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Seven Steps to List Tour LA

Lydia List TourWe have had the privilege and pleasure of presenting our program, ‘Seven Steps to Success’ at the List Tour event in Los Angeles and San Diego  We look forward to presenting at again this coming September.

The ‘Seven Steps to Success’ is a practical, intuitive method that you can use to obtain any goal, but in the case of the List Tour, which is full of entrepreneurs, we focused the discussion on starting and growing a business.  The seven steps: idea, visualization, thoughts, actions, methods, friends and circumstances drive home the point that you can only do so much on your own and that the circumstances of success are brought to you by friends.  You attract these friends by your methods: how you will make your product or service, how you will attract your customer, how you will make your operations efficient.

The premise is that people follow people who know where they’re going; they invest in people who know what they are doing.

In both presentations, we were pleased by the energy and the depth of the questions.  ThePeter List Tour presentation will inspire you to start or continue your journey toward the freedom of business ownership.

LaTonya Washington, the founder and operator of the List Tour assembled a great group of presenters who delivered information and inspiration around a number of business topics.  It is a fun day full of valuable and immediately usable information.

We will be at the next List Tour event in Los Angeles.  If you are an entrepreneur or want to be one, you should not miss this event.

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Uber’s no good, very bad year: A timeline | PitchBook News

It’s been a tough year for Uber. The ridehailing giant was worth a reported $68 billion as of August 2016—but late last year, problems began piling on.

Source: Uber’s no good, very bad year: A timeline | PitchBook News

What Are You Going to do With A Half Million Dollars? | CBPS

Learn the right way to ask for help at Find Yourself in Your Own Business this Thursday. Custombps.com

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Come to Find Yourself In Your Own Business this Thursday in Santa Ana!

Don’t Choose The Wrong Business!

Elizabeth and Paris Patt are fine art restorers were looking to change their line of work.  They came to see us about opening a coffee shop in Idyllwild, CA, but didn’t seem committed to the idea.  We suggested they work through the first two sections of Killer Business Plan and it was a real eye opener for them.

In the video above, they talk about their experience.

 

How to Fire Someone So They’ll Thank You For It | Entrepreneur

In an earlier post, I described how our new CEO determined that we had to fire almost half our team. This sucked for many reasons, but the main one? It was emotional. Firing a terrible person is easy, but how do you fire a good person who is a bad fit in a way that doesn’t hurt them?

That was the next lesson from our new CEO, JT McCormick. He showed us how to fire someone, not just with dignity and respect, but in a way where they actually thank you for the experience. Literally, three of the five people he fired wrote him emails thanking him afterwards.

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This Just In: COLLEGE SHAKE DOWN

Shit is more expensive

Courtesy CB Insights

Everybody (except colleges) is complaining about the cost of a university education.  This graph makes it clear how bad it really is.

On the plus side, mobile apps and SaaS are making software affordable, and if you have any money left over after paying  for your education, childcare and healthcare, you can get a great deal on toys.

How La Niña could impact Asian currencies | Business Insider

One of the biggest drivers of Asian currencies in the coming months could be the weather.

In a note out Wednesday, strategists at Deutsche Bank examined the impact that the climate pattern La Niña could have on Asian economies, and how a pass through effect from the weather could ease a jump in inflation and eventually weaken currencies.

The National Oceanic Administration Agency has confirmed that La Niña is coming. It will follow a record-setting El Niño, which is marked by unusually dry weather.

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Why You Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Avoid Mobile Optimization Anymore | HigherVisibility

For quite some time now, we’ve looked at the optimization and experience of mobile as an option rather than a necessity-the added boost to really keep your site and campaign efforts kicking and competitive. But less than being an added boost has mobile optimization become an absolute must, as user and device research indicates an irrefutable shift away from the traditional desktop and towards smart phones.

As you may or may not have already heard, recent reports show that more Google searches were completed on mobile devices than desktops. Even more interestingly, data revealed that mobile searches result in a considerably high number of purchases and foot traffic into local businesses-much more so than desktop searches. If these observations represent the latest of search habits, then mobile optimization is unavoidable on a monetary basis alone. But money isn’t the only reason it’s time to invest in mobile optimization.

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Weekly Economic Update | LAEDC

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How a chef shortage could change your dining experience | CNN Money

Everyone knows too many cooks in the kitchen is a recipe for disaster. But what if there aren’t enough?

Restaurants across the country are having a hard time filling kitchen worker positions, and with no relief in sight, the shortage is likely to change the dining out experience.

“Everyone is opening a restaurant, yet the painful reality is there isn’t enough talent to go around,” said Andrew Freeman, president of restaurant consulting firm AF&Co.

At Dirt Candy, a well-known vegetarian restaurant in New York City, owner Amanda Cohen remembers when she would receive 30-40 resumes for a kitchen job. Sometimes, cooks submitted résumés when there wasn’t an opening.

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