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Common Entrepreneur Mistakes

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

Over the years, I've managed to make a bunch of common entrepreneur mistakes, and after reading a friend's mistakes, it gave me the idea for this post. So, here's my highlights: Burnout Burning yourself out from working too many hours is extremely ...

Video Review: Masters of Commerce

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

And reviews are back! This week, we're taking a look at Masters of Commerce, a negotiation and auction games for big groups that offers a lot of action and fun for such a serious theme.

Board Game Review : Ghost Stories

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

Ghost Stories  has players as Taoist Monks attempting to banish ghosts from the village.  To win, they'll have to banish Wu Feng the Lord of the Nine Hells before they themselves are defeated or the village overrun.  Ghost Stories is ...

Guest Review : Caylus

Monday, September 26th, 2011 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

In Caylus, you and your opponents play the roles of builders who are tasked with building a village and castle for King Philip the Fair in the year 1289. Caylus is a fairly heavy strategy game that revolves around a ...

Guest Review : Battlestar Galacitca Board Games

Monday, September 12th, 2011 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

Battlestar Galactica is a 3-6 player semi-cooperative game based on the re-imagined series. Players take on the role of one of the major characters on the Galactica trying to survive after the Cylon’s attack on the Twelve Colonies. Throughout the ...

Best Practices: Keep Learning (11)

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 Posted in best practices | 2 Comments »

The world is changing, new technology and new business processes, new competitors and new legislation make it a constant process of learning for us all.  Unfortunately, as the business owner, it often falls on to you to keep up to ...

Best Practices : Jack-of-All-Trades (10)

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 Posted in best practices | No Comments »

You know the saying, Jack-of-All-Trades, master of none? Well, as a business owner especially at the onset for a small enterprise like this, you're much better off being a Jack-of-All-Trades.  There are a ton of basic skills / knowledge areas ...

Best Practices : Schedule Me Time (9)

Saturday, June 4th, 2011 Posted in best practices | No Comments »

Running your own business is a lot of work.  If you own a brick & mortar store, it's probably worst than online - at least I can work remotely and wake up 30 minutes later if I need to.  It's ...

Best Practices : Penny Pinching & Being Penny Wise, Pound Foolish(8)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 Posted in best practices | No Comments »

Money and cost cutting is a strange beast.  You can be too loose with your spending and too tight as well, and learning where the right level is just a matter of experience. Penny Wise It's very important to cut costs in ...

Best Practices : Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate (7)

Friday, February 11th, 2011 Posted in best practices, business | No Comments »

When you are running a business, always be looking to negotiate with your various suppliers.   There's a lot of expenses involved in running the business - insurance, distributor discounts, rent, salaries, etc- and nearly all can be negotiated upon. As ...