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This is a message for all business owners, entrepreneurs, project managers… and basically anyone else out there who has a big task to accomplish. I know you have it tough. Projects are big and unwieldy. It’s hard to start. It’s hard to gain momentum. It’s hard to maintain momentum. It’s hard to juggle everything and […]

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The One “Pest” That You DO Want!

No one likes pests. We have sprays and chemicals and professionals that get rid of pests from our lives. But in business planning and development, there is one pest that we DO want! I’m talking, of course, about the PEST analysis. PEST is an acronym that stands for “political”, “economic”, “social”, and “technological” elements, and […]

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The X factor

Posted by on May 19, 2009 in: Project Management

Remember in high school math class when the teacher would write an equation on the board and then tell us to “solve for X”? To solve for X students would have to work out the entire equation with X to the side and then get to the point where it became obvious. Example: 2X+6 = […]

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Oooops! Branding and Packaging – is it appropriate?

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in: Oooops! Series

It has been awhile since I did my ‘Oooops’ series. A matter of fact, my Oooops series kind of went out the door when I changed blogs. I think it is time to bring it back. For those of you that don’t know my ‘Oooops’ series is just a mini blog from time to time […]

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Be Nice!

At IAC Professionals, we have a 90 day training period, where our Virtual Assistants are put through a boot camp, for lack of a better term. During those 90 days, they don’t work with clients, rather they work on small tasks that are assigned to them, and part of a larger project, while supervised by […]

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Good Fast Cheap is still relevant

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying “Good, fast, cheap. Pick two”. It nicely summarizes the way that businesses sell their offering. They might be good and fast (but not cheap), they might be good and cheap (but not fast), or they might be fast and cheap (but not good). In some of the reading […]

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Joint Ventures – Be Picky! Like Me!

Joint Ventures are a common practice in today’s marketplace, but truth be told, you should enter into them sparingly. Check out my blog and my companies; you will find less than three that I have entered into during the past seven years of being in business. I recently just entered into a “mini-JV” (more later […]

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