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 […]

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 […]