business instead of looking for work.  In theory it was a great program because it […]

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Make Money While You Play

In my experience, most people – employees and business owners alike – have the desire to work less and play more while making more money.   I fall into this category myself and I have an answer. Many years ago, when I was on the management team at Whistler Mountain, I was permitted to ski during […]

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The Quadruplets of Discontent – Mind-game Specialists

The Quadruplets of Discontent are 4 little “darlings” which will mess with your reinvention so it’s important that you are aware of them.  I’ve had intimate conversations with each of them, which is why the cartoons are meant to resemble me (albeit with less wrinkles and a fitter body!)  Sometimes we’re best friends, which seems […]

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STAR Businesses are Resourceful

The “R” in STAR Business stands for “Resourceful” which means that STAR Business owners leverage what they already have. They leverage their relationships with employees, customers, strategic partners, vendors, investors and their network. They leverage their expertise by becoming known as the “go to person” for traditional media and new media. They leverage their resources […]

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What is a S.T.A.R. Reinvention?

People ask me all the time “What is the difference between reinvention and adaptation?” and my answer is that adaptation is like a chameleon whereas reinvention is like a caterpillar. The chameleon adapts and changes according to its surroundings yet you always recognize it as a chameleon.  On the other hand, the caterpillar is unrecognizable […]

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Carol Wain’s Kolbe A Index

Carol’s talents. When he/she is at his/her best, Carol starts problem solving with Quick Start: Carol begins a project by brainstorming. Next, Carol checks facts. Then, he/she looks for several alternative routes. Finally, he/she will look for pre-made solutions. Carol’s Natural Strengths There are four Kolbe Action Modes® indentified across the top of the Kolbe Chart. Each […]

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Higher Purpose – Stage 6 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey

Stage 6 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey is one that very few traditional entrepreneurs reach, although Enlightened Capitalists™ have been embracing it all along. Enlightened Capitalists™ create a business or reinvent their business so that it has a higher purpose which aligns with their personal higher purpose.  Of course, this means that they took the time to […]

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Freedom – Stage 5 of the Entrepreneur’s Journey

  Freedom — that’s what we strive for when we embark on our Entrepreneur’s Journey. The dream of freedom is why we didn’t give up when times were tough.  It’s what keeps us going when we’d really prefer to put our feet-up and watch TV. It’s what we all believe will happen a lot sooner and […]

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