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Archive of Dave Ramsey Entrepreneurship

Archive of Dave Ramsey Entrepreneurship
Old Meets New
You do not need a big advertising budget to get your business and your product noticed. There are many creative ways to produce results. A mix of old and new ways will help.... more
Setting Goals is Only the First Step
Setting goals will push you and your team to achieve things you might not have thought possible... more
Ready to Launch?
By paying attention to the details of your business from the very beginning, you automatically increase your probability of success!... more
Praise and Raise
Bringing value to the company, proving yourself as a hard-working and consistent contributor to a company is what would qualify someone to get a raise.... more
Planning to Lead
Your business needs a plan in order to succeed, and so do the leaders running it.... more
Mistakes and Solutions
Most lessons taught are learned from mistakes. Leadership skills come with many positive qualities but that does not mean you will not make mistakes, sometimes huge ones.... more
The Common Denominators
Be a true team player! Treat your team well and they will reciprocate by delivering their best work. Be part of the team, not just the boss.... more
Your Team's Financial Health
Choose a financial wellness plan that will bring lasting success to the financial lives of your team members.... more
It's All In How You Handle It
Fear happens to all of us. As a leader, you need to be able to learn how to handle it without letting it control you.... more
Improve Your Business and Yourself in 2018
Want to be successful? Have a plan, write down your goals and stick to them.... more
Non-traditional Benefits Show You Care
Benefits come in many forms. If you can't afford the traditional benefits then go with a little more human kindness.... more
You have Got to Learn to Walk Before You Can Run
Start small. Have your plans in place, along with your finances, and follow some simple steps to help you become a success.... more
Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial Edge
When you surround yourself with amazing people doing incredible things, something quite unbelievable happens — you end up being just like them.... more
Young Companies and Marketing Budgets
There are many questions you probably have when starting your own small business like how much money to budget for marketing.... more
What Really Matters?
Every business owner wants to take their company and team to incredible heights. Doing so can be done a lot simpler if you follow these six concepts... more
Get a BHAG!
Success is not always about reaching your goal. If you strive towards your BHAG you will find yourself pushing in the right direction.... more
Reports That Can Save Your Company
The key to good accounting practices is being able to read financial reports.... more
Take Control of Your Day
By organizing and prioritizing your daily tasks you will be amazed at how much productive you can be.... more
Being A Leader Within Your Community
Leadership opportunities do not happen just at work; they are all around you. All you have to do is choose one and start making a difference!... more
Leadership Lessons From The Greats
This article compares NFL coaches to entrepreneurs, showing the similar traits both should possess. In order to succeed, you need to identify the problems, be open to change, and have patience.... more
Get Noticed!
When it comes to marketing in this era, get the most bang for your buck. Utilize social media, start a referral program and give your clients the ultimate in customer service.... more
Have a Generous Spirit This Holiday Season
Simple acts of generosity and kindness can have positive effects on a person's spiritual and physical well-being, as well as your business. Being generous is a hallmark of people who live successful lives and who operate business with soul.... more
Making Business Goals Work
As a small-business owner, setting goals is a vital part of your job description.... more
The Work-Life Balancing Act
You have to put as much focus on yourself and your family as you do your business. Too much of one will only lead to not enough of the other.... more
Becoming a True Servant Leader
To become a leader within your business you must follow a few guidelines that are required to obtain the loyalty of your team and employees. Fanatical integrity, interacting and listening, and thinking of others are key concepts towards winning over the loyalty of your team.... more
Learning From Your Mistakes
You willmake mistakes in business and in life. But making mistakes and learning from them is crucial to winning. Never let mistakes hold you back, and never give up. The wealth of knowledge you'll gain as result will be very valuable and will help you and your business...... more
A Cure for the Summertime Blues
To avoid business and employees becoming slow during the summer time, keep your team moving. Conduct evaluations, check out the competition, network, socialize and require employees to read. It will keep them on their toes and their brains active.... more
Money Isn't Everything
