Being your own boss.

Being your own boss.

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Month (GEM) here in Washington State. Time once again to tap into that latent entrepreneur hiding inside of you to explore the idea of starting and running your own business. From morning coffee with an entrepreneur to full-blown business...
Focus pocus.

Focus pocus.

Even though my doctor says it isn’t a “thing,” I am positive that I suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS). I’ve been a victim of it all my life. SOS was even responsible for my foray into entrepreneurship. As I noted in the August blog, I became an entrepreneur in...
It’s like having your very own crystal ball.

It’s like having your very own crystal ball.

Starting a business is one of the most exciting and rewarding things a person can ever do.For many, the idea of being your own boss and calling your own shots is simply irresistible. It certainly was for me back in 1993. I was one of the many victims of an upheaval in...
Evolution of an entrepreneur.

Evolution of an entrepreneur.

Our lifetimes are filled with firsts that are forever etched in our memories.  Who doesn’t remember their first kiss, first car or first job? Some of these memories are so fresh that we use them as the answers to our security questions. If you’re an entrepreneur,...

So you probably think this blog is about me.

I gave a lot of thought about what I should write about this month. There seems to be no shortage of topics to cover about economic development and entrepreneurship. But I feel that over the last two years I may have covered most of the subjects people beside me would...

Those who can’t follow, lead.

I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership lately.  It’s not necessarily my fault. Hardly a day goes by when we’re not bombarded with the latest notions and pseudo-epiphanies about what a leader should or shouldn’t be. Last year alone, almost 1,500 paperbacks were...
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