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Entrepreneurial Leverage – The X Factor That Allows The Individual To Beat Big Companies Every Time

Entrepreneurial Leverage – The X Factor That Allows The Individual To Beat Big Companies Every Time

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Here is how and why the man or woman in their Garage, Basement, or Bedroom that is hoping to start a business and beat the big companies out there that have hundreds of employees and millions of dollars at their disposal can do it.

I have written about this before over the years but I think that I have honed it down so that everyone with two neurons firing (that could be me on a good day) can understand it. Here is the secret to how you as an Entrepreneur can beat the big guys.

First I want to layout some ground work that I have done before but, I want to put this all inside one nut shell.

The thing that we have to start off with is Moore’s Law which is Gordon Moore of Hewlett Packard fame that says basically this….

The capability and speed of computer chips will double every 18 months and the price will be cut in half.

This has remained true since 1965 if you can believe it or not. Continue reading Entrepreneurial Leverage – The X Factor That Allows The Individual To Beat Big Companies Every Time

Start Your Business NOW! Here is why you should not wait until next year.

Start Your Business Now – Here Is Why

If you have ever thought about starting your own business or taking it up a notch or three now is the time.

image I have covered this in several previous posts, but I think it is really worth repeating based on what is happening right now.

You may have heard the Administration is going to ride herd on the largest overall tax increase in the history of the country, but you may have not seen the numbers in black and white. Here they are.

  • The 10% bracket will increase to 15%.
  • The 25% bracket will increase to 28%.
  • The 28% bracket will increase to 31%.
  • The 33% bracket will increase to 36%.
  • The 35% bracket will increase to 39.6%.

What this means is this.

  • The 10% bracket will increase to 15%… a tax burden hike of 50%.
  • The 25% bracket will increase to 28%… a tax burden hike of 12%.
  • The 28% bracket will increase to 31%… a tax burden hike of 10.7%.
  • The 33% bracket will increase to 36%… a tax burden hike of 9.1%.
  • The 35% bracket will increase to 39.6%… a tax burden hike of 13.1%.

Capital Gains Taxes are due to go up by 50%.  This is going to hurt all business investment and help kill any new job creation and drive manufacturing overseas even more.

Continue reading Start Your Business NOW! Here is why you should not wait until next year.

Lech Walesa Gives Advice To The United States

Lech Walesa gives his view of the world and some friendly advice to the United States of America

He speaks about the state of Entrepreneurs and Capitalism and the lack of morality in our government today.

This man is one of a very, very few politicians that I have respect for these days. He is of the mold of our founding fathers in that he put his life on the line when he got into politics.  He led the way for the downfall of the Soviet Union and is truly one of the great leaders of the past 100 years.  If you are old enough to remember the time when he lead Poland on a path to Democracy and most importantly Free Market Capitalism, you may feel the same way I do.

He stared down execution and torture to lead Poland to its current prosperity and freedom as a Union Organizer for the shipbuilders.  And unlike the Union organizers in the US, he then went on to be and still is one of the biggest promoters of Free Market Capitalism and Entrepreneurs in the world.  He has also seen first hand the destruction and evil that Intellectual Elitism, Communism and Socialism can do first hand and offers some advice for the people of the United States.

This from a man who has been there and done that and actually walks the talk.  And look , no teleprompters! 🙂

Here is a link to a very well done piece by Time magazine of all places. While he is far from perfect, he is someone with experience and knows how things work concerning government and Entrepreneurs and how to get things done.  He is  someone with those two qualities that America Politicians lack, and that the American people and businesses could sorely use right now.

Cheers,

Andrew


A Complete Reprint of P.T. Barnum’s Classic Book “Art Of Money Getting” For Free!

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Art Of Money Getting

I am making a copy of “Art Of Money Getting” By P.T. Barnum available to download in PDF format for FREE. This is from a post I did awhile ago, but I thought it worth mentioning again. It is worth rereading on a regular basis.

In the video I go over some of the highlights in the book. Click To Watch Video and it looks best in Full Screen Mode. Just hover in the lower right hand corner and clickthe Box. Hit ESC to come back to regular mode.

I am making 21to21.com’s reprint of P.T. Barnum’s classic book “Art Of Money Getting” available here for free in PDF format. Continue reading A Complete Reprint of P.T. Barnum’s Classic Book “Art Of Money Getting” For Free!

