Innovation on a Small Business Man’s Budget

One of the biggest advantages of small business is that they can move at lightning speed, but only if they realize that. Many small businesses throw away this advantage and hesitate due to the risks that they perceive. Some of these risks maybe real, but often they are merely fear (F-E-A-R = False Expectations Appearing Real).

What small businesses may not comprehend is that they can quickly recover from a mistake and move on, taking what they have learned with them, thus, doubling their chances for success next time they try something similar.

It is this type of tinkering with their business models, products, services and marketing that often allows them to “get lucky.” (Luck = when opportunity meets preparedness). A small business that tries new things and is constantly innovating will find themselves able to adapt quickly when a customer requests something out of the ordinary.

This is because each time they try new things they learn their limits, abilities and of new possibilities as well. Small businesses have a huge advantage, because they are agile and without bureaucracy, thus, they can easily outpace their corporate competitors in their niches.

In fact, it is usually the small businesses that do most of the innovation and the corporations that buy these ideas, small businesses or copy what they are doing. Why do they steal and copy ideas? Well, because they work.

A smart corporation will try to be innovative and to their credit they do come up with some cool innovations in the market place, but certainly not the majority of the ideas or concepts, especially the ones that really change the industry. So, please consider this.

A Busy Man Workout – Workout Plan For Those Who Are Time Crunched

This workout plan is for those who always have an excuse like they don’t have enough time to make it to the gym. Even those who go to the gym often who just want to jump over that plateau. I just want you to keep an opened mind about this because your co-workers or family might give you a crazy look while your doing this. When you develop that rock hard body of steel you’re going to be the one with the last laugh. I’ve heard that some people actually got there co-workers to try this workout.

You won’t be going to the gym 3-4 times week working out for 45 minutes to a hour like your traditional workout. Instead you’ll be working out a couple minutes throughout your day for 5 days a week. This plan will only involve body weight exercises performed for about 2-3 minutes 6-8 times during your day. You can not be shy about doing these exercises in your office if you’re working a normal office job. Some people have actually gotten their co-workers to join in. There shouldn’t be any reason you can’t do these exercises if you work from home, are a stay at home mom, or work in your own private office because no one can see you. Now if you have a busy schedule full of meetings and things like that and you can only fit in a couple 2 minute workouts that’s OK as long as you can get as many done as you can. If you’re working a 9 to 5 I recommend doing a 2 minute workout every hour.

Here are a few Body Weight exercises.

* Pushups
* Reverse, Forward or Walking Lunges
* Up and Down a Staircase (if one is present)
* Floor ab exercises like ab bicycles, lying leg thrusts, etc
* One legged body weight Romanian deadlifts
* Body weight squats

The list isn’t really complex. I wanted to keep it simple. Add some more body weight exercises to the routine if you know any. You can stick to squats, lunges, and pushups and still get great results if you don’t want to lay on the floor.

The best thing about these exercises is that your doing enough to get your blood pumping and heart rate up in just 2-3 minutes. You don’t have to worry about getting sweaty or anything because 2-3 minutes isn’t enough time to break a sweat. At the most your skin might get a little moist.

HERE’S A LITTLE WORKOUT PLAN

MON-WED-FRI

9am Do 2 sets of 10 pushups and 15 body weight squats
10am Plank holds (hold the planks as long as you can and take rest periods of 3 minutes in between)
11am Do 4 sets of 10 boy weight squats and 5 push ups
1pm Plank holds (same as above)
2pm Do 3 sets of 8 pushups and 12 bodyweight squats
3pm Plank hods (same as above)
4pm Do 1 set of max pushups and max body weight squats
5pm CLOCK OUT GO HOME

TUES-THURS

9am Do 2 sets of 6 forward lunges on each leg and 6 reverse lunges on each leg
10am Do 2 sets of one legged romamian deadlifts (OLRDL) 6 one each leg and 20 seconds of floor ab exercises
11am Do 4 sets of 3 forward lunges and 3 reverse lunges on each leg
1pm Do 4 sets of 3 OLRDL on each leg and 20 sec of floor ab exercises
2pm Do 3 sets of 5 forward lunges and 5 reverse lunges on each leg
3pm Do 1 set of 10 OLRDL on each leg and 30 seconds of floor exercises
4pm Do 1 set of max forward lunges and max of reverse lunges on each leg.
5pm CLOCK OUT AND GO HOME

Just add maybe 1 or 2 reps to progress these workouts. Also you could try the more difficult versions of these workouts every week. These workouts are very short in duration but during these workouts you have worked almost every muscle in your body. There shouldn’t be any excuse why you cant take a few minutes every hour to do these few little short workouts. The other great thing about these workouts is that you don’t have to find time for the gym after work anymore you can just go home relax, play with your kids, etc.

I want you to try this Busy Man workout routine for about 3 to 4 weeks and then go back to your traditional workout and see the difference you have made. I want you to understand this is just one method of training and it doesn’t mean you should stick to it forever. with any workout there’s going to be a plateau to jump over so always switch it up and keep your body guessing.

