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Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE) is a knowledge and relationship development website of Legacy Associates, Inc. Legacy Associates is a small business consulting and management services firm located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, USA. TFE serves the world-wide web in three primary areas: Facilitators of a web-based entrepreneurial development community, Creators & Publishers of educational content for small businesses, and Trainers & Mentors of online e-Learning courses and virtual mentoring programs.
As facilitators, TFE manages an online small business resource center and membership community for entrepreneurial-minded individuals. The TFE online community of paid members are entitled to secured-access (password-protected) to the TFE Content Vault that contains an assortment of valuable content (assessment tools, audio and video clips, special reports, white papers, article library, premium blog, and podcast content). Additionally, TFE manages the members' community discussion forums -- TFE Business Chat Forums as well as the community's online business directory – TFE Marketplace Directory.
As publishers, TFE creates, develops, and publishes business informational and instructional content which includes: articles and insights for both the Business Insights Blog and Tech for Business Blog; pre-recorded audio programs for the Business Talk Podcast Series; live instructional presentations for the Being at the Top of Your Game Webinar Series; instructor-narrated, self-paced e-Learning courses for the TFE Skills Training Courses; instructional material for TFE Virtual Classroom Mentoring Programs; and the Select Insider Members' Newsletter.
As trainers and mentors, TFE trainers teach a series of online, interactive business soft skills training and certification e-Learning courses in personal productivity, leadership skills, time management, interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, managing conflict, project management, strategic management, presentation skills, change management, customer driven organization, and negotiation skills. TFE Mentors conduct live virtual classroom mentoring programs for starting a business, growing a business, planning in business, branding a business, professional selling, and exit strategy.
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Training for Entrepreneurs.com Launches e-Mentoring for Business Start-ups, Business Growth, Business Turnaround, and Business Exit/Succession
Sarasota, Florida USA. February 18, 2013. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, announced today that its online, one-to-one business mentoring program – TFE One-to-One e- Mentoring Program -- is open for enrollment. TFE e-Mentoring allows traditionally held in-person mentoring discussions to be conducted via the use of email, online chats, conferencing tools, telephone, and Skype. (Read more)
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Launches New Business Start Up Assistance Program
Sarasota, Florida USA. May 27, 2012. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, announced today the launch of their new Business Startup Training Program, Start-Smart Business Mentoring Program. Start-Smart Registration is now open for the Summer Sessions which begin June 12, 13, and 14, 2012. Enrollment is limited to the first 45 people who sign-up for this ten-week, online Group Mentoring Program. (Read more)
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Releases Its New Facebook Marketing Guide
Sarasota, Florida USA. March 13, 2013. Sarasota, Florida USA. March 13, 2012. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, announced today that its new Facebook marketing guide, How to Effectively Integrate Facebook into Your Marketing Communications Plan, is available for immediate download from the TFE website. This free, no-nonsense, 42 page marketing guide not only includes all of Facebook’s valuable, time-tested marketing applications, but it also introduces Facebook’s latest upgrade application---the Timeline Profile. (Read more)
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Unveils Its New Online Business Start-Up Mentoring Program
Sarasota, Florida USA. January 10, 2012. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, announced today that its online business start-up mentoring program -- TFE Start-Smart Mentoring Program -- is open for enrollment. This nine (9) week program is designed to accommodate a total of thirty (30) aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in learning how to effectively start and successfully run their own businesses. The Virtual Classroom sessions begin January 23, 2012. (Read more)
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Releases New e-Book that Reveals the Secrets to Fast Tracking Your Business!
Most people fail in business because they lack general business management skills. The e-Book, How to Jumpstart Your Business, helps business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to bridge their entrepreneurial skills gap.
Sarasota, Florida USA. December 12, 2011. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, unveils today a new e-Book that Reveals the Secrets to Fast Tracking Your Business. The e-book entitled, How to Jumpstart Your Business, is a resource book that teaches entrepreneurs the lessons learned by many of their predecessors. It should become the entrepreneur’s business desk reference book. Jumpstart draws on the practical working experiences of many successful business leaders, and is truly a collaboration of knowledge and the wisdom of the contributing authors. (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Hosts a Series of Free Live Webinars on Entrepreneurship… Take the Guesswork Out of Starting and Growing a Successful New Business.
