10 New Years Resolutions Every Small Business Owner Should Make

Here are the New Year’s Resolutions every small business owner should make:

1. I will track my cash flow and review my financial statements every month. Too many of us don’t do this because we don’t understand what they really say. Remedy this by having your bookkeeper or accountant explain it to you.

2. I will create […]

By | 2016-01-02T18:12:05+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Goals|8 Comments

Getting into Really “Deep Water”

I have found that documentaries are a great way to learn. I wish I would have know about Donald Crowhurst when I was writing Bounce!

In the documentary, Deep Water, Crowhurst, the owner of a less than successful manufacturing business for electrical components. He enters the first Golden Globe competition in 1968 to sail from London single […]

By | 2008-03-02T21:52:03+00:00 March 2nd, 2008|Bounce, Failure, Fear, Goals|2 Comments

New York Times’ About.com Interview on Bounce!

Scott Allen interviewd me over IM a few days ago about the new book, Bounce! It was my first time I had done this type of interactive interview which was not by phone. I enjoyed it because while it gave me more time to think, but it still was very spontaneous. Read […]

By | 2016-05-10T12:49:32+00:00 January 25th, 2008|Books, Bounce, Business, Confidence, Failure, Fear, Goals, Minimal Achievement, Small Business, Success, Zen Business|Comments Off on New York Times’ About.com Interview on Bounce!

What I Love About Business This Time of Year

I know there can be alot of pressure around this time of year, but I actually love these last few weeks. In keeping with the spirit of “lists” this time of year, here are my top reasons.

1. We slow down. There is an ending date by which people want to do business every year. Today it […]

By | 2007-12-21T17:21:47+00:00 December 21st, 2007|Business Mediation, Culture, Failure, Family Business, Goals, Minimal Achievement, Resiliency, Small Business, Zen Business|Comments Off on What I Love About Business This Time of Year

Salespeople Are Not Evil!

I was disturbed by a recent Chicago Tribune article stating that most people think sales people are a ‘necessary evil’. The survey sited that:

“41 percent of consumers rate the quality of the sales profession below mediocre, describing salespeople as “leeches” and “rashes…46 percent also said they would be ashamed to call themselves a salesperson.”

While a […]

By | 2016-04-22T16:36:09+00:00 December 19th, 2007|Goals, Small Business, Success|Comments Off on Salespeople Are Not Evil!