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Day September 3, 2007

Small Business Wisdom – Entrepreneur

Speaking of entrepreneurial, I will start with quotations about entrepreneurs.My first quote is from Terri Bowersock, a US furniture manufacturer, who was forced into business by red-tape, figures:The truth is I started my own company because I could not fill out a job application.This one is from Mr. Entrepreneur himself:I'm Richard Branson, I'm eighteen and I run a magazine that's doing something really useful for young people.Peter de Savary had the following to say about entrepreneurs:You can never be an entrepreneur, if you're afraid of losing money.... Moving on - J.Paul getty the über-entrepreneur has this to add:No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist.My last quote of today is by James Edward Hanson, a British entrepreneur:Successful entrepreneurs judge correctly the need for change, then do something about it.More tomorrow and the day after and .....

WHY For Small Business, Home Business, Start-Up and You.

A few month ago I found this great online magazine "WHY" which stands for "Work-Home-You" - it deals with great small business, home office and start-up issues.... It is full of business ideas and great stories - in this current issue Dina & Lucille (the editors) report about Captain (Ret.)

Ken’s Strike and Rip-Off London, Bad For Small Business.

Ken Livingstone, "our " Mayor of London, is presiding over a London that has become more and more small business unfriendly, at least that is how I see it.The latest is the 72-hour tube strike by maintenance workers, as usual both sides blame each other in this conflict and you can not find out what really is going on. The fact remains there may very well be a strike on as of this evening, which will in effect shut the tube down.... The BBC has the following to say:But on Friday, London mayor Ken Livingstone said all Metronet employees had been given written assurances that there would be no reduction in jobs or transfers of employees from Metronet.Mr Livingstone also said they had been assured that their pensions would be fully protected.He said: "It would be incomprehensible to disrupt the lives of millions of Londoners and lose their members significant amounts of pay when all of the assurances they have asked for have been given."What is incomprehensible for me is how it ever got to this situation - management failure over management failure - who is going to get sacked over this and when - in Ken's London nobody I guess.It is time for new ideas, better management and more accountability.

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