6 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Have

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6 Things Every Entreprenuer Must Have

(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) A lot of people mistake investors for entrepreneurs. Not everyone who buys a million dollar franchise is an entrepreneur. A lot of times, franchisees are people with money who see an opportunity to create an additional stream of revenue. For an entrepreneur, it’s typically less about the money, and more about the need to create and … Read More

3 Steps to Reignite Your Belief in Yourself

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(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) Believing in yourself may be one of the most difficult things we can do as entrepreneurs. We get beat down by failure, naysayers, and that pesky little voice in the back of our heads, telling us we’re not good enough. While the lack of belief in oneself is never a good thing, for entrepreneurs it can … Read More

9 Online Marketing Strategies for Your Business

JeffBlog, Business, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Online Marketing, Social Media, Website Design


For some entrepreneurs and small business owners, life can get real crazy real fast. And sometimes, in the mix of trying to balance managing your team with catering to your customers, we forget about marketing our business. Honestly, it’s pretty tough to scrape together the time to research, plan, and drive an effective marketing campaign. But the fact remains; you … Read More

Feel the Fear of Failure – And Do It Anyway

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(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) 10 years ago on a cold Friday night, I spent around 6 hours setting up speakers, running cables, and rearranging furniture in this old, beat up hall we rented from this little old lady who was a bit uneasy about the concert we were putting on the next night for a bunch of screaming teenage fans. … Read More

Can 5 Minutes Make You Successful?

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can 5 minutes make you successful

(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) Recently, someone wrote me the following email:   Hi Jeff, I kind of already use all these strategies. Lately though I am stuck in the not feeling appreciated phase. It seems some people feel they can somehow take advantage of you when you are good natured. so what do I do then? really I hate being stuck … Read More

Why I Left Gary an 84% Tip

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So I just had an awesome date night with my wife. Yes, a date night. We do these typically on Mondays because our son spends the night with my parents. However, that will change very soon, as we’re expecting our second child any day now. So tonight was a special one (well, more special than normal), because we’re not sure … Read More

How to Network Better

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How to Network Better

(Originally published at www.gfda.co) Even though there are like, 5,000 articles online providing advice on how to network effectively, some people still manage to really suck at it.   If you’ve taken the time to register, dress to impress, and drive to an event with the hopes to make some new contacts, it’s important to remember that it’s not about … Read More

Failure Is Not An Option. It Is Required.

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(Originally posted at www.trepsunite.com) I recently spoke to a small class of entrepreneurs at an Arts and Design College. I could have spoke about planning, or marketing strategies, or even time management. All of these would have been great topics and provided great benefit for them. I chose to talk about failure. I simply told them, “You’re all going to … Read More