Is the future now?

Allison Nazarian Inspiration

In an effort to be my most inspired self for this blog and throughout this non-night-owl evening, I Googled the term “business wisdom.” (If you have followed me for any time, you know that I believe you can find business blog fodder anywhere.)  Here’ s what struck me: “The future ain’t what it used to be.”  It’s a quote from the …

Am I the only one who thinks this is outrageous?

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

I read this article in this month’s Inc Magazine. Basically, a small business woman in North Carolina decided to write about her experiences with what she felt was a one-step-below-a-scam service that offered to create a documentary-like advertorial for her business for some $20+K (a significant amount for a small business, or for anyone for that matter). Her honesty (from …

Rules…know ’em, love ’em and then break ’em!

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

How many of you play by the rules? Your own rules, your competitors’ rules, your colleagues’ rules, life’s rules, you know: THE RULES? If you asked me, I would definitely say I’m one to follow the rules. I’ve always been that person. But you know what? Following the rules isn’t always enough and isn’t always the best course of action. …