Fitness Product Television Commercials and the Busy Man

There are a large number of options and choices that men have today when it comes to selecting a training or conditioning program. There are magazines focused on health, sports, and fitness, as well as bodybuilding. Information is also available online in blogs and web sites, including text and video. Probably the most well known to many men are the ads on television, particularly during the late night hours, for fitness and training courses, as well as training machines and other devices. The courses are usually sold in a package of one or more DVDs. Products such as this can be a great convenience for a man who is not able to visit an actual gym or weight room.

It needs to be remembered, however, that fitness and muscle conditioning are not always a matter of one-size-fits-all. What may be appropriate for one person may not necessarily be the best choice for someone else, for any of a number of reasons. How is one to know which one is best? There are some questions that should be asked before making such a purchase. These questions should consider the purpose of the item in question, the way that the course or device us to be used, and what the actual price of the product is with all of the associated costs included.

To watch the commercials themselves, it often appears that there is nothing that is beyond the capability of the item being advertised. For those who are overweight, out of shape, or who simple want to look and feel better, this is the audience that the ads are being directed. In all fairness, this is often true of the busy man who is preoccupied with family responsibilities and work commitments, and has little free time to work out on a regular basis. Again, these are the people that are usually depicted in the presentation of the commercials.

This is the reason why it is important to ask what the use of the product is intended for. Some are designed to assist in weight loss and body toning. For a man who used to be quite active in sports, and now is leading a more sedentary life, this may be a useful and motivating tool for helping to re-establish a healthy lifestyle. There are courses and devices that are meant to help the user to build up and tone muscle, as well as endurance and stamina. Such a product may also be geared toward someone interested in losing weight. It is important to look at your own needs and abilities, as the use of such products may require a certain level of fitness and general good health in order to realize the stated benefits. It would be a waste of time and money to buy the product, only to discover that you are unable to use it because it is not right for your level or ability.

It is important to find out just what the product requires on the part of the consumer in order for the advertised results to occur. The question that should be asked is, “What else is there besides what is being talked about?” This is often answered by way of small type print near the bottom of the screen, often appearing very quickly at some point before disappearing as quickly. In the case of a weight loss course, there is usually an accompanying nutrition or eating plan which may be mentioned during the presentation. In addition, there may be a shot of an appetizing meal or meal item, but there is a good chance that these are not representative of what an actual eating plan meal would be.

Another thing to ask about is the amount of time required in order to successfully use the product or course. Does the commercial make it plain that this product will not give instant results, and that a period of time and effort is needed to get results? If so, what is the time period recommended? Some programs are explicit in claiming that training and exercise sessions should be scheduled 3-6 times per week, though some are not. It is also good to know if there is anything about the product that needs to be assembled, or shipped separately. This can be quite helpful knowledge when purchasing any type of training or weight machine, particularly if it is something that is large, heavy, and stationary.

Without a doubt the most important issue to consider when deciding to buy anything is the purchase price. Very rarely in a television commercial is the price mentioned early on in the presentation. The intent of the program producer is to attract and keep the attention of the audience in order to extol the benefits of the product, and then carefully give the information required about purchasing it. This can be one single price or, more often for something costing more than fifty dollars, an offer for the customer to make two or three installment payments covering the total amount of the purchase, including shipping and handling. This can be deceptive, though, because there may be “optional” extras that are alluded to during the commercial, but there may be no actual choice about deciding whether or not to buy these items when the order is placed online or over the telephone.

Additional product charges might include food items for the meal plan, nutritional supplements, or books and magazines. Exercise equipment such as dumbbells and resistance bands, or an exercise mat, are also common. Something to be especially careful about, and on the look out for, are additional charges that come in the form of offers for any type of upgrade in product or service, from what was originally

There are many offers for products on television that may be of interest to the busy man when it comes to fitness, training, or muscle conditioning. Before actually purchasing anything, the buyer should carefully consider what is actually being presented in the commercial. The viewer needs to be clear on the purpose of the product, as well as the actual cost and any other charges that may be added.

Abdominal and Chest Morning Workout Exercises For the Busy Man

If today was like most days, you woke up and got out of bed to begin the day. Maybe it was with a great sense of excitement and enthusiasm about the things that were on the list to attempt and accomplish. Maybe it was with an overwhelming feeling of dread and disdain that overshadowed the thoughts of the upcoming day. Either one, you make your way to the bathroom and realize something. You want to get done as quickly as you can, without having to think about it much. But you do think about it, and are greatly bothered. Suddenly, rational thinking takes over, asking you the following: “Are you unhappy with the profile that you see in the mirror each morning just before stepping into the shower?” Do you keep telling yourself that you will seriously start acting on doing something about it later? When will later actually be? Are you at a loss as to what to actually do, considering the pace of your morning and daily schedule?