Most people fail in business because they make pivotal mistakes. Learning how to avoid making these mistakes is the focus of FREE LIVE WEBINARS from Training for Entrepreneurs.com.
Sarasota, Florida USA. November 21, 2011. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, released a schedule for its FREE LIVE WEBINARS that support entrepreneurial initiatives for starting and growing successful businesses. The Training for Entrepreneurs.com Webinar Series is comprised of three (3) individual online interactive presentations. These 60 minute multi—media presentations provide the entrepreneur with a fine-tuned, directional roadmap that takes the guesswork out of starting and growing a successful new business. (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Supports Global Entrepreneurship Week by Hosting Free Live Webinars on Entrepreneurship
Training for Entrepreneurs.com celebrates innovators and job creators by hosting a series of Free Live Entrepreneurship Webinars during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14 – 20, 2011.
Sarasota, Florida USA. November 9, 2011. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE), the online business skills training and business mentoring website, released today its schedule of events that support entrepreneurial initiatives during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) – November 14th to November 20th. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. GEW 2011 will bring together millions of talented entrepreneurial people from around the world to not only share innovative ideas, but also to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneur.com Helping Entrepreneurs Put America Back to Work
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Website Enhancements Support Entrepreneurial Growth
Sarasota, Florida USA. November 3, 2011. Training for Entrepreneurs.com unveils today their website's new membership enhancements – Discussion Forums, Online Business Directory, Business Mentoring Programs, and Virtual Online Classrooms. With these new website features and programs, Training for Entrepreneurs.com has positioned itself as one of the most comprehensive online resource centers for small business development. Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs alike can acquire valuable business knowledge and fine-tune their entrepreneurial skill set for advancing their personal and professional careers. (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Unveils Content Rich Online Membership That Focuses On Personal and Professional Development
Members gain access to valuable resources that increase their skill-sets and improve their marketability. . .
Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), February 14, 2011 – Training for Entrepreneurs.com, the online e-Learning publisher, announced today that its well-stocked vault of rich content and valuable resources is now open to business professionals who are presently or who are planning to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. The interactive membership website, http://membership.trainingforentrepreneurs.com/ is designed to help aspiring, start up, and experienced entrepreneurs develop and fine-tune their business skills competencies so that they can development their business ventures more successfully. (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Offers e-Learning Gift Cards,An Unique Gift This Holiday Season
Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), FL. December 6, 2010. Training for Entrepreneurs.com - Rapidly growing online e-Learning and Training Website for Entrepreneurs is making holiday gift giving easier with its online e-Learning Gift Cards — unique alternatives to traditional gift cards. Training for Entrepreneurs.com (TFE) announces that their unique online e-Gift Cards are now on sale via their newly redesigned e-learning and training website, www.TrainingforEntrepreneurs.com/gift-cards/. The reasonably-priced TFE e-Gift Cards offer consumers three gift options: (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Offers Generous Revenue Sharing Opportunities with Its New Affiliate Marketing Program
Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), FL. March 31, 2010 - Training for Entrepreneurs.com , an on-line business skills training and virtual resource center for aspiring, start up, and experienced entrepreneurs, announced today that enrollment is now open for their new Affiliate Marketing Program which is designed to market the company’s business skills training programs. Training for Entrepreneurs Affiliate Marketing Program offers its enrolled affiliates a generous recurring payment structure. The Program’s payment structure with its 50% commissions…(Read more).
Business Skills Training and Development Website – Training for Entrepreneurs.com Offers Free Special Report on How to Make Your Strategies Work in Any Economy
Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), FL. March 25, 2010 - Training for Entrepreneurs.com, an on-line business skills training and virtual resource center for aspiring, beginning, and experienced entrepreneurs, announces the offer of a free Special Report entitled, How to Survive, Reposition, and Thrive – Even When Facing Economic Uncertainties. This newly released Special Report helps to demystify the strategy development and implementation processes for leaders of small-to-medium sized businesses. In this complimentary Special Report… (Read more).
