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Survive, Thrive or Dominate, it's Your Choice

The problem is that the vast majority of business women and men don't know the secrets that will lead to success, others don't even know where to start. Most of us were told from our youth that the keys to success were:
  1. - go to college,
  2. - learn a trade,
  3. - work hard
Our parents and teachers told us that If we were to follow these three simple steps we would be able to achieve the "American Dream." Well, something must have gone wrong. *Somebody moved the Cheese? For many reasons, the post WWII success principles of our parents and grandparents time do not work today.
(*Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life -- a motivational tale by Spencer Johnson)
There are educated, skilled and hard working people across the the USA who are barely surviving rather than thriving. Even those who have the dream to dominate their particular business arena are barely keeping their equalibrium. This reminds me of some "Blues Brother's" lyrics -- "Work your fingers to the bone and what do you get? Boney Fingers."
Like Robert Kiyosaki says in his book, Rich Dad - Poor Dad, traditional wisdom that we acquire from family and our education system don't generally provide us with the solution, unless of course, you have a "rich dad." So, what's a person to do if they want to move beyond simply surviving to become a Market Dominator?
Are you looking to move beyond simply surviving. What would it look like to virtually double your income this year? Would you like to Thrive or Dominate? Of course, if you are motivated to succeed that’s a silly question you’d love to maximize your income this year!
I enjoy working with motivated business people who really get it. When I see that light bulb go on, and see the wheels start spinning in their brains, it really is quite exciting to witness. Becoming a market dominator does take effort, but on a different level from those who are currently working their assets off and barely making ends meet.
Implement these 3 Principles to get on the road to Total Market Domination:
  1. Innovate
    According to my marketing mentor and strategic partner, Eric Engle, you've got to "innovate." In virtually every industry there is immense competition. What is it that distinguishes you from your competitors? Are you still relying on centuries old advertising and marketing strategies? Are you integrating your marketing message into ONE COHESIVE MESSAGE? From Social Media and your Website, to print media and multimedia options, your brand needs to speak with One Integrated and Innovative Voice.

    Open up the Yellow Pages or do a google search for your top competitors. If you were to simply substitute your business name, could their advertisement work for your own business? If so, you're not innovating.

    At the Lion's Share Network for instance, the competition pool gets larger every day. However, the majority of our competitors are following "the cookie cutter approach" handed down to them from on high. If all of our competitors provide the same, vanilla options, I need to find a way to stand out from the crowd!

    What I've found from my own market research is that our market prospects don't have time to add another process or program to their already over booked and hectic schedules. This is why we are working diligently to implement innovative solutions that provide effortless added value to our marketers, business partners, and loyalty merchants.

  2. Capital Funding
    Under capitalization is the root of most business failures. What is it that sets a successful business apart from someone who simply owns their own job? When you own your job all the hats are worn by just one person -- you! When I 1st started out in business, this was my downfall. 

    Without a strong financial foundation in place you will not be able to put all the pieces in place to secure your success. The old adage that "It takes money to make money," is still valid today.

    The Lion's Share Network is able to help you secure capital funding to get your business started or expand your current business. We are able to provide this investment capital in a way that makes sense with minimal risk and a proven plan to virtually guarantee a profitable ROI. 

    While traditional lending sources will just say NO to loan requests from startups and other small to medium size enterprises, Lion's Share Network Actually says YES to over 85% of our applicants!

  3. Diversify
    There are exceptional ways to diversify, but others, not so much. So many business people I consult with are attempting to be the "Jack of All Trades" for their customers, providing a virtual smorgasbord of services. The problem with this is, especially for many sole-proprietors, is that you end up diluting your brand. At the same time you are adding extra processes and work to your already busy schedule.

    Entrepreneurs can diversify in several different ways without diluting their brand. The go-to option that most businesses utilize is to hire employees to wear different hats, freeing them up to run the business. Adding employees comes with inherent liabilities, salary, benefits, taxes and more.

    The Lion's Share Network has a proven plan that will diversify your income without adding extra overhead or effort. We do this by adding another revenue stream for most any business without adding more employees, or diluting your brand identity. 

    1st, we leverage our relationship with the World's Largest CashBack and Shared Customer loyalty Program. This program will actually motivate customers to Choose your Brand rather than your competitors -- even from outside of your normal service area. 

