Is Lack of Focus Costing You Money?

Small Business Advice with Tim Knox: The Power of Focus

If you’re like me, focusing on one project at a time can be nearly impossible.  I’ll start working on one project, then I’ll get distracted and start working on another, only to get distracted again and move on to something else. The problem is, when you work on lots of projects at once, you rarely Read more

Are You Past Your Sell-By Date?

Tim Knox: Are You Past Your Sell-By Date?

I was having coffee with a client recently, a very successful woman in her early sixties, and she said she sometimes felt like she was, “past her sell-by date”. While I had never heard that expression used to mean that one’s best days were behind them, the meaning struck a chord in me. I think we all feel that way Read more

How Do You Come Up With A Great Small Business Idea?

Small Business Advice with Tim Knox

One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “What business should I start?” Actually that’s the short version. The longer version is, “What business should I start that will make me a ton of money really, really fast?” Short or long version, my advice is always the same: forget about making a ton of money Read more

Are You Ever Too Old or Too Young To Start Your Own Small Business?

Small Business Advice With Tim Knox, does age matter

One of the questions I get most, from people of all ages is: are you ever too old or too young to start a business? Great question, and one that normally depends on two things: maturity when you’re young and finances when you’re older (notice I didn’t say old). The truth is, age really doesn’t matter Read more

What’s Your Time & Knowledge Really Worth?

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If I had a nickle for every time someone asked to”have coffee and pick my brain” I’d have enough nickles to buy my own coffee plantation. Now when someone makes that offer I kindly explain that I’m a consultant and a coach, and as such, I charge an hourly fee if someone wants to pick my Read more

What’s Stopping You From Starting Your Own Small Business?

Tim Knox Entrepreneur Code

I’ve never been one to push people in a direction I didn’t think they were meant to go.  I’m not so egotistical that I think I know what’s best for anyone other than myself. On the other hand, I counsel with many new and old entrepreneurs and if I feel they are on the wrong Read more

Are You A Crappy Boss?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice

Have you ever had a crappy boss? A boss that managed through terrorism, intimidation, ego, and anger? A boss that blamed employees for his or her mistakes and took all the credit that was not theirs to claim? Now the really important question. Are you a crappy boss? Do you lead by example or manage by force? Read more

Do You Want Fries With That Management Style?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice For entrepreneurs

I’ve written many times about my vast experience in the fast food industry, not as a worker, but as an often mistreated customer. Each story typically involved bad food, apathetic employees, horrible customer service, and a vow never to return. That vow usually ended up in the dumpster when my craving for a chicken burrito Read more

Free WordPress Course Now Available

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My brand new video course “How To Create Your Blog or Website With WordPress” is now available for you and it’s absolutely free! If you’re an entrepreneur, author, publisher, speaker, or someone who simply wants to create a blog, this course will literally walk you through the process from A to Z. It’s specifically designed Read more

How Big Is Your Really Big Idea, Really?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice

One of my coaching clients stopped by the other day to tell me that they had a great idea for what she called “an amazing new product”. She went on to say, “There is nothing like it on the market and no competition that I can find. It’s a can’t miss, slam dunk, absolutely no doubt about it winner!” I Read more

My Book’s Been Accepted By Kindle Scout, Now What?

Sins of the Father by Tim Knox

I woke up this morning with a pleasant surprise. My novel, SINS OF THE FATHER, had been accepted into the Kindle Scout publishing program. As defined by Amazon, “Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Read more

The Entrepreneur’s Checklist

Small Business Advice Entrepreneur's Checklist

I was asked for the millionth time the other day what personality traits I thought were most important to entrepreneurial success. I immediately gave my now-automatic reply about passion and dedication and hard work and blah, blah, blah… Later, after taking some time to ponder the question a little deeply (I normally operate in shallow waters), Read more

Are You Suffering From Opportunity Overload?

Are you suffering from opportunity overload?

In a world where you’re constantly being inundated with claims of making big money with Kindle, affiliate marketing, SEO, Facebook ads, retail arbitrage, Amazon Merch, Google Adwords, etc. how can you logically decide which opportunity might work for you? When opportunities are coming at you like speeding cars on the information super highway, sometimes it’s best Read more

How To Choose The Best Name For Your Small Business

Tim Knox How To Choose The Best Name For Your Business

How important is the name of a business? Should the name of your business reflect what the business does or is it better to come up with something catchy and easy to remember? What’s in a name? When it comes to your business, a lot more than you might think. In fact, deciding on the perfect name Read more

Should You Focus On A Niche?

Tim Knox Entrepreneur Code

In this episode of the Entrepreneur Code Videocast I address the question: should you focus on a specific niche or try to sell to a broader market? Many entrepreneurs think that the more products they carry or the more services they offer, the more sales they will make. It’s been my experience that the exact opposite is Read more

What Are You Willing To Do To Succeed In Business?

How Far Are You Willing To Go To Achieve Business Success?

Why do some entrepreneurs achieve stellar small business success, while others achieve only moderate success, while still others achieve no success at all? There is a wide range of factors that determine a venture’s success: the ability of the entrepreneur to successfully execute the startup plan, then manage the evolution and growth of the business the team of investors, Read more

Why The Customer Is Not Always Right

Is the customer always right?

There’s an old adage in business that says: The customer is always right. After dealing with thousands of customers over the last two decades, both online and off, I believe it would be more accurate to say that the customer is always right — until they are not. It all comes down to what I call, “The law of Read more

Learning To Balance Happiness and Success

Don't be an unhappy entrepreneur.

Do you consider yourself to be a happy person? Do you consider yourself to be a success as an entrepreneur? Do you think you will only be happy once you obtain what you consider to be a certain level of success? Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying, “Success breeds happiness“, which basically means that if Read more

Don’t Worry Yourself Out Of Business

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This is a quote from an email I received this week from a frustrated entrepreneur who asked to remain nameless. “Tim, I never get ANYTHING done because I can’t stop worrying about EVERYTHING!!!!” For the sake of wear and tear on my keyboard I left out a dozen or so exclamation points, but I think you get Read more

Don’t Be A “Do I Really Have To” Entrepreneur

Don't Be A "Do I Really Have to" Entrepreneuer

I’m often contacted by home-based and e-business owners who seem to think that just because their business is conducted from the comfort of home, the rules and regulations that govern brick and mortar enterprises do not apply to them. I call these folks the “Do I Really Have To” Entrepreneurs based on the questions they ask. Read the following Read more

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