There I was, at a Christmas party where my partner and I did not know anybody but the host. Of course introductions were made all around until one young woman started declaiming on her entrepreneurial history. Not about her actual business but how she did not see the rationale for having a business plan or to have …read more
A few years ago while executing my exit strategy from my handyman business I enquired into a new, locally produced TV show called The Hard Way. The premise was to film small business owners with troubled companies being helped by experienced mentors. The title, “The Hard Way” showcased the concept of using tough-love guidance to …read more
Profits. Without profits your business will wilt on the vine. We all want to become profitable to make money; at least enough money if not tons of it.
I built a garden obelisk for my partner last weekend. If you don’t know what a garden obelisk is, it is a trellis in three dimensions, looking a lot like a miniaturized, rural Washington’s Monument. I had looked up plans for this on the internet (as you know, you can find anything on the net) and …read more
The last few posts have talked about how to multiply the resources that you’ve worked hard to maximize. So far we’ve covered: Calling All Cars Bring ‘Em Out of the Woodwork Black Sheep Clients Olympic-Size Sales Staff Open Water Fishing Call for Back-Up Go Big Online Bartering with the Best Give Away the Farm Today …read more