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Bill Bartmann Interview: Bill Bartmann Comments on Obama's Address to the Nation - 03/29/09 03:46 PM
Did Investors hear what they wanted to hear? When asked if he thinks the market will be up or down the morning after, Bill Bartmann predicted it would be down, with the public disappointed in the speech which was lacking in hope, optimism and confidence. "Quite frankly, there was no steak, just sizzle," said Bartmann.
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Bill Bartmann Comments: Small Businesses Cut Costs by Renegotiation - 03/29/09 03:44 PM
Small companies are finding that almost everything is renegotiable these days. The economic downturn is prompting business owners -- by necessity or by opportunity -- to re-examine contracts with suppliers, vendors or landlords and come up with creative deals. And in many cases, they are saving a substantial sum of money. "Most of us grew up knowing that once you agree to something, you don't back out of it," says small-business consultant Bill Bartmann of Bill Bartmann Enterprises in Tulsa, Okla. "That rule doesn't apply anymore." In a survey released in September of more than 1,000 small-business owners and managers, about (1 comments)
Bill Bartmann on Staying Profitable During a Recession: Respect is Key to Boosting Employee Morale - 03/29/09 03:41 PM
By Karen E. KleinJanuary 12, 2009Staying profitable during a recessionDear Karen: What costs can I cut to stay in business?Answer: Business owners who try to stay profitable by reducing minimal expenses for the short term are rarely successful. "Turning up the thermostat or shipping by freight rather than overnight will not offset a recession," said Bill Bartmann, chief executive of BillionaireU.com.Other companies in your industry are suffering the same loss of revenue and increase in operating expenses that you're probably experiencing. All you need to stay viable is to gain an edge: "You don't have to outrun the economy, you just (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann Offers Tips on How to Get Customers to Pay on Time - 03/29/09 03:35 PM
Getting paid timey by customers can be the biggest single difference between success and failure. It is important to understand that even in the worst of times, you customers have some money; they just don't have enough money to pay everyone they owe. Here are some tips to make sure you become a priority for your customer: 1. Call your customer on the day the invoice is due. Don't wait until the bill is past due. Make the first call the day the bill becomes due. 2. If you are unable to speak to your customer, leave a message identifying yourself (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann - 10 Days on Minding Your Business - 03/29/09 03:30 PM
"You have to know your customer," Bartmann said. "What do they read? What do they watch? Where do they drive? Once you can answer those questions, then you'll know where you should be advertising." Business Owners should take advantage of their clout, Bartmann said. They're likely to get a better deal on ads than they could last year, and their messages will stand out as competitors slash their marketing budgets. "If you're the only advertiser in your industry, you win," he said.
Read the entire article at http://www.thestreet.com/story/10465021/2/oscar-sponsors-set-example-for-small-firms.html (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann in the News – Listen to Recent Interviews and Quotes by Bill Bartmann - 03/29/09 03:26 PM
A collection of interviews, videos and articles - Fox News, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and much more - with quotes and comments by Bill Bartmann Listen to Fox News interviews where Bill Bartmann comments on investor opportunities to buy bad debts for pennies on the dollar. Fox & Friends interviews Bill Bartmann to hear his comments on sleazy tactics debt collectors use to collect debts owed by deceased relatives. Bill Bartmann makes it clear that family cannot be held accountable for deceased relatives' debts. No one can collect from family members who are not named in the contracts. The debt collectors (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann shares everything he knows from over 40 years experience learning from ‘Life's Greatest Lessons'
Tulsa, OK - Bill Bartmann has been busy with interviews over the last couple months; his interviews began with a series on personal and self-development, followed by a series on business essentials. Bill Bartmann will be performing a series of lectures on topics that are covered in his online course, Billionaire Business Systems, which has helped thousands of entrepreneurs meet their business and financial goals, even during times of poor economic conditions.
Bill Bartmann admits to having made many mistakes (0 comments)
Tulsa, OK - In this segment of the interview series with Bill Bartmann, self-made billionaire, we learn that one of the leading causes of business failure is the market does not support the business. Bill Bartmann said, "A lot of entrepreneurs start their business without making sure that there is a demand and a need for their products and services. They fail to research the market to see if there will be a lot of competition; instead, they learn (0 comments)
Tulsa, OK - Bill Bartmann, self-made billionaire, has been doing a series of interviews on the essentials of business ownership. During a recent interview, he discussed the advantages to starting a business and working at home. As Bill explained, working at home offers many benefits, including freedom and flexibility; however, it does have a downside.
