The Eight Key Elements of a Business Plan: and How to Make Them Work for You

By MaryEllen Tribby “I don’t have one” was Dave’s response when I asked to see his business plan for his new company. You may think this is normal for a first time entrepreneurial adventure. But what if I told you that Dave has started many companies in his 20-year tenure as an entrepreneur? And he […]

Joe and MaryEllen Unplugged

By MaryEllen Tribby & Joe Polish Joe:  You hang out in Florida.  You do a lot of cool stuff.  You’ve made millions of dollars for companies you’ve built, companies you’ve worked with and for… And there are literally god knows how many thousands and thousands of entrepreneurs who have made money as a result of […]

Love Plus Logic Equals GREAT Marketing

By MaryEllen Tribby Every good marketer I know loves marketing. They read as much as they can about it. They understand the elements that make up a good marketing campaign and are thinking of ways to make each campaign better. However, every great marketer I know not only loves marketing but also understands that marketing […]

Are You Being Duped by These 3 Pervasive Business Lies?

By MaryEllen Tribby “I was so inspired by your presentation! Now I finally understand what I need to do to start my own business,” Cynthia said. This was just one of many comments I heard after delivering my presentation at the Glazer/Kennedy Info Summit a while back. My presentation was called “Perception vs. Reality: Year […]

The Three Business Questions You Must Ask Everyday

By MaryEllen Tribby The most important element in every business is the team that forms the organization. Your employees are the backbone of your business. If you do not have a great team, you cannot possibly have a great business. Yet many entrepreneurs do not take the time to really listen to their team. Many […]

Entrepreneur vs. CEO: Understanding the Difference Can Save Your Business

By MaryEllen Tribby It’s a phenomenon that I have watching for as long as I can remember; entrepreneurs who think they can magically transform themselves into a CEO purely because they started a business. Well, brace yourself. Because the hard cold truth is that most entrepreneurs simply do not encompass the skill set to be […]