Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Success comes from within

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net At some time virtually everyone has dreamed of starting their own business.  There is something about owning a business that appeals to many people for various reasons.  They may believe they have a great idea for a service or … Continue reading

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Strategic planning

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net   If you noticed I did not post much last week it was because my wife and I went to Austin, TX to visit our son and his family. We had a great time there. Our family keeps getting … Continue reading

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Making things work

Several months ago The USS Enterprise arrived at Norfolk, Virginia after making its final deployment.  The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, it was the oldest active duty ship in the Navy.  It’s reactors were shut down and the ship will … Continue reading

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Finding new avenues of marketing

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net The go-to advertising for most auctioneers is auctionzip.com. A couple of years ago it did not cost anything to place your auction on that site. They made their money through advertising and upgrades. Suddenly, they announced that it would … Continue reading

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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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