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Tom Ulbrich
Buffalo, New York
Educator | Speaker | Entrepreneur | Changemaker | Small Business Advocate
Interests: Entrepreneurship, public speaking, writing, business, strategy, small business advocacy, small business challenges, small business advice, small business leadership, work life integration, teaching, small business strategy, small business coaching
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Buffalo News File Photo How to 'recession proof' a small business By Matt Glynn The Buffalo News Published November 29, 2019 Small businesses already have plenty to worry about. What about surviving a recession? Thomas Ulbrich, executive director of the University at Buffalo's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, said small businesses... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Tom Ulbrich
In the current age of successful entrepreneurs being treated like rock stars, who wouldn’t want to be an entrepreneur? Today it’s “cool” to be an entrepreneur and it’s a big part of popular culture, but it wasn’t always that way. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Tom Ulbrich
Do you own your business or does it own you?The inability for a business to operate without the owner present is a sure sign that you are captive to your business. It likely feels like your business owns you, instead of you owning it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Tom Ulbrich
The real secret to be a successful entrepreneur lies in listening to your entrepreneurial heart. It can be a powerful force to drive you forward through the dark valleys that every entrepreneur will experience at one time or another along their entrepreneurial journey. It is important to find, embrace, listen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at Tom Ulbrich
Free webinars for entrepreneurs and small business owners from the University at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
One of the greatest challenges that many small business owners struggle with is pricing their products or services. There aren’t many resources on pricing strategies that are readily available, easy to find or easy to understand. What do customers really mean when they say your price is too high? Review psychological tricks in discounting and danger signs that you may be pricing your product too low. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
Family businesses, pay attention. The lesson here is clear. You can do all of the financial/legal planning perfectly and still fail. Why? The real enemy may lie within, lurking in the shadows, right under our nose. When we avoid having candid and yes sometimes difficult conversations with family members we start down a path of dysfunction that is hard to leave. It doesn’t have to be that way, you can do better by… Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
You may have great ideas, interesting products and services that people need and want, but ultimately your people conceive, build, sell and support them. It takes a great team committed to your purpose and vision to be truly successful. Perhaps I’ve got your attention now or perhaps you are simply saying to yourself “no kidding Sherlock, nothing new here, I know that.” We may know that, but most of us do a miserable job identifying, hiring, onboarding, training, coaching and keeping great people. We all too often take them for granted or worse, we rely on our best to carry the rest. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
There is an ongoing debate about the importance of lifestyle businesses vs. innovation driven businesses and their importance to our economy. This post supports the lifestyle entrepreneur and attempts to point out that neither one is right or wrong, but rather it is the choice of the founding entrepreneur and one that must be made thoughtfully. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
There are 200,000+ business book titles in print. Why? How many possible takes can one have on running a business? Why do we keep buying them? I read a ton of business books and I have to say that there are some great ones, at the same time many (maybe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
Just in case you missed our first webinar and would like to have a look, simply click on our link below: Webinar #1: Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive? Description: If you’ve ever felt like you are on an island, with no real connection to others that might understand... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Tom Ulbrich
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Oct 7, 2012
I have not read Switch or The Progress Principle. Consider them ordered and on the way.
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Michael...I thought the exact same thing, as you can tell from my post. I came away with a very different experience unrelated to do with anything to do with making money. No question...a marketing machine in action and I will be the first to say that not everything is valuable, but what speaker is? Note that he does a few different talks, I only went to this one particular one. I always look at these type of events as worthwhile if I have one really good takeaway. In this case I did and it wasn't anything related to selling, making money, speaking, etc. What is interesting about him vs. some of the other circuit speakers is that he shares a ton of insider information in regards to the speaking circuit. Next time I see you I will give you a copy of one of his books.
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