Setting Yourself Up for Success: Manage Your Finances

While writing $1,000 Start-Ups, I wasn’t surprised when many of the business owners I talked to answered the question, “Why did you start your own business?” with, “Because I had to make a living.” In this case, necessity is indeed the mother of invention and if you’ve ever been in this situation you understand very […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Manage Your Time

Ah … time. Einstein said, “All time is now.” And so it is. Today we are each given the gift of twenty-four hours to spend as we will. We can spend it doing things that enrich our lives and the lives of those around us, or we can fritter it away in meaningless pursuits. Making […]

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. […]