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How To Get Rich (Still) On The Internet

By Early to Rise | 07/10/2000

““A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; but money answereth all things.”” – Song of Solomon The Internet will surely go down in history as the most oversold economic phenomenon of the 20th century. The high-tech stock market, with its Alice-in-Wonderland valuations, is just the most egregious…


Why You Should Raise Your Prices On A Regular Basis

By Early To Rise | 07/7/2000

““Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”” – Anonymous When Norm Brodsky writes about business, I listen to him. A “veteran entrepreneur” whose six businesses include two in the $100 million range, Brodsky writes the occasional essay for Inc. magazine. Recently, he wrote a piece…


Why Higher Pricing Sells

By Mark Morgan Ford | 06/28/2000

““How to figure your cost of living: Take your income and add 10%.”” – Anonymous We have talked about perceived value – what it is, why it is important, and how you can use it to dramatically increase your gross margins. I’d like to continue that discussion today. Let’s start…


Retiring In Paradise

By Early To Rise | 06/26/2000

On Friday I got carried away with selling you beachfront property in Nicaragua. I meant to introduce my Big Idea to solve your Big Retirement Problem (i.e., you can’t have one). The Big Idea that will solve your Big Problem with retirement…. The idea of retirement is a recent one.…


When To Charge More Than The Competition

By Early To Rise | 06/21/2000

““My family pride is something inconceivable. I can’t help it. I was born sneering.”” – Sir William Schweneck Gilbert (1836-1911), British librettist I’ve talked to you about the power of “cheap” pricing. I made the case that for many start-up businesses the most efficient way to successfully enter a market…


The First Rule Of Business: Sell First. Ask Questions Later.

By Early To Rise | 06/19/2000

““The first blow is half the battle.”” – Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), She Stoops to Conquer Two separate start-up ventures recently profiled in Success magazine illustrate the importance of what I will pompously dub MMF’s First Rule of Business: Sell first. Ask questions later. What I am about to say applies…


How To Find Your Personal Money Tree

By Early To Rise | 06/16/2000

““I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.”” – Daniel Boone How do you attract the best possible people to your business? How do you snag that rare person who can help you grow and improve your company? How do you find someone…


The Second Great Secret Of Growing A New Business

By Early To Rise | 06/12/2000

““A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”” –Ovid, The Art of Love Last week I talked about price competition – and why nothing else is more important to the success of a new business. Underpricing the competition is the single…


Rise Early and Catch the Golden Worm

By Early To Rise | 06/7/2000

I hope you have considered what we talked about Monday –the enormous impact price has in any market, in any business situation …even in any personal situation. And I hope you figured out your life goals yesterday. Today we are going to talk about something just as important – a…


The Most Powerful Way To Grow A Business

By Early to Rise | 06/5/2000

““I Want Gravy on My Mashed Potatoes.”” – Anonymous Let’s begin with a business principal that is behind many – if not most – of America’s greatest fortunes. It may be the most important secret a businessman can know, for it is the most powerful and most reliable way to…


How To Double Your Wealth Building Power

By Early To Rise | 06/3/2000

““I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.”” – Daniel Boone There is nothing more critical to your success than the choices you make about the people you work with. Ask any honest businessman what accounts for his success and you will hear…