Creating an excellent overall compensation plan will help you profit more in all areas by attracting and keeping talented and passionate people.... more
The Benefit of Benefits
Attracting the best people for your business typically requires offering an appealing benefits package. By following the three R's of Recruiting, Retaining, and Retirement your small business will thrive since you have been able to obtain and keep the best.... more
Rejuvenate yourself and your business
With a bit of planning, your time off can be as beneficial for your business as it is for you.... more
Empower Your Team In 2016
If you are dreaming of being a great success story, just remember that dream would be a nightmare without a great team behind you. Dave has ideas on how to make your dream a reality.... more
Four Ways to Start The New Year Right
Write down your goals for the new year and start to make them a reality.... more
Live Intentionally And Win
Welcome to 2016, and with the New Year, why not replace the word resolutions with goals' What is the difference? Let's ask Dave.... more
Make Time To Grow
If you are trying to grow your small business, you may want focus first on growing yourself as a business leader. Dave has some great tops.... more
Telling Time Where To Go, What To Do
If you think the idea of time management is a waste of your time, think again. Here's how time management can change your professional and personal life.... more
Creating an Awesome Atmosphere
When you create a team that loves being together and coming to work every day, everyone win.... more
Your Raise Is Effective When You Are
Are all your employees entitled to an automatic pay raise? Dave does not necessarily think so but says for those who are, just do it!... more
Just Starting Out
So, you have decided to start working for yourself and start your own business. Fantastic! However, you need to be ready for lots of research, planning, and thinking the whole idea through. We can help.... more
Busting the Business Debt Myth
Who says you cannot start a new business without lots of debt? Dave does not so let's see why... more
Dream It, Achieve It
If you want your business to achieve its full potential, then you need to stop talking and dreaming and start doing. Here is how.... more
Conquering the Fear of Failure
Running a business can be scary. You put your heart and soul into your company and cannot imagine doing anything else.... more
Enhance Communication With Your Team
Communication with your team should be attempted early, often and should be an everyday requirement on all levels in the workplace.... more
Resolve to be a better leader in 2015
If you are worried because you are not a born leader, stop worrying. You are not born a leader, you grow into it. Here is how.... more
Quality Versus Size
If your small business is competing with the big boys, focus on better service and better team members to get into the game.... more
Spouses Do Not Make Good Employees
Why hiring spouses is NOT the best idea for your business.... more
Expensive Lesson Learned
If you've got a client who didn't pay his bills, and has insufficient assets, it's time to put on your Sherlock Holes attire.... more
Re-ignite the Fire
Some tips on how to keep your sales force energized even after set goals have been met... more
Dave's Start in the Business
Did you initially offer free counseling to help build a reputation?... more
Cash Reserves Are Important
How important is it for a small business to have some kind of cash reserve?... more
Quit Small Business for New Job?
I would suggest trying this new job, but keep a few of your customers and see if you can do the work on weekends.... more
Even Band Partnerships are Bad
Partnerships are a tough business entity when it comes to avoiding the personal and professional drama that comes along with owning a business with friends.... more
Buy the Building?
Should you buy real estate to conform to your business or conform your business to your current location? Evaluate all factors before making your decision.... more
Client Is Out of Bounds
Your business accepts cash or check only. A potential customer wants to use a credit card and is angry you won’t do it What to do? Dave has the answer.... more
Married to an Entrepreneur
If you and your spouse are different personality styles, you can use the differences to help one another succeed. Dave has more on this.... more
Tithing on a Business?
Should businesses tithe? We have some insights into the feasibility of applying that Christian giving tradition to your business profits.... more
You’re Either In, Or You’re Out
If you are thinking about starting a new business, and hiring a manager to run it while you stay at your current job, think again!... more
Setting Up a Small Business Emergency Fund
Have a separate account for retained earnings and let that serve several of your business needs, including the need to stay out of debt.... more
Starting Small
The best, most successful businesses do not outrun their money and other resources!... more
Do Employees Need to Know?
Sharing things with employees makes for a close-knit workplace,. However, when it comes to showing the books, you are just asking for trouble there... more
What Is a Free Market?
