Author Archive | Brian Morris

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 …

The time-loss continuum (delegating tasks to free time)

olympicsTime is of the essence, and nothing shapes your ability to earn money more than time. How long does it take to complete a project? …

Play music to boost business

man-playing-guitarUntil about 18 months ago, I never played an instrument; and at no time have I ever considered myself a musician. Growing up, music was …

Graphic designers: Make passive income from your downtime

dollar-close-upYou’re between projects or you’re waiting on a client to respond before you begin a revision round. You hate sitting on your hands, but you …

Quality vs. quantity: One truly great thing is worth more than 50 OK things

Ever ask someone how they liked a particular movie and they say, “It was OK”? It seems Hollywood puts out a lot of “OK” movies. …

Three innovators creating opportunities for you

lightbulb-iconNearly every entrepreneur is always on the lookout for new marketing avenues, and 2009 has brought a slew of newcomers that create opportunities for you …