Training for Entrepreneurs.com Offers Complementary VIP Passport: Entrepreneurs Enjoy Free One Year Access to the Training Site
Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), FL. February 23, 2010 - Training for Entrepreneurs.com, an on-line business skills training and virtual resource center for aspiring, start up, and experienced entrepreneurs, made an announcement today about their promotional, Complementary VIP Passport that -for a limited time only–entitles entrepreneurs to experience a free, one-year Select level membership in Training for Entrepreneurs.com™. The interactive membership website is designed to help small-to-medium size business entrepreneurs develop and fine-tune their business skills competencies (Read more).
New Business Training and Development Website — Training for Entrepreneurs.com . A Sure Bet to Help Entrepreneurs Make Their Strategies Work
Lakewood Ranch (Sarasota), February 17, 2010 - Terry H. Hill, Managing Partner ofLegacy Associates, a small business consulting services firm, announced today that the firm has launched its new small business skills training and development portal (http://www.TrainingforEntrepreneurs.com) that is independent of its parent site (http://www.legacyai.com). The new client-centered, interactive membership website is designed to help entrepreneurs of small-to-medium size businesses develop their business skills competencies. The site was created in direct response to the growing demand for specialized entrepreneurial business skills training and development. (Read more).
MEDIA ROOM LIBRARY
Our Media Room Library consists of a content-rich collection of newsworthy articles that our media partners can use to support their reporting and editorial work. The resource material is filled with helpful tips, tactics, and recommended best business practices for the small-to-medium size business community.
Whether you are doing background research, searching for story ideas, or looking for quality content to include in your blog, newspaper, magazine, newsletter, or web site, our ever-growing library of downloadable articles can help support your media requirements.
You may reprint any of the following article(s) free of charge in your newsletter, magazine, or on your website, provided that the article is unedited, and that the copyright, author’s bio, and contact information appears with each article. Articles appearing on the web must provide a hyperlink to the author’s web site.
The collection covers a broad spectrum of business topics and is categorized by subject for quick reference.
How to Create a More Positive Cash Flow
Positive cash flow does not happen by accident; it happens because a well-defined financial management technique called “cash management” is functioning. A good cash management system helps to efficiently and effectively manage the activities that produce cash. (Read more)
How to More Effectively Convert Your Accounts Receivable into Cash
To more effectively convert accounts receivable into cash, it is essential that the credit and collection process be highly efficient in order for you to shorten the accounts receivable cycle time. The shorter the cycle time, the less time cash (capital) is tied up in the business process, and thus, … (Read more)
How to More Effectively Convert Your Inventory into Cash
Slow-moving inventory adds to a slower cash flow, and consequently ,creates greater carrying costs that must finance the inventory. The degree of success, when converting inventory into cash, is directly related to the how well the inventory cycle is monitored and controlled. (Read more)
Keeping Your Bottom Line Strong
Without a positive cash flow or a steady source of working capital to pay the rent, utilities, employees, repay debt, or expand your infrastructure, your company will not be in business for long-much less be in a position for growth. (Read more)
Making Your Working Capital Work
In order to effectively manage working capital, it is prudent to measure your progress and control your processes. A good rule of thumb is- – - If you cannot measure it, you cannot control it. (Read more)
Don’t Underestimate the Effects of Your Company Culture!
In order for your company to grow and prosper, a “company culture” must be created which clarifies your identity, your values, and your beliefs. A culture must also be created so that a company is able to not only attract quality people, but also – and even more importantly – to keep them. (Read more)
Entrepreneurship – a Leap of Faith
Starting your own business is an undertaking that requires more than vision, inspiration, sweat equity, money and determination. It is a leap of faith that demands that you let go of everything that is safe, comfortable, and proven. It is getting “outside the box” in the biggest way possible. (Read more)
Making the Transition from an Entrepreneurship to a Professionally Run Business
If your business is to succeed, you need systems and processes that will stabilize your company and support future growth. This is why a well-planned transition strategy is so important. (Read more)
How Do You Measure the Risks and Rewards That Are Associated with Your Business?
