As an Entrepreneur, You Decide When to Work, Play

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Published January 28, 2013

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Beyonce. The inauguration. Apple. Manti. Hillary. And lots of great advice for running a small business. Last week had it all.

@smoothsale
Hear complaints out, ask permission to resolve and you will turn an unhappy client into a returning & referring client!

@Merrillmarkoe
NYT headline:"When the bullets flew, they didn't care that I was a woman" so from now on I'm doing all my job interviews at a shooting range.

@ZeroTimeSelling
Sometimes orders are late. Don't panic. Breathe deeply. Protect your margins by not negotiating against yourself.

@SavorTheSuccess
As an #entrepreneur, you do have a choice on how you spend your time. That's the beauty of being your own boss.

@abigdreamer
The status quo says VC's are invisible and hard to reach. I say they will come to me if I my ducks fall in a row. Watch and see!

@WhiskeyDisks
So someone goes to DC, gets up in front of a crowd, moves their lips, and nothing real comes out. How is America surprised by this? #Beyonce

@ichadlowe
I get choked up by the Presidential #inauguration, no matter who is being sworn in. For all of our flaws, this country is extraordinary.

‏@Hyken
When you treat customers right, they come back … and they tell others.

@CherylHeppard
Look for in the news pages of companies in your industry & write about them. They might link to your story from their site.

@JonahLupton
Apple had more profits in the past 8 weeks than Facebook had in the past 8 years.

@sunnysunwords
#Apple has lost market value greater than #Kenya’s GDP this week.

@emmfrank
why hasn't #Apple invented a way to take yourself out of group messages yet?

@gitomer
Listening is one of the most important aspects of the communicating process, yet it's usually the weakest part of your skill set.

@JimGaffigan
Just looked my calendar to see what I'm going to be late for tomorrow.

‏@Bill_Gross
"If women's salaries were the same level as men's, then GDP would jump 5% in the United States." Christine Lagarde

@SusanSolovic
To be successful in your #smallbiz or #career you need a vast#network. It's often not what you know, but who you know.

@mikevanhorn
Example of a culture of smallness: Your customers expect to see your face when they come in. You stop your work to serve them.

@MelissaStetten
Time to dust off the old Girl Scout cookie locator app!

@MyNameisRazzle2
I was going to go caffeine free today, but then I realized that would be a stupid idea.

@michaelianblack
Blockbuster still has 300 stores? RT @DeadlineCom Blockbuster To Close 300 U.S. Stores.

@MrWordsWorth
Atari files for bankruptcy. Creditors to blow on cartridges to see if they can make the company solvent again.

@cc_chapman
If YOU believe in the content you create, it is never wasted.

@LeadToday
If you never use your influence to make a difference then how can you be sure that you actually have any influence???

@chrisbrogan
Ah GoDaddy. Always there to email me reminders to renew all my bad ideas and fleeting whims.

‏@CarrieWilkerson
Biz Owners: if you aren't screen capturing tweets & FB updates as testimonials, you're overlooking great social proof

‏@missusP
Entrepreneurship a bit like marriage -starts sort of naive w/ high hopes. Time, changes; surprises inevitable. You choose how hard to fight.

‏@jrendell
Sobering numbers for the car industry: at $483b #Apple is worth as much as Toyota, VW, BMW, Honda, Daimler and Ford put together....

@iHateFeds
"If anyone is having a bad day today, In 1976, Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $800. It is now worth $58,065,210,000."

@cpbrophy
A $482bn company can't grow at the pace of a start-up. Analysts who thought otherwise were caught in the reality distortion field #apple

Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.

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