Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ask a question or share a business experience!

I want to hear from you guys! Ask questions either here in the comments or comment on the "ask a question page" or send me an email at I'll post a response to your questions, or share your stories to help inspire others!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Getting back into things...

Sometimes it takes a bit to get back into life after a break. This might be a break because we slacked and didn't keep up with our goals, or it might be because of something like a vacation. Either way we need to stay focused and get back into it. I heard someone say once that if you are working on something that you are trying to do every day, it is OK to miss a day once in a while, but don't EVER let yourself miss two in a row.

What do you think? How do you get back into life when you have lost focus?

Friday, May 21, 2010

The pros and cons of vacation and owning your own business

While on vacation I had good and bad realizations... While a part of me said "I could really get used to this!" another part was saying "Well it is nice to know that my paycheck won't suffer from me not working..."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What you can do to overcome a project block

Sometimes when you are starting a business or working on a project you might hit a wall and not want to keep working on it. There are a few things that you can do to overcome this block - lets see what they are.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ask yourself 'Am I being PRODUCTIVE?'

So often we waste a TON of time working on things that have no real value or it isn't worth our time right now. When you are working on starting a business you need to stop every once in a while and ask yourself "Am I doing waht is most important?" This question alone will help you accomplish more to meet your goals.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Whats in it for you?

I just had this idea. It probably won't amount to much, but I've decided that for every person that donates more that $3 I will (with approval) put their information on a "business founders or investors" page. The info would consist of any combination of Name, Email, Biography (or business bio including business name), and/or Website URL. Yes I guess technically I'm selling links space, but the content on the page will be more than just a link to your site, it could potentially give you leads if you have business info or a personal biography. You could be known as someone who helped start one of the greatest companies in the world, or maybe just someone who helped start a company. Either way this page could lead to valuable information about you or your business in a place that may generate genuine respect.

Why am I doing this this way?

On Monday (Sunday is a family day) I'll be back to talk about why I am jumping right in using a free blogger account to start this experiment as opposed to creating an awesome looking website with way better features. (In fact I did start doing that and decided I needed to just pull the trigger...) It has something to do with failing fast - but I'll get in to more details on Monday!

The goal is now set...

Well I've set the goal so help me live up to it. It wasn't easy to do though - I guess that means that I took the exercise seriously and didn't just pick something. Help to keep me honest!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Setting Goals

OK, Pulling the trigger

I've been thinking about this for over a week almost non-stop and its to the point that I either need to do something about it, or drop the idea. I started setting up a website but in the end decided that this would be the fastest way to see if this experiment works. Check back daily to see the developments on both the business side and how I deal with quitting my job and moving forward.


Welcome to my blog and thanks for coming to visit. I am so excited to start a business that I can't wait to save enough money on my own. This is why I'm asking for people on the internet to give just a few dollars so that I can make a difference in my community. You can learn more about me and the business on the perspective pages on this blog, and I will continue to post daily updates to keep you informed of the progress of our business. Thanks in advance.