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Too old to start a company?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Research by Vivek Wadhwa, VP of academics and innovation at Singularity University, and his team found in a survey that the average and median age of the founders of successful U.S. technology businesses (with real revenues) is 39. They found twice as many successful founders over 50 as under 25, and twice as many over 60 as under 20.

READ MORE: Innovation without Age Limits

A Comprehensive List of Self-Employment Ideas

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

For some people the hardest part about being self-employed is deciding on what it is they want to do for a living.  There are so many options these days that there is definitely an opportunity out there for everyone.  The best way to figure out what it is you want to do with your life is to mentally try a bunch of ideas on for size – so to speak.  (more…)

Be like Johnny Appleseed

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

I was talking with my friend Deserie Valloreo at Herbalwise a couple nights ago.  She’s a facilitator and an educator who holds classes and workshops.  She loves to help people lead happier, healthier, richer lives.  She was talking about how once in a while she puts on a class and only a couple people show up.  She has to do her usual preparations and then drive a good distance, put on her game face, give it her all, and then drive home again.  For a moment I thought she was feeling down about it, but then it became clear why she was telling me this story. (more…)

Don’t even fear fear itself.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Often times it’s not the things that we fear that trip us up in life and keep us from a fuller happiness – it’s the fear itself – fear of change, fear of inadequacy, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of pain and suffering (physical and emotional).

Look back at your life and you’ll see that your fears have a much smaller bite-to-bark ratio than you thought they did. How many times have you worried about not paying a bill that got paid or having some disease you didn’t or making a change that went off without any real hitches? (more…)

Where are you going?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

I say, time is not money, time is life. Don’t waste a drop of it! Always keep your passions on the top of your to do list and you will live them. (more…)

Myth of the Business Plan

Friday, December 24th, 2010

For years I’ve taken the position, contrary to popular opinion, that a business plan is not a necessary ingredient for someone who wants to try to venture out on their own and start their own business. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce a business plan and things rarely pan out according to plan.   If your time is an issue then I feel it’s better spent sharpening your ideas and motivating others to love them and live them.  Here’s a good article from Entrepreneur magazine on the subject.

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Finding your “Bee People” (or, Always bee true to yourself)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

I want to share this with you. A good friend of mine with whom I often enjoy some deep philosophical conversations has coined a term – “Bee People” (people with whom you share similar passions and dreams) – based on the Blind Melon music video, “No Rain.” Let’s watch it and learn! (more…)

The Ten Commandments of Time Management

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When I ask self-employed people why time management is important, they mention things like efficiency, organization, prioritizing, etc. Yes, those are all very valuable to anyone who is self-employed, but then I ask, “Why are those things important?” (more…)

Nest Egg Building For the Self-Employed

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

According to a recent study, on average someone who earns at least $60 thousand has just as good a chance at being happy as someone who makes $600 thousand. But you might have your sites set even higher than that! So let’s consider your self-employment options and see how far they can take you.

Advertising Your Small Business – What Works and What Doesn’t

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

There are a lot of challenges to running a successful small business. But there is really no more important challenge than generating sales. No matter how water tight your proverbial ship is, if there’s no one in line to board it, it’s going to sink. But, the truth is the vast majority of advertising dollars are wasted money. How do you know what works and what doesn’t?