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The 2015 Bay Area Mastermind Economic Review

As we begin the new year, we are sensing great positive momentum on the economic front. Unemployment is down, oil prices are down, and consumer sentiment is up. Nonetheless, questions abound as to what these numbers really mean. Where will all this economic activity take us in the coming year? Most importantly, what are the opportunities […]

How To Develop a Luxury Product or Service for Your Business

We love luxury. Right? Part of us wants that high end item to up our social status or to seem special. And the stats seem to back that up. Market research demonstrates that in most businesses 20% of the customer base wants the opportunity to buy a luxury product/service. With this is the allure of […]

Don’t Destroy Your New Business!: 5 Crucial Mistakes Not To Make

Starting a business can hold within it excitement and possibilities. Often when an entrepreneur first formulates a business idea there’s usually a sense of passion and the belief that the business will grow linearly. The truth is that rarely, if ever, does a business look the same way at its start than what it matures […]

We Are Halfway Through the Year, Is the Economy Getting Better?

As we approach the middle of the year, we can take a moment and see where the economy is and how the rest of the year could play out. The data shows that the economy hit a rough patch in the fourth quarter of 2013, with the severe weather further hampering economic vitality in the […]

The Power of Having Organizational Clarity to Maximize Profits

Essential for any organization to posses is extreme clarity regrading what business they’re in. The answer to this goes beyond what they actually do and instead reaches into the heart of both the breadth and depth of the purpose of the organization. By having a clear definition of what business you are in, then all aspects […]

Attention Entrepreneurs! You are not crazy!

Entrepreneur? Being harangued for being out of sync when it comes to your business and your ideas? Told that you can’t approach your business that way and that such behavior will lead to crashing your business? That your world view makes no sense? It’s a common malady for entrepreneurs. At some point any entrepreneur begins […]

Carrot, Gostick

The Carrot Principle by Chester Elton & Adrian Gostick

From the authors of the smash bestseller The Carrot Principle comes an inspiring and lively page-a-day guide to harnessing the remarkable power of the carrot—taking yourself and your team to new heights of success in work and life. Based on their twenty years of experience teaching leaders at Fortune 100 companies, as well as one of the […]

3 Things You Can Do When You Are Mentally Stalled Out

By Robert Estupinian Every business owner has faced the same frustrating situation, feeling stuck. I’m talking about not seeing how to get through a tough business problem. No matter how much you keep working at it the problem will not go away. For some business owners getting stuck is frightening. Let’s take a look at […]