A couple of years ago I came across this (somewhat funny) two-step lesson demonstrating how to draw an owl. I apologize in advance for the crudeness. You could do a similar illustration called How To Start A Business: Step 1: Have an idea. Step 2: Build a successful business with your idea. From the
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Is it possible to start a small business today that competes with an established, successful company—and win? The answer, of course, is yes. Big companies get beaten in the marketplace all the time. Want proof? Of the top 100 companies listed in the Fortune 500, 38 were new to the list in the years between
We’re pretty big fans of Inc Magazine. We like the profiles of successful entrepreneurs, the case studies that often tackle the challenges of struggling small businesses, and ideas and advice for those who are thinking of starting or already running a new business. The most recent issue (December/January) includes some great advice from Bill Harris,
Update: In the two years since we first posted this list of podcast recommendations, we’ve added a few more to our playlist. And while the podcasts below are still good, you can check out what we’re listening to now (our more current recommendations by clicking here). We know. You don’t have time for this. It’s yet
With each new January, millions of people resolve to make changes in their lives. Lose weight. Stop smoking. Save money. You, no doubt, are familiar with the drill. And if you’re like most people, you’ve at least thought about a few things you might want to change. But what about your small business? The end
No doubt you’ve landed on a few web pages that hurt your eyes and make you wonder, “What in the world are they thinking?” Many of these bad web designs are sites for small businesses trying to attract your attention. And they fail. Don’t be one of them. Here are a few of the worst
Steve Case is well known as the man who grew America Online from an online services company, linking gamers using Commodore 64 computers into one of the foremost Internet media companies in the world, culminating with its acquisition of TimeWarner. The company pioneered social media, launching services like instant messaging and chat rooms, and was the
We’ve written before about how to add your logo to the signature in both Gmail and Apple Mail. Today we tackle adding your logo to the biggest email program of all—Microsoft Outlook. It’s easy to do and helps keep your company’s name in front of your customers. Adding a Logo to Your Outlook Signature 1.
Two weeks ago we shared ten quotes from logo design guru Saul Bass. This week we turn to another well-known branding legend for inspiration—Walter Landor. Like many other small business owners, Mr. Landor and his wife launched their design business from the living room table in their small San Francisco apartment. Landor’s passion for great
Every once in a while we get an email from an upset customer saying something along the lines of: “You guys are jerks. Nothing about your service is free.” Well, that’s just not true. And we wish these upset customers would include their contact information so we can let them know there is an option