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By Mikk February 20, 2020
Miniseries: Don’t upgrade your life too quickly

Miniseries: Don’t upgrade your life too quickly

With growing income we usually upgrade our lives accordingly. We buy new cars, move to bigger apartments, and shop for more expensive clothes. While I fully support…

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By Mikk February 13, 2020
Miniseries: Don’t base your decisions on the first-order thinking.

Miniseries: Don’t base your decisions on the first-order thinking.

A lot of time when people react to a problem they use first-order thinking. This means solving the immediate problem without considering the consequences. If you…

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By Mikk February 12, 2020
Miniseries: Be in a position to negotiate

Miniseries: Be in a position to negotiate

Being in a position to negotiate means being in a position where you have options. The party at the negotiation table who needs the deal more or who has less options,…

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By Mikk February 11, 2020
Miniseries: Taking Ownership

Miniseries: Taking Ownership

Ownership and accountability is something we talk a lot about during our business advisory sessions. As an entrepreneur, you’re accountable for everything happening…

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By Mikk February 10, 2020
Miniseries: Jumping between projects

Miniseries: Jumping between projects

As a creative person and an entrepreneur you may have tons of ideas you’d like to pursue at all times. Jumping between projects isn’t productive, so how do you…

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By Mikk February 7, 2020
Miniseries: Increasing the value of your offer

Miniseries: Increasing the value of your offer

A lot of marketing money is wasted if the product or service that you offer is not compelling enough.  No copy, marketing idea, campaign, or approach can help you…

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By Mikk February 5, 2020
Miniseries: Must do's vs like to do's

Miniseries: Must do's vs like to do's

Everyone has things they must do and things they like to do. Mixing up these two is one of the worst sins you can do as an entrepreneur.  Generally, the things…

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By Mikk February 4, 2020
Miniseries: The shame of wasting money

Miniseries: The shame of wasting money

I recently read a quote that made a lot of sense. It’s something that should resonate with all people who are looking to live a meaningful life and do something…

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By Mikk February 3, 2020
Miniseries: What your prospects believe about your service?

Miniseries: What your prospects believe about your service?

We all believe something about different products or services we consume. We don’t usually think about what we believe about the companies or products around us,…

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By Mikk January 30, 2020
Miniseries: The fastest way to raise your level of performance

Miniseries: The fastest way to raise your level of performance

Cut your number of commitments in half.  Busy mind and busy calendar means you don’t have time to focus, reflect, adjust or improve. Busy mind can’t create…

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By Mikk January 30, 2020
Company is not the main dish?

Company is not the main dish?

At Comistar, the mother company of BankApply, we have regular weekly business discussions. We discuss what’s happening to the business, where we are heading, brainstorming…

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By Mikk January 30, 2020
Miniseries: Do you know the secret desires of your clients?

Miniseries: Do you know the secret desires of your clients?

Every business owner should know the secret desires of their clients. The whole marketing message should revolve around these desires.  If someone buys a high-end…

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By Mikk January 29, 2020
Miniseries: You need to improve today to be able to innovate for tomorrow

Miniseries: You need to improve today to be able to innovate for tomorrow

You have to improve (your core business) today in order to innovate for tomorrow. Otherwise, you won’t have money to bring your innovation to life. While it sounds…

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By Mikk January 28, 2020
Miniseries:  Set your desired daily value for activities

Miniseries: Set your desired daily value for activities

List all daily activities (in your business) and assign a monetary value to each one. Ruthlessly delegate or cut low value activities. A lot of social media business…

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By Mikk January 27, 2020
Miniseries: Sell the Main Course

Miniseries: Sell the Main Course

Some business ideas aren’t worth going after because there’s no money-making opportunity.  For example, a lot of online businesses are built around some feature…

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By Mikk January 24, 2020
Miniseries: Seek Advice

Miniseries: Seek Advice

Many entrepreneurs struggle to get help from other people. I don’t think it’s a pride thing, it’s rather being accustomed to being self-reliant.  As an entrepreneur,…

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