Bill explained, "Before considering starting a home-based business, you need to determine if you have the necessary space needed to operate. There could be legal issues or zoning requirements to (0 comments)
Tulsa, OK - Bill Bartmann's Business Talk interview series continues as Bartmann answers questions regarding the benefits of running your own at-home business. Bill Bartmann said, "Running a business from home can require less start-up cost, depending on the type of business you go into. You may just need a laptop computer to start, rather than having to invest in a building and office equipment. As your (0 comments)
This is Bill Bartmann's preamble "The secret of success is elegantly simple, like the (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann Ammassed a Huge Fortune in the Debt Collections Business; Bill Bartmann Lost a Billion Dollars; Bill Bartmann Bounced Back! - 03/04/09 12:24 PM
How To Lose a Billion Dollars Amassing a Huge Personal Fortune on Your Investments, and Get It All Back like Bill Bartmann who built a wildly profitable company, lost it all, then got it back. Some thought it was all on paper, but it taught many people a lesson. Learn how you can recover after any financial loss like Bill Bartmann did One thing Bill Bartmann has become an expert at, is overcoming life's obstacles to create wealth. On Oct. 25th, 1999 in an article in Fortune magazine Jerry Useem reported that only a year ago Bill Bartmann, was one of (1 comments)
Bill Bartmann’s Marketing Ideas – Advertising Strategies and Essentials - 03/04/09 12:10 PM
Effective advertising is essential to the success of any business; advertising and marketing involve very important business decisions. Effective advertising will attract attention, appeal to the interest, communicate your unique advantage, prove your advantage and motivate your reader to action.
Here are some strategies to implement in your advertising and marketing:
If it isn't working, Quit it! Change the ad, rewrite the headline, lengthen or shorten the ad, use a different font; do not continue wasting your money on something that is not getting you the results you want.
Use only Direct Response Advertising - Buy today, for (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann Public Relations Tips: How to Create a Publicity Campaign - 03/04/09 12:09 PM
Publicity is a powerful tool for a business to get their message out to their customers. Unlike advertising public relations is inexpensive; quite often, it's free; and it has a greater impact. Publicity has greater longevity where advertising is only remembered for a short time. Publicity reaches a wider audience and because it is not viewed as advertising, it has a greater credibility factor; it is newsworthy.
Here are 9 steps to creating an effective public relations campaign:
Your Positioning Statement - This statement will provide a clear image as to who you are and what you are about; (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann’s Advice: Borrowing Money to Fund your Business - 03/04/09 12:04 PM
All businesses need money to operate. Borrowing money to start a business or expand your business is a skill all business owners need to be successful. When you ask for a business loan, you must present your successful businessyou're your personal experience and knowledge.
Here are some basic essentials you need to know about the business loan application process:
Qualify the Lender - Lenders are specialized; be sure the institution you are considering applying to is the right one for your needs. All lending institutions have rules and guidelines including amount they will loan (minimum and maximum), the industries (0 comments)
Tulsa, OK - In today's economy, people are being laid off or losing their jobs due to downsizing in business or upgrading in technology, making their jobs obsolete. As a result, many people start their own business with the goal of taking control of their lives and improving their financial situation. In a recent interview, self-made billionaire, Bill Bartmann said, "Many people are aware of the benefits of being self-employed; however, they lack the drive and determination to (0 comments)
Tulsa, OK -- Bill Bartmann has a strong desire to reverse the business failure rate in America. For this reason, Bill Bartmann has been doing a series of interviews about the essentials of business ownership. "Owning your own business is the only predictable way to get rich," said Bartmann. "No matter what kind of job you work, you are not likely to create wealth for yourself; you are working to make your employer rich."
Bill Bartmann understands that most people cannot afford to just leave their (0 comments)
Business Management: Bill Bartmann Discusses Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees - 03/01/09 05:19 PM
For a business to succeed, you must be hire quality employees who will share your vision and be a part of your company. Though they won't be a partner who shares a financial interest in the company, they must take pride in their work and have the ability to contribute to the growth and success of your business.
The first thing about choosing your employees is to measure their competence based on the following characteristics:
Attitude - willingness to do the job that is assigned to them Aptitude - ability and capacity to be competent in their (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann's Business Development Ideas: Building a Master-Mind Group - 03/01/09 05:16 PM
The concept of the master-mind group was originally developed and implemented by Napoleon Hill, over 50 years ago. It has been proven to work for many serious entrepreneurs. The idea is to surround yourself with people who know more than you so you can benefit from this collective intelligence as you rise to a whole new level in life and business.
The master-mind group of only 4 or 5 is smaller than your advisory board, and the group is designed for everyone to help each other, where an advisory board is just focused on your business. The master-mind group provides (0 comments)
If you are considering an opportunity to enter into a partnership, then you must realize that a partner will offer something of value to your business. Also know that a conflict with a partner can seriously impact your business.
A business partnership is like a marriage; you cannot just fire your partner, as you can an (1 comments)
Launching your Business: Bill Bartmann Explains How to Build a Strong Advisory Board - 03/01/09 05:11 PM
Every business should have an advisory board. A strong advisory board brings experience and advice to your company without the cost of high business consulting fees. You need a group of people who know about things you don't; people who possess the skills and attributes that your business requires to be successful.
