Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Everyone is self-employed

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net 1966 was a big year for me. I graduated from high school in May. I went to work in a factory the day after my 18th birthday in August, and in October of that year my wife … Continue reading

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When the dream becomes a nightmare

I begin my book Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions That Will Close Your Small Business by describing the scene as trucks and vans left our business location at the end of an auction with our equipment, parts, tools, office equipment, everything.  … Continue reading

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The Fear of Failure

When I sent my first book proposal to a publisher it was rejected. I sent it to a second publisher who informed they MIGHT publish it if I made certain corrections. What they asked me to do seemed almost like … Continue reading

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Going the Extra Mile

A friend of mine had a son who worked one summer with a Class A baseball team. His job was to care for the visiting team’s locker room. Part of that job required him to provide their meal on game … Continue reading

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Confidence is the key to success

A few years ago I decided to get my auctioneer’s license. Although I was working full-time I knew I was getting close to retiring (for the second time) and wanted something else to do. I took the 80 hours of … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar

A few years ago I was called to be the auctioneer for a near-by auction house when their regular auctioneer had to be away for the week.  When I drove to the auction I found they had a very nice … Continue reading

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First you have to start

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net   “No one aims for average.  No one sets out for status quo.  No one longs for ordinary.  But one day you wake up and ask yourself, How did I get here?”  These are the words on the … Continue reading

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