It is important to determine how much risk you can withstand in a new venture or expanding an existing business. Before you even consider launching or expanding an existing business, you need to have strategies in place to offset potential losses or unforeseen challenges. (Read more)
How to Successfully Navigate Your Business through an Economic Downturn
While economic downturns are admittedly difficult, and are formidable obstacles to small businesses that are trying to survive and grow, an economic downturn can open up opportunities. A well-managed company can realize the opportunity for gaining market share by taking customers away from their competitors. (Read more)
The Importance of Supplementing Your Skill Set
Unfortunately, for most entrepreneurs, the costs associated with hiring and employing a staff of individuals that possess the skills and experience that the entrepreneur lacks, can be high. However, there are a number of cost efficient means that you can use to supplement your lack of experience. (Read more)
The Nuts and Bolts of Running Your Business
Standardization of processes is necessary for the transition from a fledgling company to a professionally managed enterprise. As your business grows, standardization of processes and procedures is essential for the future growth and success of your business (Read more)
What is Your Banker’s Involvement?
An important stakeholder of any business is your banker. Banks are arguably the leading source of capital for entrepreneurs. (Read more)
20 Business-Building Practices
There is a variety of ways to generate greater demand for your business. Whether you are starting a new business or jumpstarting an existing one, identify what stage of the business life-cycle your company is currently in. This information will impact your choice of… (Read more)
How Do You Differentiate Yourself from Your Competitors?
Competition is a natural and integral part of doing business. How successful you become at competing depends on how you position your business relative to your competitors. (Read more)
How Do You Sustain and Grow Your Customer Relationships?
The most important thing in sales and marketing is to attract and retain your most profitable business customers. In order to accomplish this feat, (Read more)
The General Business Advisor… A General Practitioner for Business
There are many types of business advisors—financial, legal, insurance, special projects, etc. —who can offer expertise in solving specific problems that inevitably face every business owner or budding entrepreneur. (Read more)
The Importance of Seeking Business Advice
Aligning yourself with a trusted business advisor is one of the most valuable pieces of advice that anyone can give you. Entrepreneurs are by nature mavericks, “idea-people,” who are daring and inspiring, and have the grit to overcome extraordinary obstacles. (Read more)
The Rules of the Game of Business
In many ways, the rules of the game of business are similar to the popular quiz show of the 50′s… the $64,000 Question. The rules are simple, in that, (Read more)
ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES
Business… It’s About People
Conducting business is by nature interdependent. It is the result of multiple interactions between multiple stakeholders every day. A stakeholder is a person or a group with a vested interest in the success of your organization and your products and services. (Read more)
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION
Business Opportunities…How are you responding to those that come your way?
The need to examine and to determine whether or not a particular business opportunity and/or idea has any chance of success, prior to financial commitment is critical. (Read more)
Thinking Inside or Outside the Box… Where are you?
Interestingly enough, as a small business owner, “thinking outside the box” is precisely the behavior that inspired you to begin your entrepreneurial path in the first place! The tough challenge is sustaining your original visionary mindset. (Read more)
Beyond your gut feel, just how feasible is your business idea?
At times, “pulling the trigger” and launching a new business idea –based on a gut feeling — has proven to be successful. However, that is the exception, rather than the rule! Making decisions based on gut feelings alone is like playing Russian roulette. (Read more)
Strategic Planning is not only for Big Businesses
Strategic planning is equally applicable and critical to small businesses. It is the process in which you develop a vision, establish a set of objectives, craft a strategy, implement and execute the strategy, and finally monitor and evaluate the desired outcome. (Read more)
The Secret to Success in Business Planning… Plan your work and work your plan
Running your own business is a highly rewarding, but often a risky endeavor. As with anything else, increasing your chances of success begins with preparation. (Read more)
What is your SWOT?
An effective tool that assesses and identifies opportunities and risks is a SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in a business venture or project.Read more)
Your Action Plan… How to execute it
Creating a strategic business plan is a great first step. However, if your business plan gathers dust on a shelf, its value is lost. This is where the action plan comes in. An action plan can help you stay organized, coordinate your activities, and keep your projects on schedule. (Read more)
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
12 Business Skills You Need To Master
Success demands more than hard work, resilience, and expertise in your field. In order to succeed, you need to understand and to become proficient in a set of fundamental business skills. (Read more)
Terry H. Hill
An author, speaker, mentor, and consultant, Terry H. Hill is the founder and managing partner of Legacy Associates, Inc., a small business consulting services firm based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. and the parent company of Training for Entrepreneurs.com, the online business skills training and virtual resource center for entrepreneurs of small-to-medium size businesses. This Eastern Michigan University Business School Graduate applies his education, his athletic background, and his real world experiences to hone his skills as an astute businessman, trusted advisor, and gifted mentor.
