That song from “Hamilton”- with its refrain carried through a variety of songs- resonates in my soul. I’ve always tried to get my ventures- and my clients ventures- to become the success of which we all dream.
Continue reading I’m not going to lose my shot
Before we begin this discussion, I need to get something off my chest. I find it ridiculously presumptuous when someone starts a program and calls it the “First Annual” Anything. Really? First- ok. Annual- ok. First Annual? How about waiting until you show up again to come up with such a moniker. I’ve seen a slew of things that promised to be annual that never recurred.
Continue reading The State of Business
So, you’ve decided. You ARE going to start your new business. You are on your way to hiring folks, offering your services and products. Exciting times.
Continue reading Startup Costs?
So, here I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop (St. Elmo’s, of course), when one of my frequent visiting friends joined my table. He is considering a new venture, developing his business concept and plans, and was hoping I would help him make his dream a reality. What an honor!
Continue reading You think you can?
One of the biggest problems we see with nascent firms is the founder. When the firm was developed by one person. That person still sees himself (still is mostly a male, although we have two clients that made it herself) as the savior of the firm.
Continue reading Founder Syndrome
Yesterday, I wrote about cash flow. And, that it’s the lifeblood of a business. And, if you’re a solopreneur- it’s pretty much the only thing which fuels your business.
Continue reading Solopreneur Systems
I’m sure you remember me talking about one of my B2C clients. (You don’t? Shame on you!) In that piece, I discussed why we need to focus on how each of our actions mesh with our vision, mission statement, and operational plan.
Continue reading Profits <> Positive Cash Flow