How to Increase Prices without Offending Customers

This is a guest post by Eddy Hood. He helps entrepreneurs make $250,000 or more in their companies. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter. When I was 13, there was an electric guitar hidden under the couch. It was Christmas morning; I had been hoping for one and the parents delivered! That was a good surprise. Fast forward 15 years and I’m laid off from a job due to the 2008 recession. I was working for a homebuilder at the time, … [Read more...]

Taking the Online Offline- 7 Ways to Help People Know You’re Trustworthy

Taking the Online Offline- 7 Ways to Help People Know You're Trustworthy We've gone through three different stages when it comes to people's interaction with others on the Internet. Stage 1- Get people online. Stage 2- Get people interacting online. Stage 3- Get people interacting offline using online tools. I love Stage 3. Do you regularly meet people we find fascinating in an offline context that we're connected with online. And … [Read more...]

10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter

10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter In December I made a decision. I decided to get stuck in with Kickstarter and work towards putting online a Kickstarter project around a passion. I want to take a bit of time out to focus solely on writing, speaking, podcasting and creating video content. And as in the big wide world, of the big wide web, I'm not a Robert Scoble and I can't find a company like Rackspace to pay for me and a … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs Conference 2012- 10 Reasons It Went Wrong?

Entrepreneurs Conference 2012- 10 Reasons It Went Wrong? Well, how did you find it? Well I've been following the Twitter comments the last few days and decided to collate a few of the many tweets that have been written at #Ents2012. I did this on day and you can see those tweets on this post here. I gave up as after that as it just got worse and worse. I'd left by then. So I decided to spend a few more minutes thinking of the … [Read more...]

Products Aren’t Built To Last

When did this happen? You have a washing machine and it breaks down after 3 years. You get a iPhone and it lasts just over 12 months. You get a pair of jeans and they rip in those places you really don't want them to rip....well certainly not within 12 months. OK- forgive me for harking back to a 'The Good Old Years' tone. But when I was a kid, we had a washing machine that lasted for 12- 15 years. I bet if you actually went back to the … [Read more...]

Empire Avenue Business Benefits? A Conversation with Robert Scoble and Jeremiah Owyang

  Hello- Thank you any newcomers to my blog via Empire Avenue- I’m @Caleb- a friendly thinker, writer, social media strategist, speaker and consultant. I'm all about Relational Leadership, and I want to meet you. Please don’t be a voyeur but connect on Twitter @calebstorkey, subscribe to the blog and leave some comments or topically come and get some of me at @caleb on Empire Avenue. I’ll be chatting to everyone extensively......OK with … [Read more...]

Think Long Term- Sprinting Is For Losers

Think Long Term- Sprinting Is For Losers Too much in business is all about the short-term gain. You hear that complaint made time and time again. When entrepreneurs take their companies public, float them on the markets, go through an IPO, the businesses are often then based on short-term share value as opposed to what is good long-term for the business. The same is true for any size of business. Too much emphasis on the short-term and a lack … [Read more...]

Punctuate Your Day

Punctuate Your Day Your day is made up of many hours, minutes and seconds. One second ticks into another; one minute turns into another; and one hour falls into another. So life goes on: ticking, turning, falling, ticking, turning, falling... until it's the end of the day....again. If you find that you’ve been watching the clock tick away, and you're counting down the ticks and turns, you're in the wrong place my friend. Life is too short … [Read more...]