So, how do you find these knowledgeable people? Remember, it's not just about who you know, but who your friends know. Widen the circle; don't just think of the 100 people you know, but the 100 people each of them knows as well. Let's say you are not (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann - Good Business Sense: Why you need an Advisory Board - 03/01/09 05:09 PM
Having a board of advisors provides you with professional insights; objective opinions and business experience that you need to run a successful business. A board of advisors is a great tool to transform your business and allow you to leverage your skills and attributes along with those of outside professionals.
An advisory board should consist of 6 - 10 serious business professionals who are not a part of your business. This group will meet monthly or quarterly to advise you on specific aspects of your business with the intent to prevent future problems and to avoid pitfalls.
Why will people buy your product? Focus on 1 or 2 items that distinguish you from your competitors, quality, convenience, and price; whatever is the most important to your customers. Define your market and position your product. Who are your customers? Where are your customers? What type of marketing will reach your customers? How will you price your product? One (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann's Business Essentials: How to Write a Winning Business Plan - 03/01/09 05:04 PM
Many businesses that fail do not have a good business plan. Your business plan is an essential step in your education as you clearly define the goals of what you are doing, why your are doing it and how you are going to accomplish it. You are not writing a novel to impress the public; you are preparing this document for yourself and for others that you will have a business relationship with, including lenders, partners, vendors and suppliers. Your business plan will demonstrate how you will succeed; and therefore, they will succeed.
Lenders will look at your business plan (0 comments)
Business Advice from Bill Bartmann: Starting out Part-Time - 03/01/09 05:01 PM
Many people feel that it would be too risky to quit their job and start a new business. If you fall into this category, you might consider starting a business that only requires you to work at it part-time. You will need to learn how to balance your time and commitments with your current employer and your family while you reduce financial risks by starting out part-time.
Advantages of Starting a Part-Time Business
You get a trial time, to see if business ownership is right for you and you are right for business ownership. If you should find it (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann Business Tips: Getting Started in Business - 03/01/09 04:59 PM
Are you doing what you want to in life? Do you have a dead-end job and wish you could spend more time doing what you love? Do you have a passion or a desire to change something about an industry? Does the market demand a change? Getting paid for doing what you love can be the most rewarding experience, but it can also present challenges. Are you up to it?
The first step to the American dream of business ownership is to take your own personal inventory. Most people are pushed into an industry by psychological or environmental pressure. Maybe, (0 comments)
You get to be your own Boss - In a way, you do, but in a way, you don't. If you are thinking of going into business for yourself just to replace your "jerk" of a boss, think again.
Consider your employees, your customers, your lenders and bankers and your vendors and suppliers. All (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann Presents Buying a Franchise: Is Franchising Right for You? - 03/01/09 04:54 PM
Franchising is another great path to business ownership, offering a great new opportunity somewhere in the middle of a new business start-up and the purchase of an existing business. Here are the advantages and disadvantages you could experience when buying a franchise.
Advantages of Buying a Franchise
The business is already formed - the planning is done Reduced risk - the concept has been tested and proven Turn-Key Operation - the franchisor helps you find and choose a location, hire employees, market yourself, etc... Standardized Operating Procedures - Training programs in place for all employees from entry level to (0 comments)
Why is the business for sale? You must get an answer that you feel is credible. You have the right to be skeptical; do not think you have to accept the first answer you hear.
What is your general perception of the industry? Your intent will be to increase the volume of the business. Has anything happened to have an adverse affect on the demand for your business or service? Think beyond (0 comments)
Advantages: When you buy an existing business, you get a proven track record, a business in existence, one with a history, a product or service that has already been tested and marketed, a trained staff of employees and policies and procedures that are already in place. Buying an existing business reduces the uncertainty of customer demand as a customer base has been established. Another time and (0 comments)
Bill Bartmann Discusses Choosing a Business: What Business Should You Be In? - 03/01/09 04:44 PM
Are you happy with the business you are in? Do you feel that you are making a difference? Do you enjoy what you are doing? If not, then you are probably not doing what you should be doing. There is a specific reason most people go into business for themselves; and, surprisingly, it is the reason most businesses fail.
You get to pick the business you want; however, do not go into a business because you think you can make a lot of money. If you get into business for the sole purpose to make a lot of money, you (0 comments)
Is there a need for your product; is there a customer base? Are consumers ready for you; do they share your passion? Do you have enough money? Are you ready to assume some risk? Are you confident in yourself and your idea? Have you done the research?
Being in business for yourself offers many rewards, including financial security, being paid for doing what you enjoy and getting exactly what you deserve. Yes, business owners do get what they deserve. If they go into the venture of business ownership (0 comments)
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