Archive for July, 2010

MAKE YOUR CUSTOMERS GIGGLE WITH DELIGHT! »

I’m an old, crusty dog, writing about business and doing dog-and-pony presentations for better than 35 years.  So, I’m hard to surprise and even harder to delight!  Still, that’s what happened this week. As you may recall, in the name of shameless self-promotion, I sent out a notice a few days ago announcing that my […]

SPECIAL OFFER: RENT JOHN R. INGRISANO »

Need a motivational speaker to fire up your hourly folks or remind your sales force that what they do is super important? Let John Ingrisano, author of the Back to Basics Book of Selling, give a boost to your bottom line with a get-results workshop, seminar, or motivational presentation. For details, call 920-559-3722 or email […]

TRIBUTE TO SMALL TOWN SBO’S »

Growing up on suburban Long Island about 30 miles outside New York, I saw a lot of successful business people. Most of them (and most were men back then) were crispy clean executives, wearing severely white, starched shirts, impeccable suits and shoes that glowed, and they were groomed like something out of today’s Mad Men […]

TFE WINS BIZ BLOG AWARD »

I want to thank all our readers for helping The Freestyle Entrepreneur be included on the list of the 2010 Top 35 Entrepreneur Blog awards from OnLine MBA.   John Ingrisano The Freestyle Entrepreneur     204 Lakeview Drive Algoma, WI 54201 (920) 559-3722 www.TheFreestyleEntreprenuer.com   Want more biz tips and support?  Visit www.TheFreestyleEntrepreneur.com.

MORE ON COMPETING BY MAKING YOUR OWN BUSINESS RULES »

Hint:  You do not sell product, whether it’s baked beans or loans or funky nautical gifts.  If that’s the way you think, you’ll always be stuck in the center of the pack, loping along, but never breaking out to win big! Let me explain by asking a question.  What’s the difference between the various banks in […]

INGRISANO ON BIZTALK RADIO JULY 24 »

In the name of blatant, shameless self-promotion, if you’re in the Appleton/Fox Valley area in Wisconsin, tune in to WHBY, 1150 AM this Saturday, July 24 at 9:00 AM, to hear entrepreneur John Ingrisano, who will be a guest on Jim Rosetti’s biztalk radio talk show.  For more info, visit www.biztalkwithscore.com or www.scorefoxcities.com.  Also, we’d love to hear from you.  […]

COMPETING IN A TOUGH ECONOMY »

                                              By John R. Ingrisano How to survive and thrive in a tough economy:  It’s not the big things; it’s not the little things.  It’s both the big things AND the little things that will make it a slam dunk. Example:  Recently, a friend needed a new alternator for her car.  I shopped it around.  […]

MAKE YOUR OWN RULES »

                                             As a small business owner, you don’t follow the herd.  You lead it … and if anyone else follows, that fine.  If not, so be it.  (One of the best bumper stickers I ever saw read:  “Unless you’re the lead sled dog, the view never changes.”)  You’re holding your business together and making it […]