    Next, we add our own innovation and develop strategic partnerships with power partner business in your area. Finally, by combining these strategies your power partner's customers become yours, and when your customers shop at your partner's business you realize an added income stream that can become quite substantial. The added benefit is that when your customers shop anywhere around the world, through our shared loyalty network, the $,$$$,$$$ keep flowing directly into your bank account without any added effort!
The Lion's Share Commitment is to help you innovate and provide resources you need to Dominate Your Target Market and become more profitable!


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Lion's share Network

I have weathered the storm throughout my career -- reinventing myself successfully several times, surmounting challenges as they come -- only through the grace of God.

Along the way, I've been a dreamer. Always striving to do better, always having an entrepreneurial spirit. 

I started out my working life as a Graphics Specialist in the United States Army (6 years) and successfully translated that skill back into civilian life. I moved from "Old School" cut and paste and taught myself to become a computer graphics wiz, starting with one of the 1st Macintosh Computers. From there as technology evolved, my skill set kept pace, and I added multimedia, video production to my bag of tricks. For a while I even combined my artistic skills and technical acumen and became "Systems Manager" for a very busy Southern California advertising agency. I was even the prime mover and instigator that put a Fortune 500 company on the Internet. Along the way I also had a couple of businesses as a sole proprietor. But, what I've discovered (now) is that I was really just owning my own job.

As a result of corporate acquisitions and other factors I found myself ready for a makeover. What I found was really outside of my crayon box - I apprenticed under a really amazing Chef in the San Francisco area. I worked in Fine Dining Restaurants for a while, then as a Personal Chef on an estate  for a corporate executive. 

THEN, up pops that pesky entrepreneurial spirit -- I decided to start my own catering business. Shortly thereafter, the bubble burst and virtually no one was booking personal or corporate events. A winner never quits, so I found another job. This one was really outside of my culinary tool kit -- I found myself in Afghanistan running a dining facility for about 16,000 troops a day. What an experience. I had been a peace time soldier. Now as civilian I found myself in a war zone.

Upon returning from Afghanistan the economy was still in the tank, so I went from the frying pan into the freezer. I took a job as director of dietary services for a Native Corporation hospital in Bethel Alaska. For three years I created some amazing food for both hospital staff and patients. Being an entrepreneurial minded sort, I also catered parties and community events in my spare time. I also taught cooking classes as adjunct faculty at the University of Fairbanks.

The story is getting long and there are more facets to be told another time, but the point is that at each step along the way, no matter what the obstacle, I've learned valuable lessons from adversity. Failure is only final if you give up. If God Closes one door, another one will surely open. I have discovered that God does indeed want the best for us. However, attaining that "best" requires that we put the talents he has given us to work, learning from our mistakes, and moving on to even better things.

Michael Callahan

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LSN Top Ten List

Top 10 Ten Business Startup Considerations

You've always wanted to Start your own business, but you don't have a clue where to begin. Creating a new business from scratch takes a great deal of research, time, money and resources. So, knowing what's involved before you begin is key to successfully getting your idea off the ground. Here is my top 10 list of things you should consider prior to starting your new business venture:

Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

Let me be frank -- starting your own business is not for everyone! But, if you are frustrated with with your job, not being able to make ends meet, let alone save for retirement, starting a business may be for you. However, with that stated, there are several things to consider prior to making the jump from employee to entrepreneur.

If you're working for a good company and you're happy there, and you're being compensated accordingly, and your work satisfies you, you should stay there.

~Robert Kiyosaki

My point from the above is that not everyone is cut out to be their own boss. Most fledgling business owners merely are moving from being an employee to owning their own job. The information contained in this blog article considers business from a different angle.

What's in a Name?

Our identity as the Lion's Share Network is something that I've put a great deal of time and feeling into. It is my belief that a business name should not only reflect what that business does but somehow convey the operating philosophy of that organization.

Though we are a for-profit organization, our operating premise is that the more we can pay it forward or give back to those we serve the better our long-term prospects would be. With that mindset as our primary focus, it is our hope that we will engender a wider bredth of customer loyalty not only for ourselves, but those individuals and businesses we serve.

Here is some historic background of our chosen name. The term "lion's share" is probably most widly recognized as an idiomatic expression which refers to the larger part - or most - of something. The phrase is commonly derived from the plot of a number of fables ascribed to Aesop and is now used as their generic title, although they exist in several different versions. Other fables featuring the same basic situation of an animal dividing up a prey in such a way that it gains the greater part, or even all, exist in the East.

Additionally, the Lion which is our namesake is the "Lion of the Tribe of Judah." All that we do shall be done as if we are serving Him, and with the highest moral and ethical standards.