Myth #4: I Can’t Afford to Start a Business

Most businesses won’t yield enough return on investment in the first year or two to be your primary means of support. With that caveat your can provide more income than if you do nothing, and, more importantly every journey begins with a first step. If you’re fortunate enough to still be in the work force and reading this […]

Myth #3: Starting a Business is Expensive

It doesn’t need to be.  In the book: $1,000 Start-Ups (available on Amazon.com) I’ve provided detailed information for 60 businesses you can start for less than $1,000. For each of these, there’s a list of the estimated start-up costs. This includes everything you need to get started including your licenses, insurance, and the materials you’ll need to produce the […]

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 […]