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11 Things Moms Can Do Today to Start Earning a Side Income From Home

My wife is a stay-at-home mom who takes care of our two boys.  She works a couple hours each day and is able to earn a substantial amount of money for our family each month.  She’s amazing! Unfortunately, many moms feel powerless because they can’t find legitimate work-from-home opportunities and sometimes fall victim to Tupperware, handbag, cosmetics or other “parties” that usually …

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How to Create Value in Negotiations

We talked recently about how to get a bigger piece of the pie in a negotiation. But what if I told you that in many negotiations, the pie isn’t really fixed?  What if I told you that in lots of cases, there is actually more than one pie? The truth is, there’s usually an opportunity to negotiate over more than one pie …

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How to Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie

If you had a single pie to split with someone, how much of it do you think you could get? If you don’t like pie, then you probably don’t care.  But if you’re like me, and you do like pie, then you probably hope that you can get at least half of it, maybe more.  And if you could get …

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Five Forces—Threats

What threats does your business face? Where do those threats come from? We’ve talked about three other forces that can have a huge impact on the success of our business.  Each of these forces is based on the current business environment.  But the last two forces are based on the threat of future competitors.  More specifically new entrants and new …

Five Forces—Intensity of Rivalry

How strong is your business compared to your competition? Or take it even one step back and tell me, who is your competition?  In any business situation, it’s important to understand who your competition is. Let me give you three main types of competitors to help you identify who your competitors really are. Rivals—Are there other businesses that does exactly what you …

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Hustle It!—Craigslist Flipping in 6 Steps

Have you ever just scrolled through the free section on Craigslist? It’s crazy the kind of stuff you can find on there. You’ll find a lot of things that aren’t worth the drive to go get them, but you’ll also find some stuff that’s pretty cool.  It’s stuff that the owner doesn’t want or need but just can’t bring themselves …