Myth #2: Growing and Running a Business Takes Long Hours

When I look back at the businesses I’ve started and consider the comments made by business owners I talked to while writing this book, one common theme is: most people who open businesses try, often by necessity, to make a living with their business from the start and are driven to spend whatever time it […]

Myth #1: Starting a Business is Hard

None of the steps to starting a business is  ‘hard’. They might require knowledge you don’t have. They might require a skill you’ve never developed, but with the availability of information today, you can learn to do about anything. Surf the Internet, read a book, take a class, and practice until you master the new skill. […]

Is Starting a Business Really the Answer?

In the early 2000’s, Daniel Burrus, the author of Technotrends (Burrus, 1993) was a guest on my radio show, The Executive Toolbox.   As I got to know him during the pre-interview process, I realized he was one of the happiest people I’d ever met. I asked him to what he attributed his deep sense of […]

Why Start a Business?

Small businesses and the success of those businesses are essential for our economy and a game changer for anyone who starts and operates one. Starting a business can be the answer if: You’re unemployed   Even with our economic recovery there are still, as of this writing, 9.5 million people in the United States who are […]

There are a Lot of Reasons to Spend only $1,000 Starting a Business.

It limits your financial exposure while you decide if you really want to be in that business. It forces you to go through the whole cycle and get to running the business, or as I call it, ‘Rinse and Repeat’ before you invest additional time and money. It allows you to learn and understand every […]