A checklist-y self-assessment tool for your small business
Our fear of letting go of the control that helped us get everything done when it was just us and no one else is exactly the thing that keeps us small.
If I went blind, the mechanical details of my work (ie: “the how”) would change substantially.
Never believe “It’s not personal. It’s just business”. The work of our lives is one of the most personal things we’ll do. Business is Personal.
When you’re asked about selling your company, it’s often unprovoked. You haven’t listed it or said you’re ready to retire. “I’m not ready”, you might think.
This past weekend, my wife & I shared a cold one at a local brewery while discussing the shutdown. Pundits and others wave off the shutdown’s impact as “a small percentage of the Federal workforce”, as if it’s trivial. Trouble is, the headcount of furloughed Federal employees creates a butterfly effect that ripples outward to […]
When you ask business owners why they started their company, you frequently hear these words: Freedom and opportunity. Opportunity tends to have a narrow definition. Someone sees potential in a market and goes after it. Opportunity may also mean the ability to make more than they could make at a job. Freedom’s meaning seems to […]
Last time, I noted that Amazon received no HQ2 (second Amazon global headquarters location) proposals from communities in a number of rural states. At the time, I noted that the decision to pass on that opportunity was a well-considered choice. More importantly, I asked the following question: What would the impact be if your community had […]
I stepped out of the shower at my parents’ house just moments after the first plane hit. TV news was claiming it was accident, suggesting that a small plane had wandered off course. It seemed unlikely that a pilot would wander that much off course during daylight hours, particularly that close to two very busy […]
For two weeks now, I’ve been encouraging about to become newly unemployed CFalls folks to rise up, figure out the value they can deliver and start their own business. Now it’s time to sell something. This might be the part you’ve been dreading. Sorry, but you need to get over it. Selling the right product […]