Smoothie King: A Review

Smoothie King: A Review

Still acclimating to the heat a summer in Florida brings, last Wednesday it was nearly 100 degrees, and I decided it was the perfect day to enjoy a nice cold smoothie in lieu of lunch. My friend recommended Smoothie King® on Southwest College Road in Ocala. After all, their new ad campaign suggests that all you need to do to get a better beach body is drink their smoothies and use their supplements. Upon entering Smoothie King®, I was engulfed by the fresh clean smells of fruit and granola. Overwhelming, also, was the large menu board touting multiple ingredients below...Read more
Encourage the Entrepreneur in Your Child

Encourage the Entrepreneur in Your Child

We live in a time where the entrepreneur can really shine. More and more people are going into business for themselves, freelancing, inventing, investing and otherwise becoming their own boss. You can encourage the entrepreneur spirit in your child and help him get a head start on a productive life. Here are some tips to encourage your young entrepreneur: • Encourage your child to think outside the box. Don’t stifle his creativity when he talks about a new way to do things that have never been done before. Encourage him to believe in the impossible. • Allow your child to...Read more
Portionpals Eating Program Gaining Popularity

Portionpals Eating Program Gaining Popularity

A growing trend in celebrity food-consumption, portionpals, is gaining increasing support from celebrities who use the innovative meal services plan to properly measure the amount of food they eat and in what quantities recommended by the FDA. The meal plan was invented and produced by entrepreneur Paris D’Jon, who claims that many celebrities are users of her meal plan and that the results are not diet-like, but close enough to be considered beneficial to the consumer. The plan is not a diet, but rather a set portion of food modeled after the portion recommendations approved by the FDA, assuring that...Read more
Hands-On Business and Money Math Lessons: Student Entrepreneur Manufacturer’s Marketplace

Hands-On Business and Money Math Lessons: Student Entrepreneur Manufacturer’s Marketplace

In my never-ending quest to make learning more hands-on and content more approachable, here is a school activity that combines business and money math, writing, design, marketing, public relations and organization: it’s called Manufacturer’s Marketplace. If you want to engage your students in active learning and create a memorable lesson plan that everyone will enjoy then Manufacturer’s Marketplace is the venue for you. The concept behind a Manufacturer’s Marketplace is quite simple. Each student must design and produce a good or service, which he vends to his school community on a given school day. All that is needed from the...Read more
Innovation and Enterprise: An Insight into the Art of Idea Generation

Innovation and Enterprise: An Insight into the Art of Idea Generation

Idea generation is a quest for something new. And the best part is that it is probably around you, waiting to be discovered! All you need to do is go around systematically. There are several things you could do about it. You have to be vigilant and aware of the world around you, 24hours a day, seven days a week. And surely, that’s easier said than done. The art of idea generation is nonetheless something that can be cultivated. It needs to be practiced and mastered. Business schools, internet, books are all cluttered with exercises for practicing idea generation but...Read more
How to Find and Turn Your Entrepreneurial Vision into Reality

How to Find and Turn Your Entrepreneurial Vision into Reality

No matter how untalented you are, you have got capacity to dream. I am not talking about what you see when asleep. No, rather those things you see with your eyes open. If you can dream, then you can give birth to a vision. Creating a vision and turning it into reality is your key to financial freedom. Vision is that great thing you would do if you knew you could not fail. It is a vivid mental image of the future produced by your imagination. It is a long term destination. Your vision is that picture encapsulating your several...Read more
How to Find a Product or Service to Sell Online

How to Find a Product or Service to Sell Online

One of the biggest obstacles many online entrepreneurs face is in finding for themselves a solid product or service to sell. We often stumble over questions like “What could I offer as soon as possible?” or “Is anyone really going to be interested in Buying this?” and sometimes “So many people are offering all these different products and services, how am I supposed to compete?!” At times it just seems damn tricky. However, dont start worrying too much just yet. Let’s look at some ways in which you can get creative and put together a solid, quality product or service...Read more
How to Succeed when Buying a Franchise Store and Financing Its Cost

How to Succeed when Buying a Franchise Store and Financing Its Cost

It’s a road you want to go down successfully. We’re talking about your decision on buying a franchise in Canada, financing the franchise cost and being successful in the franchise store or business you have chosen. Clients always ask us if it’s ‘ risky ‘ to buy a franchise. Our answer is somewhat facetious, in that if a franchise fails, we prefer to have someone to blame – that’s you, the franchisor, or your franchise lender. It’s rarely the lender, leaving you and the franchisor. The reality is quite frankly the same as if you were acquiring any business, namely,...Read more
Does Your Website Really Matter?

Does Your Website Really Matter?

Many entrepreneurs and salespeople see websites as “necessary evils.” They hire other people to create websites for them because they are “supposed” to have one in this Information Age and they really don’t expect much from their websites either. Consequently, they aren’t surprised when their websites don’t bring the results they would like to have. As a result their websites become irrelevant to them. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A company’s website matters more than they think. Here’s why: Your Website Matters To Web Designers If the Internet disappeared tomorrow, website designers would be out of business....Read more
Boost Sales Overnight Using These Essential Marketing Tactics

Boost Sales Overnight Using These Essential Marketing Tactics

Entrepreneurs are successful to the degree that they know how to market and induce customers to buy. They always have a process they use that worked in the past and continues to work in the future. Marketing and advertising are 90% of the success of all small businesses. Not everyone finds marketing an intuitive process that works consistently. Here are the essential marketing tactics that all successful entrepreneurs use. Be Relevant In the marketing field your information must be relevant in order to have long-term success. What do I mean by relevant? Well you need to advertise what you are...Read more