The question is what is a free market. The answer is simply when buyers and sellers can do business with little government regulation.... more
The Family Business
When acquiring a business with other people, you need to separate the ownership role from your operational roles.... more
Superstar Salesman
Find something that works for someone else in your same industry, and apply it to your situation.... more
Borrowing Against a 401(k) is Dumb
Help your team to be in control of their finances.... more
Team Reading
Encourage your team to be on the same page. A common book for the team can lead to a common goal.... more
Handling Social Media
Outshine the negative reviews with your own powerful and persuasive marketing.... more
A Farming Budget
Budgeting is crucial for running a business. Take into consideration, your profits, loss and debt.... more
Building a Mission Statement
When writing your mission statement, be sure to write one that is impactful to both you and your clients.... more
Managing a Cottage Industry
In order to keep a side business small, be selective of your clientele.... more
The Business-Starting Baby Step
When is it the right time to start a small business? Some feel it is when you are out of debt.... more
Silent Partners Aren’t Silent
Here are some reasons why your small business should not have any new, silent partners.... more
Prevent a Partnership
Forming a business partnership with a friend could be disastrous.... more
Put On The Professional Hat
When dad is no longer working at the family business, it is time to end his salary and set up a profit distribution plan. Here is how to do it.... more
Firing A Rock Star
Before firing an employee, make sure you understand what is changed his performance, and let him know what needs to improve or else.... more
Fair Is Not Equal
Performing the same job does not have to mean receiving the same salary.... more
Handing Down the Business
What is the best way to make this transition, handing down the business to family members?... more
Vendors and Baby Steps
That is planning debt and riding on the backs of your vendors. And that is no way to run a business!... more
Office Location Doesn’t Matter Here
Dave gives his advice on office location.... more
Assessing Prospective Renters
Dave gives tips for selecting good renters.... more
Just an Idea, or Your Calling?
Dave talks about knowing when you’ve found your true calling when it comes to business.... more
Balancing Business and Personal
Dave gives his advice on how to find a balance between work and home.... more
Is Multi-Level About Money?
Dave gives his advice on business.... more
Being the Tortoise Is Fine
Is the opportunity worth the risk?... more
Do You Really Want to Sell?
Dave gives advice on whether or not selling your business is the best idea.... more
A Partnership Does Not Sail
A partnership is always a bad idea.... more
Limiting the Liability
I ’m considering paying off the property and implementing an LLC to limit my liability.... more
When a Hobby Becomes a Business
In your opinion, how do you know when a hobby officially becomes a business?... more
Now, You Are One
I got married in May, and my wife brought student loan debt into the marriage.... more
Getting Started As a Stock Broker
You always want as much information as possible before making a career decision.... more
Take Part-Time Job While Trying to Launch Business?
I think your best bet is to get out there and work yourselves silly to find more accounts and generate revenue.... more
Being Paid from Vendor Who's Going Bankrupt?
One of my customers in the restaurant business owes me $9,000 for equipment purchases. I just got a notice in the mail that they're in the process of filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.... more
Are Business Budgets Like Personal Budgets?
Should you do your small-business budget the same way you do your household budget?... more
Margin Doesn’t Dictate Price
Would you consider it a bad business practice to charge your customers twice the amount you paid a contractor to do the work?... more
When in Doubt, Overshare
I'm going to sell my business, and I've lined up a prospective buyer. When should I tell my employees?... more
Making the First Hire
I’m running my own business as a sole proprietor, but the place is growing beyond my capacity to handle it alone.... more
Forming the Right Comp Plan
I'm a personal trainer. Last year, I bought into a franchise and have done a good job of building it up since then.... more
Leaders Who Care Are Real Leaders
I have a young employee who's struggling financially. I don't really see him outside work, but I'd like to introduce him to your plan because it helped me.... more
Influencing Leadership
I'm not a business owner or in management where I work, but your EntreLeadership book was inspiring.... more
Having Grateful People
I own a small business, and I try to treat my staff very well. How can I keep them from taking things for granted or not appreciating them at all?... more
Passing It on to Them
I run a small, family catering business. We make everything from scratch, and we specialize in corporate events.... more
Getting a Product to Market
How do you get a product to market?... more
Leaders Are Made
Do you feel that some people are born leaders, or do you have to read and study to become one?... more
Becoming the Good Agent
I recently graduated from college, and I think I'd like to get into the real estate business as an agent.... more
Having Problems Closing Sales Calls
I started a little consulting business auditing commercial phone bills about four months ago.... more
Do Companies Owe People Perks?
I've been self-employed all my life, and I work my tail off every day. The other day I heard some guys complaining about their jobs and saying that their company owed them all kinds of perks.... more
Car Leasing is 100 Percent Stupid!
Do you have any advice on vehicle leasing for business purposes? I've heard that the expense is 100 percent deductible.... more
Getting Over the Weirdness
I'm starting a photography business on the side to help generate extra income. I have friends who've told me they'd like to use my services. However, I feel weird about charging them, because they're friends.... more
Keeping Business Simple
My husband is a landscaper who works for the state. He has his technical license and wants to start a business doing private work as well.... more
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