During his three decades of diverse experience in corporate and entrepreneurial roles in both domestic and international business environments, Mr. Hill has earned the reputation for providing skilled and practical guidance. Known as a critical thinker and an “out-of-the-box” strategist with extensive hands-on experience in spearheading start-ups, leading turnarounds, and executing major expansion initiatives in a variety of entrepreneurial and market-making businesses, Mr. Hill has gained a keen understanding of the issues and forces affecting today’s business owner.
Terry is recognized for his creative problem-solving capabilities, his skillful management and leadership qualities, and his ability to harness the input of individuals and teams. His exceptional ability to synthesize and communicate complex ideas has often meant the difference between people just thinking about a solution, and actually implementing it. Because of Mr. Hill’s “been there, seen it, and done that” credentials, he is experienced and competent to advise businesses on a variety of matters in the most practical and effective way. Mr. Hill is committed to helping companies gain share, ensure access to markets, and grow market share for their products while improving the general health of the business and increasing its profitability and value.
Terry Hill is the co-creator and mentor for the e-Learning and Mentoring Programs offered by the Training for Entrepreneurs website:
The TFE Get-Business-Smart Series of Group Mentoring Programs includes: The Start-Smart Mentoring Program is for individuals who need guidance with starting their new business; Grow-Smart Mentoring Program is for individuals who need guidance with growing their existing business; Plan-Smart Mentoring Program is for individuals who want to learn and implement practice-proven strategic planning, thinking, and managing methods; Brand-Smart Mentoring Program is for individuals who want to learn and incorporate high-impact branding and marketing strategies that will generate a rich flow of new business opportunities; and Exit-Smart Mentoring Program is for business owners who want to maximizes the value of their business at the time of their exit.
The GO SAMMY Strategy System™ is a strategy development and implementation program for business owners and executives who aspire to achieve extraordinary results. The program provides a set of critical and tactical actions that helps owners/executives make better decisions. The GO SAMMY Strategy System™ focuses on combining “practice-proven” strategic planning, thinking, and managing methods with new insights and ideas for break-away-from-business-as-usual strategies. The GO SAMMY™ key strategies are based on time-tested strategic planning approaches, on decades of hands-on entrepreneurial experiences, and on best-in-class business practices. GO SAMMY Strategy System™ training is available via the TFE Plan-Smart Virtual Mentoring Program. The weekly series of virtual mentoring sessions are packed with "no-nonsense" tips, tools, and tactics that will help you to implement the key strategies of GO Sammy in your business.
The YOU ADVANTAGE Marketing System™ is a highly-effective marketing process that optimizes an individual’s own unique business acumen and leverages his existing knowledge, prior experiences, and personal/business contacts in such a way as to position him as an expert in their particular field. We call this process — establishing yourself as the expert – The YOU Factor. The YOU Factor influences and encourages people to want to do business with you. Every week, throughout the TFE Brand-Smart Virtual Mentoring Program, Terry will show you how to incorporate high-impact YOU-ADVANTAGE Marketing System™ strategies that will generate a rich flow of new business opportunities. Terry expertly guides you in the use of the most effective marketing tools and tactics that can help your business venture not only survive, but also grow!
Mr. Hill’s book, How to Jump Start Your Business, is a valuable desk-top reference guide for business owners and independent professionals which offers a practical advice – with down-to-earth answers – for the challenges and questions every business owner faces. It is a must read for anyone who is thinking of starting a business or for whose who are running an existing business.
His pure love of “the game of business”, his diversified experience, and his highly effective communication skills, provide the basis for the successful guidance, mentoring, and advisory services that he provides to business owners and their employees.
Contact Terry H. Hill by telephone at 941-556-1299 , by fax at 941-373- 6553 or by email.