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Entrepreneur Opportunities – San Francisco and beyond

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Entrepreneur MagazineEntrepreneur Opportunities are all over the place these days.  Online, in seminars, in books, and in magazines, you can find hundreds of business ideas, more suggestions, and some growing trends to follow.  Search Google for entrepreneur opportunities, and you’ll recognize this is just the tip of an enormous iceberg.  With today’s economic woes all around us, and slim prospects for significant improvement soon, more people than ever before are intrigued with the possibility of being their own boss.  See Entrepreneur Magazine for a comprehensive picture of their opportunities.

Hey, wait a minute!  I’m already an entrepreneur.  The “back end” of my business is helping people recognize opportunities, articulate choices, and make decisions.  It’s often said that our small businesses are the heart of our nation’s economy.  We solve problems and make things happen.  A lot more than we see our career politicians doing every day in the soap opera of our lives.

I love my career!  Our conversations are so different from those political debates we hear about so often.  Our discussions and planning sessions are almost always friendly, cooperative, and productive.  I don’t plan to change my job (except for the usual minor, every-day tweaks to keep up with progress), so why am I thinking about entrepreneur opportunities?  Simple:  My friend Ann Evanston, who is very smart about these things, recently recommended reading “The No BS guide to Wealth Attraction”, by Dan Kennedy.

Well, I’ve been Kennedy’s fan for over a dozen years, and I’ll second the motion.  He’s a widely respected business consultant, very successful at what he does, and he has a lot of valuable advice for an entrepreneur.  I’ve attended a few of his presentations, read a few of his books, and believe his advice makes great sense.  Everyone trying to run a business always needs good advice, and Kennedy is glad to share his.

In summary, his no-nonsense advice is this:  If you’re interested in being a successful entrepreneur, get straight on what you believe about taking care of business, because that will determine what you perceive and how you behave.  You want specific recommendations?  Read one of his books and get an eye-opener.

So, after all this, is leading a jazz band in your future?  Welcome aboard.  In my opinion, there’s always room for one more, but to make it, you better get your priorities clear.

Well, it’s another interesting Sunday morning over here, and several random thoughts rattle through my brain. Once again, it’s time for what I call the “Sunday Morning Follies”.  I really enjoy this.  Every Sunday morning I take a few hours to think about where I am, where we all are, and what’s to come.  Me personally, my family, my business, my community, my nation.  Covers a lot of territory, obviously, and I enjoy stepping back to look it over.

Also nearly every Sunday I read through the New York Times.  Always find at least a dozen fascinating stories and opinion articles.  One of my favorites this week is titled “Allaying Grief Through Books”, about a woman who vowed to read a book a day for a year.  What discipline!  While she focuses on coping with a personal loss, her example provides an inspiration for everyone intent on reaching any ambition.

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Bottom line:  Want to be an entrepreneur?  To succeed at ANYTHING, know yourself, know what you’re doing, and perform with discipline.  What’s YOUR goal, and how are YOU doing?

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The Magnolia Jazz Band entertains regularly at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  If you’re ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.  In the meantime, please join our Facebook “fans”, and you’ll get reminders for our public events.



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Meanwhile, the Magnolia Jazz Band entertains at weddings and parties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are ever nearby, you’ll love catching us in action, seeing and hearing us create a great mood.

How can I help you? Call 408-245-9120 or use Robbie@MagnoliaJazz.com. Planning a celebration? Ask about our availability.

Posted by on August 15, 2011.

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