Sep 052016
[BLACK] TOOL: Stripe Payments

Charge it. Cha-Ching. Are you looking for an easy to use credit card processor for your company?  Look no further. One of my favorite business solutions is Stripe, a software tool for collecting credit card payments. Positioning itself as the ‘payments infrastructure for the internet,’ Stripe is the perfect solution for those looking to build a marketplace, mobile app, online storefront or subscription service. Stripe Features Do you need to accept payments quickly and easily? Stripe is not only easy [read more…]

Aug 272012
[Video] Be Willing to Walk Away from a Deal

Sales Integrity is Being Willing to NOT Sell Something Are you so desperate for a deal that you’d never dare walk away from a sales opportunity? Especially one that’s a big deal that could pay your mortgage for 3 months or cover office expenses? Thinking about walking away is tough for most entrepreneurs, especially considering hard we work for a living. But, there are times when it makes all the sense to do just that. Don’t sacrifice short-term gains for long-term [read more…]

Jul 282012
[Video] Getting Funded in Silicon Valley

What Does It Take To Get A Deal Done? Henry Wong (30 year Venture Capitalist in Silicon Valley) discusses the acid test for entrepreneurs, and talks about what elements to present when thinking about raising venture capital.  There are five key points that you must consider when seeking funding, one of which is having a cohesive team. Watch this :06 video to discover the other four criteria; it’s well worth your time.

Jun 252012
[BLACK] TOOL: Shoeboxed

Ready to eliminate paper clutter? As entrepreneurs, we’re always collecting receipts. Yet, it seems like we never have any spare time to organize them. is ready to come to your rescue!  Consider Shoeboxed your full time virtual assistant that saves you time and money (especially during tax season)! Shoeboxed takes the pain out of paperwork.  All you do is send the paper documents (receipts and business cards) by mail via the supplied envelope or upload them via your mobile [read more…]

Jun 182012
[eBook] Thriving on Less

Simplifying in a Tough Economy “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein The recent economic recession has a lot of people worried, about their jobs, their businesses, their homes and their bills. When your income is dropping or in jeopardy and you still have a mountain of bills to pay, things can get pretty scary. However, tough economic times do not have to be a time of struggles! If you look for the opportunity in the middle of [read more…]

Jun 112012
[BLACK] TOOL: Meeting Ticker

How much is your time worth? If you’re anything like me, when your work day comes to a close, you find yourself asking this frustrating question “Where did all the time go?” Even more so, you’re probably exasperated by the fact that you didn’t get a lot more accomplished — in spite of the fact that you were not only ‘cranking out’ work all day long with not so much as a lunch break, but you were also attending worthless meetings. [read more…]

Apr 262012
[BLACK] TOOL: Hello Fax

There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to faxing services, and trust me…this is one tool you want to get your hands on. Hello Fax. If you’re anything like me, you hate having to print out documents that require your signature, sign them, scan them and then fax them back.  It’s always so time consuming and frustrating that just the thought of someone asking for a signature sends chills up my spine. Until now. If you’re ready [read more…]

Jan 302012
If You're Struggling Financially, Weak Social Skills May Be the Culprit

By Steve Pavlina of Often when people are struggling financially, they try to make improvements that never quite work out. One reason is that they’re working on symptoms while overlooking the real core issues. If I may be direct, much of the time the main reason people struggle in this part of life is because they have very weak social skills. They may think that limiting beliefs about money, or perhaps a lack of self-discipline, are holding them back, but [read more…]

Sep 162011
[BLACK] TIP: How To Attract More Money

Everyone is working so hard these days to make more money and survive this recession, including myself. We’re laser focused on acquiring the actual dollars and cents to pay our bills that most, I’m afraid, are forgetting how money really flows to us. Money flows to us in the form of opportunities. When you have your nose to the grindstone, going through the motion of making a living, you’re more than likely missing opportunities that are presented to you throughout [read more…]

Aug 282011
[BLACK] TOOL: Amazon Associates

Do you write blog posts (you should) about your business? If so, you have an opportunity to create another revenue stream for your business by recommending Amazon products which apply to the subject at hand. What is it? Amazon Associates is one way to make money when you advertise the products on Amazon.  When you sign up to be an “associate,” you’ll be given a unique associate id which is embedded in the URL for tracking and payment purposes. Links and Banners One way [read more…]

Aug 222011
[BLACK] TOOL: Square Payment System

What is it? Rated as one of the 50 best inventions of 2010 by TIME magazine, Square is the easiest way to get paid.  Better yet: it makes it easier for your customers to buy. Their app enables you to accept credit cards quickly and easily using your mobile device — and get NEXT DAY payout to your bank account! It’s the perfect tool for small businesses. When you sign up for a Square account and download the app, they ship [read more…]