Against all odds, twenty years ago today, I sold my business. Having owned the agency for seven years it was time to sell. My family was growing and with a third child on the way the decision was easy. People tell me I was lucky. Lucky that I sold my travel agency when I did.
Every entrepreneur, or aspiring entrepreneur, has their own reasons for trying to start up their own business. For some it’s money, no doubt, or a sense of purpose and independence, or an all-consuming idea, a way to do it better, or differently. Others may be to help, or to serve a greater purpose or be
We’ve all had that moment—our tax bill shows up on schedule, but we forgot about it and we are wondering how are we are going to pay it. Or an unexpected repair on a critical machine stresses us out. But there are higher costs when it comes to not having cash flow or even reserves
Every action that is currently happening in your organization, either as planned or as decided by the individuals who do them, are the systems that are getting you the results you currently have. If you are happy with these results you will benefit further from documenting these systems so that you can continue to produce
Taking a month off is good for you, it’s good for your physical and mental health and it is good for business. When you take time off your head clears, you are able to see new possibilities and opportunities, you have more energy to work on your business and you have balance. Most (closer to
The list of best business books to read continues to grow. However, one book stands above all the others called The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. In this powerful account of Sarah the owner of a pie baking shop journey to personal freedom and wealth you will learn the basic business principles of working “ON” your business, not just “IN” it by thinking through the lens of systems. This is my story of a seven year journey doing just that by Beverlee Rasmussen.