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books Jay Abraham on 02 Jun 2009

What Does it Mean to Get Your Business Unstuck?

Written by Jay Abraham and republished with permission

Many businesses are in an awful rut these days. That’s because they don’t know what steps to take to tap into what I call “the secret wealth of a bad economy.” There’s much more economic activity going on, even now, in the midst of what many are calling the worst economic downtown since the 1930s. In this article, I’ll share with you 7 smart things that successful businesses are doing in order not just to ride out the recession but to grow and thrive as never before.

1. Break down your numbers, not just month to month, year to date, and year to year, but also into categories like how many leads, how many new sales by product, average sale, and average product-source. Then, you analyze any and all correlations, implications, and anomalies this data tells you.

Read on >>What Does it Mean to Get Your Business Unstuck?

books Jay Abraham on 29 May 2009

Is Your Business Stuck?

Written by Jay Abraham and republished with permission

When we say that you or your business is stuck, we really mean that you’re stressed. You’re uncertain. You’re frustrated. Days go by, and not much happens. You spend an enormous amount of time grappling with unpleasant issues like cash flow or meeting the payroll. It feels like you’re hanging from a cliff by your fingernails.

You’d like to spend time working on highly leverageable activities, but you aren’t sure what the most intelligent steps to take might be. Or if you have some ideas, you aren’t sure where to begin or how to execute those ideas. And even if you did know, there are so many daily crises demanding your attention that it’s almost impossible to divert energy to strategic projects that could take you to the next level, extricate you from the mental miasma you’re trapped in.

Read on >>Is Your Business Stuck?

books &optimization Jay Abraham on 27 May 2009

Are You Truly Maximizing?

Written by Jay Abraham and republished with permission

Are you making the best possible use of everything you’ve got?

Are you getting the best return on everything you’re investing in your business—your money, your effort, and above all, your time?

Everybody knows at least one highly productive person, someone for whom there seems to be more than 24 hours in a day. This person is 10 times more productive than her competitor because she understands the concept of highest and best use. It’s a rather simple—yet inarguable—concept.

Read on >>Are You Truly Maximizing?

books &joint ventures Jay Abraham on 23 May 2009

Can A Business Really Grow In Today’s Economy?

Written by Jay Abraham and republished with permission

Almost any business can achieve astonishing growth, even in the midst of a severe economic downturn like the one we face today. I’d like to show you how.

Step one: it’s vitally important to take careful stock of all the psychological and transactional changes going on in both the minds and lives of your marketplace and in the minds and lives of your competitors. Look at the attitude and actions of all your suppliers, vendors, and support services.

You’ll probably witness the following predictable reactions: your competitors are feeling battered. Their sales and marketing approaches are generating meager results. They don’t have a tried and tested plan of action. Certainly they don’t have a proactive strategy for capitalizing on all the things going awry.

Read on >>Can A Business Really Grow In Today’s Economy?

books Jay Abraham on 20 May 2009

Why Jay Abraham Loves a Bad Economy

Written by Jay Abraham and republished with permission

I love a bad economy.

Not because of the pain it causes. Far from it. A lot of people and industries are suffering as never before, and there’s nothing positive about that. Instead, I see the silver lining to an economic slowdown like the one we’re experiencing today.

When you move beyond worry and fear, you’ll discover that areas of growth are actually more plentiful than they are during boom times.

In a bad economy, you can walk all over your competition, lap the field, run circles—you pick the metaphor. The main thing is that you can win easily…if you know how to benefit from bad times. Everyone else is dropping out of the race, and you’re seeing the checkered flag. You’re looking forward, and everyone else is looking backwards. They’re terrified, and you’re making a fortune. You’re seeing opportunities and overlooked markets, transactions, and areas of thinking that no one else saw in good times, so they certainly won’t see them in times of financial struggle.

Read on >>Why Jay Abraham Loves a Bad Economy

books Martin Lee on 16 May 2009

The Sticking Point Reading Room

In my previous post, I mentioned that Jay Abraham is coming out with an all new, blockbuster book – The Sticking Point Solution.

“The Sticking Point Solution” carefully addresses, explains and answers the questions of why most businesses stall or spiral downward in a recession like this one.

It will clearly and brilliantly guide you to much higher levels of sales, profits and complete success right away–not years from today.

Jay’s book will be available June 2nd in bookstores–online and offline, everywhere.

But right now, he wants your help to drive insane pre-demand at those bookstores.

So he’s told me that if you are willing to help him, he will do something enormously valuable for you, in return.

Read on >>The Sticking Point Reading Room

books Martin Lee on 13 May 2009

The Sticking Point Solution

Jay Abraham is coming out with a new book on June 2nd, called, The Sticking Point Solution: Nine Ways to Move Your Business From Stagnation to Stunning Growth in Tough Economic Times.

It has been many, many years since Jay last came out with a book.

The Sticking Point teaches business owners how to find the real opportunities in this bad economy. It teaches professionals how to survive and thrive in this recession and beyond. It teaches entrepreneurs how to get their business going and growing. It teaches managers how to help their employers out-perform the competition.

Read on >>The Sticking Point Solution

video Martin Lee on 21 Apr 2009

Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship

I happened to chance upon this outstanding presentation by Guy Kawasaki on entrepreneurship. During this short presentation, he talks about the top ten things that every startup or entrepreneur should know about.

Guy teaches simple and insightful concepts delivered in a candid and interesting presentation that will probably glue you to your seat once you start watching. Among other things, he talks about:

  • why your mission statement is useless and what you should do about it
  • the holy grail in marketing

Click on the play button below to start watching.

Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the author of nine books including Selling the Dream, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy and The Macintosh Way.

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