Women Make Over 80% of the Buying Decisions!

“WHAT’S FOR DINNER, HONEY?”

When her husband or significant other asks, “What’s for dinner, honey?” he’s really telling her to create menus for the week’s meals, write up a shopping list, go to the store, shop for food, make all the buying decisions, charge it on the credit card, come home, put the food away, hold out what’s for […]

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Will 18-Year-Old Women End the Draft?

CLOSE TO HOME

We recently read with great interest that a Federal Judge in the Southern District Court in Houston ruled that an all-male draft was unconstitutional as it violates the equal protection principles. Even though no one has been conscripted for more than 40 years, all males are required to register with the selective service when they […]

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The 7 Hallmarks of Leadership

FROM IDEATION TO MONETIZATION

What does it take to be a leader? It’s such a broad term and encompasses so many skills, it’s hard to answer with “just the one thing” that’s required. Then there’s the differing meanings of leadership. Are we talking thought leader, political leader, or the leader of the band? For us who teach entrepreneurship and […]

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Reach an Agreement, Don’t “Cut a Deal”

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

What’s the Deal with Deals? There’s a new four-letter word that has become ubiquitous in our lexicon. It’s all over the news feeds and headlines. We hear it every day on the evening news. What’s the word? Deal! The word “deal” has been used for years to describe some kind of a settlement between two […]

7 Rules to Make Your Emails “Rule”

OH! I GET IT!

Is your mail box full? Ours is – everyday! Do you read all your email? We don’t. And for good reason, there’s just too much! Most of it’s junk and as a result, we unfortunately miss a lot of important stuff. We have several quick scanning strategies we’re sure you’ve discovered, like looking for senders […]

The 50-Word Blurb and the 5-Slide Deck

All startups agree on one thing: They need more money. Over the past decade, we’ve worked with many startups. Even though we offer three decades of hard knocks business experience and a ton of contacts, what do you think is the first thing they want from us? You guessed it, money! They typically ask for […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Effective

OH, NO! NOT ANOTHER MEETING!

As we start out the new year, you can bet you’re going to be involved in a lot of meetings. The question is, “Are those meetings necessary and effective?” Because if they’re not, you’re just about ready to spend a lot of time, effort, and money taking people away from being productive so they can […]