I am a cultivator of great small businesses. I have a Ph.D in science but fell into the world of small business by accident and discovered my passion. My experience owning and consulting to small businesses now spans over 17 years. I like to solve problems using a scientific approach; looking objectively at businesses to see what is happening and applying first principles. In small business, outcomes reign over theory.
Practical, hands-on advice for small business owners is sorely lacking, since most ‘experts’ have never owned one. Most business information is targeted to big business and their employees.
My objective is to offer instructive, ‘how to’ information to make business ownership easier, less stressful and more enjoyable.
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Problems are a way of life when you have your own business, and your level of problem solving skills can be the difference between winning and floundering. Here’s how thinking like a scientist can make hairy challenges seem less daunting.
You can do all the research and market-testing you like, if no one wants to give you money for your product or service, as the business owner you’ll find yourself in a spot of bother.
Thought pollution is a thing, and in this day and age, everyone is subject to it. Which means if you’re able to clear space in your mind each day, you’ll have a competitive advantage over your peers.
Starting a new business is like starting a new relationship. But how do you know when your business is bad for you? When is it time to break up?
If your clients are small businesses, you’ll know they’re not all ideal – some are far from it. Here’s how to tell the good from the bad.