First, stop being ashamed and discouraged! It is possible to build up and tone a physique through regular exercise and sensible dieting. This does not happen overnight, and it does require getting used to setting up and sticking with certain routines and habits. The good news is that it does not have to take a great deal of time or fancy equipment to start out. What it takes is making up your mind to do this, first, and then following through on the commitment. A good start is in working on the upper body, the chest, arms and abdominals first. Fifteen to twenty minutes is enough time to begin a fitness program in the morning, and later on you will want to move on to do more in the way of a longer and more comprehensive workout and training routine.

The abdominals are a set of muscles that help the posture and along with other muscle groups are responsible for many of the tasks that we usually take for granted. Among these tasks are sitting, standing, and others involving strength generated from the middle body muscles, the core muscles. Unfortunately, these are often hidden under a layer of fat. To start with exercise, there are a few effectives ones that can be done quickly, but must be done properly. In order to stay under the overall fifteen to twenty minute limit, there are three exercises that can be done first. These are the situps, the crunches, and the leg lifts.

To do the setup, lie flat on the floor. While lying, place the soles of the feet flat on the floor so that the knees are brought together, pointed toward the ceiling. Bring the heels of the feet as close to the buttocks as is comfortable. Interlace the fingers of your hands behind your head, or cross your arms across your chest, and slowly raise your shoulders off the floor until your chest nearly reaches your knees. Breathe slowly as you do so. Use the midsection muscles to help you do this, but it may not be easy to do at first. After you have done this, lower yourself back to the floor, again using the midsection muscles. To start, do this 10-15 repetitions, which will make up a single set. After one set has been completed, repeat this for a total of two or three sets. If these are difficult to perform, do as many as you can without hurting yourself in a single set, and repeat this 2-3 times. As you get better at this exercise, you can always add more repetitions.

To do the crunches, lie flat on the floor. Interlace the fingers of your hands behind your head, or cross your arms across your chest. Using the midsection muscles, raise your upper body at the same time you are lifting your legs, folding them at the knees. Breathe slowly as you do so. When the legs below your knees are parallel to the floor, and your head and shoulders are above your chest, your midsection muscles will be contracted (“crunched”). Reverse what was just done, returning to a position of lying flat on the floor. As was done for the situps, perform this for 10-15 repetitions, for 2-3 sets. Again, if these are difficult to perform, do as many as you can.

To do the leg lifts, lie flat on the floor. Keeping the upper body rested flat on the floor, lift the outstretched legs to a 45 degree position, holding the legs close together, then lower them back to the floor. Breathe slowly as you do so. It may be easier to do this if the hands are placed under the small of the back, with the palms facing the floor. Do this for 8-10 repetitions, for 2-3 sets.

At this point, there are a couple of more exercises to go before the morning routine has been completed.

Pushups are a good exercise for both the chest and arms. To start the pushup, lie face down on the floor, with the hands a little more than shoulder width apart, palms flat on the floor, and the toes of the feet resting on the floor. If you wish, you can also perform this on your fists, with the joints of the knuckles resting flat on the floor. Inhale, and as you exhale, press your body straight up, fully extending the arms. You should be balanced on your toes at this point. If you have problems with your back, this can also be done from the knees, instead of the toes, on the floor. After the arms have been extended, inhale, then exhale again, lowering the body fully back to the floor. Do this for 10-15 repetitions, for 2-3 sets.

A variation of the pushup, good for strengthening the arms as well as the chest, is the one arm pushup. This is performed in the same manner as the regular pushup, only that the body is balanced on one hand. This may take a little practice in order to do it properly, but the same 10-15 repetitions, for 2-3 sets apply in this routine also.

In the space of fifteen to twenty minutes at the start of the day, an exercise and training routine can be performed that will start the busy man on a path toward the goal of a better looking, and conditioned, body. This is only a start though, as additional training and conditioning of the muscles are required, and careful attention has to be given to nutrition and what is actually eaten throughout the day.

Difference Between an Entrepreneur and Business Man

Is there any difference between an entrepreneur and a business man. If yes how do they differ. I have seen this question being asked on the internet on multiple platform with no proper answers offered. So I referred to some business texts to find out how these two differ from one another. Those text says that an entrepreneur is being called so when he initiates, conceptualize and materialize a business process which is entirely unique. In other words an entrepreneur is someone who starts a business from a fresh idea and make it work.

A business man is some one who start a business on an existing market platform laid by the entrepreneurs. In this context it we can see that entrepreneurs weigh more than a business man. Being an entrepreneur is a difficult task. One will have to cut his own way through to find his market and get his brand or the product established. Outgoing attitude and a will to succeed in any difficult circumstances are the common traits one find in an entrepreneur.

Acceptance in conservative societies in Asian and few European markets is the major challenge faced by the entrepreneurs. In this case American market is considered the most liberal. This is the reason why we find emergence of entrepreneurs more in United States than in any other countries. But the explosive growth of multimedia communication and information technology has helped the ones who are aspiring to become entrepreneurs. Easy reach to the masses is one of the major contributions to business which information technology has provided for the business men.