There’s been much researched and reported about why businesses don’t turn a profit—some chronically operating “in the red” month after month until failure finally ensues. In fact, reports reveal that a staggering 50% of new small businesses fail in the first year, alone, and only one-third survive 10 years or more.
Author: Brian Greenberg
Entrepreneurship is rarely easy but also having family in the mix can add multiple layers of complexity—barriers and challenges that your competitors may not be burdened with. That said, the unique dynamics of a family-run business can also result in extraordinary success as evidenced by Wal-Mart, BMW, Ford and Tyson—all highly accomplished family firms.
It’s an amazing feeling when someone contacts your business through the company web site and is completely sold during the telephone follow up. Unfortunately, countless professionals end up losing business because their web site is poorly designed and doesn’t use an efficient process for generating and capturing leads. I have made a living selling life insurance through my own web site and have also worked as an Internet marketer building and optimizing hundreds of web sites for other business owners.