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What Kind of Business Should I Start?

The title to this post is a question I receive often. So many people want to start their own business these days but, are at a loss as to what to do.

It’s a tough question really and one that needs to be approached as many things in life – from a strategic standpoint first.

See a lot of folks just want to jump right into tactics – what’s hot, what can I make money doing, what are my skills, what’s my background – but that’s only part of the equation.

The first thing you must answer is this – What do I want out of life?

I know, I know, it’s only the biggest, scariest, hardest question on the planet and that’s why so many people just skip it.

Here’s how that applies to your business though.

There are two kinds of businesses, generally, from a strategic standpoint – the business of passion and purpose and the business of profit and practicality.

Weekend Favs October Two

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr.


Image credit: joiseyshowaa

Good stuff I found this week

Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You – Great advice from LifeHacker


5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training
– These tips come from MindFlash a very promising looking online training tool

Social Media Demographics: See Who’s Using Which Sites – an interesting infographic from the folks at Flowtown

Duct Tape On the Road in October

October turned into a busy travel month so I thought I would share my speaking schedule in hopes that I can meet some of you in person. Here's a list of cities and events I'll be traveling to during the…

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