A taxing situation.

A taxing situation.

Every April my dad would lock himself up in our living room. My brothers and I were all told not to bother him under any circumstance, but I would occasionally sneak a peek through the louvered doors. Through a raised slat, I could see him hunched over an adding...
Cha-ching!!

Cha-ching!!

For me, the most exhausting part of running a business was the endless sales cycle. First off, I sucked at sales; still do. Second, I had a nasty habit – at least in the early days of being in business – of counting handshakes as actual sales. Whether we like it or...
On the 12th Day of Business…

On the 12th Day of Business…

It’s December already. Time to close out the year that’s soon to be behind us and look to the year ahead. For me, the end of this particular year has been particularly nostalgic. As I was clearing cobwebbed path in my garage that leads to the holiday decor, I...
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...