That Great Business Idea That You Just Had In The Shower

There is a land where idealists and romantics are easily crushed whilst the pragmatic and sober soar to extraordinary heights. The land of start-ups is a graveyard of broken dreams not because of the impossibility of starting a business but because people go into the whole thing with the wrong idea.

The conventional wisdom statistic is that 9 out of ten businesses fail. Whether it is true or not is another fact. But, the point is, will you be counted among those who win?

You need to ask yourself about the following three things before you give your boss the pieces of your mind that remain:

That Great Business Idea That You Just Had In The Shower

Number 1: You Know That Great Idea You Have?

I hate to sound pessimistic but that great idea you had whilst you were in the shower (The Eureka moment!). you are going to have to wrestle it if you are to see it manifest. It will not just come to you on a silver platter and guess what even crooks have to fight for their business hence gang related murders. So if you thought just having the idea was all it took guess again.

You need to have the stamina of a monster and the work ethic of an ant if you will survive the roller coaster you have decided to ride. Besides this you are already defeated by your great idea before you have even begun.

So do you have the hunger to beat the living daylight out of your dreams so that you can conquer, subdue and tame it? If you don’t go back to your bosses desk and tear that smug resignation letter you just wrote.

Number 2: When Money Will Not Come?

There is a bunch of people who think that their idea is their get rich quick ticket. These …

What’s crisis management and how to face it thanks to media relations

A corporate crisis is an internal or external instability period resulting from a significant threat. A crisis occurs, for example, when a product or a service doesn’t keep the promises made to users or when a company member says or do something that is just opposite to corporate values and brand identity. Also, it is possible that a crisis occurs even when a stock exchange collapses, when a natural catastrophe happens or when any other event that does not concern the company effect on it.

In all these cases, the crisis generates a situation of instability, confusion and stress within the company, that must be adequately managed in order to prevent any possible negative consequence. If you are able to recognize a crisis when it occurs and if you are ready to face it, then you can be sure you are going to understand what crisis management means.

Let’s find out more about how to face a crisis thank to media relations right approach.

Media relations approach to crisis management

Every company, no matter how big or small it is, should be able to face a crisis when it occurs. So, it could be necessary to implement some preventive actions.

First of all, don’t panic! Everyone should try to keep calm because everyone could say or do things that could be potentially harmful to the company. Unpleasant situations can be avoided by controlling the spread of panic in each situation.

When a crisis occurs, everyone should also know who the contact person is and who will represent the voice and the face of the company in front of journalists or users. So, it could be necessary to establish a crisis management team and to identify a spokesperson. Usually these roles are entrusted to internal or external experts

Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: Take a Big Drink From This Classic Networking Book

Harvey Mackay started by doing, not by writing. By the time he wrote, “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty; The Only Networking Book You’ll Ever Need,” he had spent nearly 40 years at the helm of Mackay Envelop Company. The company was failing when he bought it. Mr. Mackay didn’t have a lot of resources to build the company except for his own belief in the power of relationships.

His first few books reflected the tough environment of the business world with titles referring to getting eaten by sharks and insincere offers from naked men. But “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty” takes a more optimistic and proactive approach. Written in 1997, it doesn’t make any mention of the internet or social networking, but focuses purely on the person to person, face to face aspects of networking.

At over 300 pages and not the largest type font size in the industry, it seems like a daunting project to start. But here’s the best part about this book and why it’s still worth picking up today. It is full of networking stories. Not stories about made up people or someone you’ve never heard of, but stories about how celebrities, athletes, and even presidents have built and used their networks. There are names you’ve heard of only because you’ve shopped at their stores, like Stanley Marcus of Nieman Marcus and Len Riggio, founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble. There are sports figures like Pat O’Brien and Muhammed Ali. Politicians from both parties including Bill Clinton and George Bush. The stories include other authors such as Stephen King, Erma Bombeck and movie stars such as Paul Newman.

Just reading the index is like a who’s who of politics, business and sports. You can’t help but be inspired by the list of successful …

Best Bangkok Hotels Near Nightlife Hotspots

Best Bangkok Hotels Near Nightlife Hotspots

When it comes to the best nightlife action in Asia, the city of Bangkok in the Kingdom of Thailand is the place. There are all kinds of clubs, bars and popular music scenes that are lively to keep visitors entertained all night. And who can say they have been to Bangkok if they have never set foot in one of the city’s popular red-light districts. No matter what you like, Bangkok’s nightlife will provide.

To make full use of Bangkok’s nightlife experience, it is a good decision to live in the neighborhood of Rama IV. Both are popular areas with many businesses serving foreign expatriates and of course tourists from all over the world. Hotels in these areas vary in price range so you will find many budget options for budget travelers and luxury class accommodation for anyone who wants to be treated like royalty. Atlas Hotel is the right choice for you with luxurious amenities and reasonably priced. Visit his website at

Best Bangkok Hotels Near Nightlife Hotspots

What is in Bangkok? Starting first with Silom, the activity center there is called the Patpong red-light district which is located between the busy streets of Rama IV. There is also a very popular night market there where you can find all sorts of souvenirs and knockdown luxury items.

Rama IV Bangkok is basically a long stretch of road that passes through an environment where expatriates live, eat, drink and of course parties. So there are lots of businesses here that attract tourists too. You will find many great clubs inside international hotels with talented jazz bands playing in large crowds. There are popular discos and clubs that attract the attention of many young people in Bangkok. And of course, without the addition of the red light district, …

Economic News Stinks, Rentership is Rising, Rates on Track to Remain Low, And Real Estate?

Wall Street may be happy. After all profits are up and rising. However, for those of us in the real estate business exactly where are we. The good news is that rates are stuck in low gear and likely to stay there for the next 12 months. The economies resistance to revival remains stubbornly in place.

Demand for oil in the United States remains tepid driven by the weak economy and by a populace determined to waste no more. U.S. savings is running consistently at over 4% and consumers continue to cut their debt, write off their mortgages through foreclosure, and other debt via bankruptcy. The U.S. consumer is saving cash and reducing outstanding liabilities at an unprecedented level.

Corporations are piling up cash in profits. Yet, Hiring is stuck in near neutral. As of this most recent quarter, the U.S. Federal Reserve predicts that this will remain the case as does a majority of economists around the country.

Foreclosure activity is increasing and the inventory of houses on the market is at 8.5 months and likely to continue rising for months to come because of the increasing foreclosure rate. At the same time, since 2004 the number of renters has increased by 3.4 millions and in the past quarter multifamily and rental vacancy has ticked downward in the face of this mostly discouraging news.

Economic News Stinks, Rentership is Rising, Rates on Track to Remain Low, And Real Estate?

Where does this the leave the real estate industry?

Keep in mind that behind all these statistics, the demographics point to sharply increased renting, steady population growth, and the transition of the Echo Boomer from dependents of their baby boom parents to heads of household. And, the credit effects of the downturn and emerging legislative environment will increase rental demand for years if not decades to come.

Investors and those interested in a rental real …

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