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Entrepreneur Series – Lesson 3 – Know Your Role As The Owner

As an entrepreneur starting a new business, you often have to wear the hat of cook, dishwasher, accountant, and general manager.   However, one of the biggest mistakes a young owner will make is not quickly clarify their role within the organization.   Far too often, new entrepreneurs will try to control every aspect of a new business which inevitably slows the growth of the organization.  In some cases, it can make hiring and training new people so difficult it can be destructive to the success of a company. One of things I recommend to new business owners is to draw a T chart with one axis being things you like to do and one access being tasks that you are good at.    What you should quickly try to figure out in the early stage of a new company is to list all of the items that you are good at and those tasks that you like to do.    After figuring out this critical piece of analysis, you should begin to try…

Could not have asked for better agent!

Could not have asked for better agent! I want to thank you first for Jan and how incredibly professional she is. Initiative is amazing and her creativeness is unparalleled. Her follow up is the best. I have met few people who deliver on EVERTHING they promised—Jan did!!! Thanks Jan! The Dunn’s owe you for getting […]

You Can Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal For A Lot Less Than You Think

To sell a property in this market, you have to have a home looking its best. And to do that it has to have great curb appeal. The 70 points of marketing I provide our clients can get people to their street or to their driveway. What gets them out of the car and into […]

Eeek. My Home Is Going to Auction Next Week. What Can I Do?

Via Melissa Zavala Realtor® North San Diego County Homes In this article we will discuss Eeek. My Home Is Going to Auction Next Week. What Can I Do? The question about what a borrower can do in order to avoid foreclosure is one that people ask me all the time—maybe even twice daily. Lucky for […]

The Art of Negotiating

Well, this seems simple enough – don’t lose your shirt. All kidding aside, most people don’t know how to negotiate a contract, or at least one that they won’t regret later. So, here are some guidelines to making a sound decision while making some money. This article is for home sellers, but you home buyers, […]

Top 7 Principles of Mastering the Art of Negotiation

Top 7 Principles of Mastering the Art of Negotiation Most of us negotiate every day without realizing it. However mention the word “negotiation” and some people get nervous. It frightens them. They imagine themselves at the car dealership and the hassles and pressure associated with making a deal with someone who is an expert negotiator. […]

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – So Many Opinions: What To Do About It?

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – So Many Opinions: What To Do About It? Like a ticking time bomb. The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is set to expire on November 30, 2009. If you haven’t closed on your new home by then, you’re out of luck and will miss out on the […]