Business Owners:  Get Past “Selling Hang-ups”

Business Owners: Get Past “Selling Hang-ups”

Last week while looking though Entrepreneur, an article titled “How Entrepreneurs Can Conquer Fear of Selling”  caught my eye. Carol Tice lists “owners who hate selling” as a primary reason businesses fail. While I am not sure it is a primary reason, the brand of a small business is intertwined with the persona of the [Read More]

Ups and Downs: A Down Economy Opens the Door for Start Ups

Ups and Downs: A Down Economy Opens the Door for Start Ups

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” I have always believed this as a truth, particularly in these tough times. Some jobs might have vanished in the recent Recession, but to me, creative ideas will always be with us. There are plenty of smart people out there who found themselves unemployed in the past year. Instead [Read More]

Supporting a Fishing Outfit Feeds For a Lifetime

Supporting a Fishing Outfit Feeds For a Lifetime

When supporting conservation in the developing world, many people prefer to make handouts or writing checks to their favorite organization of merit. While there is a place for this type of giving, I also like to travel to places in need, find small businesses that are doing the right thing environmentally and support these shops [Read More]