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How To Be An Entrepreneur Every Day

The word “entrepreneur” is from the French word “entreprendre”…Middle French, from Old French entreprendre (to begin something, undertake).  

So, by this definition,  I feel like an entrepreneur at the start of each day, and again at the end of each day as I sit down to write this blog.  As I think about this word, it fills me with hope and possibilities for my daily work—not just the common definition of someone who starts a new business.  It’s really the beginning of anything new!

What will you begin today?


Thoughts by Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it….




Recommended Reading

I can’t think of enough superlatives to describe the e-book I’m about to recommend.

After reading it, I want to share it with everyone I know, and I think you will too.

I sincerely hope you’ll check it out, read it several times, print it out and make notes 

in the margin.  



Recommended by Tom Burns, Seller of things essential to life as we know it…


Do You Want To Grow Your Business?

Do you want to grow your business? ….of course you do….dumb question!

The better question is….”HOW will you grow your business?”  Some associated questions come to mind:

What is your product or service and what is your competitive advantage?

How will you tell others about it efficiently and in a cost effective manner?

Can you tell me what your product or service is in such a compelling manner that it makes me want to know more?  Can you do it in 60 seconds???

What have you done lately to improve your sales skills?  Found a mentor?  Read any good books? Discovered any new tools?  Are you stuck in a rut?

I’m convinced that one of the best ways to answer these questions can be found in networking groups.  In a structured setting you can advertise your business, learn about other businesses, develop trust among your peers, practice your selling skills, and earn referrals from people you know and trust.

I urge you to find a networking group today and continue to grow your business….because the work is never done!

My group is The Business Referral Network-Belle Meade.  We would like to help you grow your business.  We meet every Tuesday morning from 7:30-8:30  at LePeep,  5133  Harding Pike, Nashville, TN. 37205.  For more information, contact me at tburns@a1appliance.com or visit our website at http://wwwfreebrn.com/

There are several chapters throughout the greater Nashville area.  We invite you to visit us soon!