Category Archives: Startup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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