John Stossel And Ayn Rand

As a dyed in the wool Capitalist and a fan of Ayn Rand, I thought I would put these videos of John Stossel’s New Show up for you. Interesting viewing for sure.

In it he discusses Atlas Shrugged, the book by Ayn Rand with a number of people and he talks about the similarities that are going on today.

I am including all 6 videos.

If you want to read the book, I suggest that you don’t watch the videos until afterward.

Would love to know what you think if you have read the book. Enjoy!

Cheers,
Andrew Anderson

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Raphael the Angel Of Capitalists, Ayn Rand And The Root Of All Evil And The Story Of Capitalism And Why The Economy Got To Be In This Mess

Rapheal, The Angel Of Capitalists

I am updating this post from last February. I think it is even more relevant now than then.

Did you know we Capitalists had our own Capitalist Angel?  Kind of neat don’t you think?

Every since I was a little Kid, I knew that I was going to be a millionaire when I grew up. I always liked money from the standpoint that I had figured out that if you have it, you could get to do the things that you enjoyed.  For me, this was to buy Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines and to buy items for my experiments that I constantly had going on.


My Mom indulged me in this and my bedroom was a constant disaster in that I usually was trying to grow some type of new yeast under the bed or tearing apart motors, or other mechanical devices on dresser and in the dresser. or on the floor.  It was really an enter at your own risk environment. Continue reading Raphael the Angel Of Capitalists, Ayn Rand And The Root Of All Evil And The Story Of Capitalism And Why The Economy Got To Be In This Mess

The True Thanksgiving Story

If you have never read this, you are in for a treat.  While there has been much revisionist history concerning what Thanksgiving is and was all about, here is the REAL story.  A hint (The triumph of Capitalism that saved the Pilgrims and therefore the US of A and you and me too!!!)

Here is the real story… Enjoy..  I have posted a short version and another longer one.  Would love to hear what you think.

Cheers,

Andrew Anderson

The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

Did you know that the first [Plymouth Colony Pilgrim’s] Thanksgiving was a celebration of the triumph of private property and individual initiative? Continue reading The True Thanksgiving Story

Entrepreneureism Is Alive And Well

I had a great shot of enthusiasm over the weekend that I wanted to share with you.  It all came about because I had a few items that I wanted to sell or throw away.  So I put a couple of ads on Craigslist.com and ended up running into some rather interesting Entrepreneurs and people in general.  They ranged in age from about 20 to 75.

If you want an example of Capitalism working at its best it is a perfect example.  If your price is too high it won’t sell, but if it is priced right and it is something in demand, you can get a dozen calls on the item and sell it in a matter of minutes.

As I am always interested in every aspect of Capitalism and how it works, I ended up having some very interesting conversations with the people that purchased the items I had for sale. Continue reading Entrepreneureism Is Alive And Well

Happy Birthday Marine Corps!!!!

Today marks the US Marine Corps 234th Birthday and I would like to say Happy Birthday and thank you for your service to all of the Marines, past and present for your service.

Without you, I would not be able to post to my blog like this without fear of retribution and if not for you, I would probably be speaking German or Japanese, or possibly even Russian or Chinese!

The founding of the Marine Corps took place at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by a committee of the Continental Congress. A resolution was drafted to form two battalions of Marines providing a force to fight on land and sea. The resolution to form the USMC was approved Nov.10, 1775.

Currently the U.S. Marine Corps has 180,000 active duty members and is engaged in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.  And to think that they all came about to protest a 5% tax increase.  Our current government should be glad they don’t have the founding fathers around today!

Happy Birthday Marines and thank you for your service!  It truly is much appreciated!

Cheers,

Andrew Anderson

Profit Consultant – Profits Are Still Out There

gold_eagle_one_ounceProfit Consultant Alert –  Profits are still out there, there is money to be had, it is just hiding….. Quite well in some cases I might add.

And guess what?  Those Profits are going to continue to remain elusive for many.

But for those of you that can separate themselves from the crowd, there is probably just as much money to be made now as there ever was.  This is especially true if you have a Website.

Were you aware that even now, over 65% of businesses out there do not have a Website?  Come on people, there is this new thing called the Internet.  🙂

While many people try and propose that Capitalism is a Zero Sum game in that in order for someone to win, someone else has to lose. Mostly Politicians seem to be doing this a lot while lining their pockets with your money and giving it to their friends.  The way they play it, it is a Zero Sum game but other than in the warped world they live in, it is not. Continue reading Profit Consultant – Profits Are Still Out There