Author Archive | Brian Morris

Be your own celebrity

celebrity-imageWish you could hire a celebrity to promote for you? I’ll do you one better — instead of paying someone to do it for you, …

‘Eventually’ is the enemy

fast-cheetahHow many times do you say that you’re “eventually” going to do something? “Eventually, I’m going to add a service where I …” or “Eventually, …

Stop waiting to be discovered and market already!

market-yourself-like-this-guyWant to know what’s wrong with your marketing strategy? I’ll tell you. You’re waiting for customers to discover you. Big problem.

OK, so perhaps you’re …

Lessons from journalism – gaining access to people and resources isn’t as difficult as you think

cleveland-reporterAre you looking for a quick way to get an endorsement, find an investor or learn new information or some valuable insider market research? In …

Charitable donations can further YOUR cause

charityMy hometown is all about high school sports. The entire community rallies around the local teams, so business is booming for the screen printing T-shirt …

Party marketing (take your business card and your smile — and avoid the keg stand contest)

drunk-at-office-partyYou’ve been invited to the party of the year, the one where all the big players will be, and you want to impress but fear …

Proving everyone wrong takes hard work

Everyone has dreams. Most never realize them; not because they’re impossible but because they’re unwilling to put in the work. The wildest dreams do not …

The best thing you can do for your kids

To listen to some of the “old-timers,” we’ve got it pretty easy these days. You’ve probably heard them all: “Back in my day we used …

Worst business blunders in history (and what you can learn from them)

segwayYou know what’s great about others’ misfortune? We can learn from it. Dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of blog posts touch on this topic. …

Why your parents don’t understand your career path

golf-ball-rocketI know the feeling: You’re out on the ninth hole with your dad and you start talking shop. You talk about cash flow, employee management, …

Forging forward and asking for forgiveness if you mess up

taking-risks-in-business-guy-on-diceThe larger the risk, the more lucrative the potential. This concept is a basic tenant of investing, but it is applicable to every facet of …

Real estate doesn’t matter

old-time-downtown-sceneI was driving through my hometown the other day when a bit of nostalgia crept in. I remembered a downtown where families could spend a …