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Working Smarter, Not Harder, is the Secret to Success for Your Startup or Small Business

October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Working Smarter, Not Harder, is the Secret to Success for Your Startup or Small Business

We’re all familiar with the age-old phrase about “working smarter not harder” – and you know what? It is absolutely true! In any startup or small business you don’t have to be the best to succeed, but you do have to be smart! There are over 28 million businesses in America. Therefore, the chances are good […]

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3 Signs That Your Small Business Needs Help

September 23, 2016 0 Comments
3 Signs That Your Small Business Needs Help

Feeling like your small business needs help? You’re not alone. Every day in a small business or startup brings about new challenges to overcome and new opportunities to succeed. The day to day processes can leave anyone drained or with little time to analyze anything beyond what just occurred. Time flies! In fact, it is […]

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Drone Business Ideas: Surveying, Conservation & Environmental Regulation

August 23, 2016 0 Comments
Drone Business Ideas: Surveying, Conservation & Environmental Regulation

So you have a drone – what are you going to do with it? Fly it aimlessly around your yard? Spy on your neighbors? Use it to drive your dog crazy? Drone owners have the potential to hop onto the tech bandwagon (and a deep well of drone business ideas that are taking off daily) to put their new gadget to use in an even better way: making money.

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How to Market Your Private Investigation Agency to Insurance Companies

June 14, 2016 1 Comment
How to Market Your Private Investigation Agency to Insurance Companies

One of the most popular questions I am often asked by other private investigators is “How do I Market my Investigation Agency to Insurance Companies?” My answer is that your marketing approach will depend upon whom you are targeting but here is my secret sauce…

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What is Social Capital? How Online Influence Leads To Real Wealth

January 30, 2015 1 Comment
What is Social Capital? How Online Influence Leads To Real Wealth

In my previous article I discuss personal branding and only very briefly discussed the concept of social capital. I ended with the thought, “Where financial capital fails, social capital performs tremendously well.” It’s certainly an enticing thought for me that one can brace for economic shock through the development of your personal presence on the Internet – […]

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The Power of Personal Branding and the Business of Being You

January 27, 2015 4 Comments
The Power of Personal Branding and the Business of Being You

What is a business or brand without a reputation? How well-known and regarded is this reputation and is it helping or hurting the organization? Without name recognition (good or bad) a business goes no where. It ceases to exist in the mind of the consumer. Did you know that, today, your personal brand is every […]

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YouTube’s SmarterEveryDay Takes On Facebook: 6 Tips for Fighting Digital Piracy

January 20, 2015 0 Comments
YouTube’s SmarterEveryDay Takes On Facebook: 6 Tips for Fighting Digital Piracy

Emerging Online Feud Between Popular YouTube Channel, Smarter Every Day, and Facebook over Bauer Media Group’s Unauthorized Use of Intellectual Property Prompts Video Entrepreneur Magazine Executive Editor to Issue Six Tips for Combating Digital Piracy Rife Among Abusers of Video Hosting Platforms L. Scott Harrell, Video Entrepreneur Magazine’s Executive Editor, wrote about the public row […]

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FAA Green-lights Commercial UAV Drone Use for 6 Hollywood Film Production Companies

September 27, 2014 5 Comments
FAA Green-lights Commercial UAV Drone Use for 6 Hollywood Film Production Companies

On September 25, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted an exemption to its ban on commercial drone use to six movie and television production companies. Negotiations for a similar exemption with a seventh company, Flying-Cam Inc., are currently pending. The waiver will allow the companies to use for filming use unmanned aerial drones within […]

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Back in Startup Mode. Time For A New Direction.

August 16, 2014 4 Comments
Back in Startup Mode. Time For A New Direction.

Don’t let them fool you, semi-retirement isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. I was never fully able to relax knowing that I’d eventually have to either find a J-O-B or get cracking on another business startup sooner rather than later to ensure that I’d maintain an uninterrupted stream of income. My options […]

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Using Apps to Overcome Writer’s Block

July 4, 2014 0 Comments
Using Apps to Overcome Writer’s Block

I just tried out this tool on a website called Write or Die (http://writeordie.com/) as I have been trying to get over some writer’s block I’ve been experiencing lately. I took the challenge to write 500 words in less than 15 minutes. Write or Die features a “consequence mode” that kicks in whenever your writing slows […]

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