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Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs: Part 3

August 10, 2015

Why did I choose to read this book? Michael Hyatt has over 400,000 monthly visitors to his blog. When someone like that speaks, you listen. Michael is currently the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the 7th largest book publishing company in the U.S. “Platform” was written in 2012 but has never been more…

Who Is Dave Ashworth?

August 5, 2015

When I was a kid I had a new idea each week of what I wanted to be when I grew up. This reminds me of a verse in Proverbs 19:21 which says, “Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand”. Unfortunately I…

6 Questions Every Startup Needs to Answer

August 3, 2015

1. Why are you starting the business? This is probably the #1 question that needs to be answered by any startup.  Typically if you are just looking to make a lot of money, it probably won’t work out.  The business you start needs to be something you are passionate about. 2. Are your expectations realistic?…

6 Things That Should Be on Every Non-Profits Radar

July 30, 2015

I was reading an article in Accounting Today Magazine titled “The complex world of nonprofits” by Antoinette Alexander.  She made some great points about issues non-profits could be facing in 2015.  I have summarized the 6 main points below. 1. “The Internal Revenue Service audited an average of 6,205 tax returns of tax-exempt organizations per…

5 Things to Look For In a Business Partner

July 28, 2015

1. Culture I am an avid Eagles fan. Who cares right? Well our coach, Chip Kelly, is all about culture and I think he is dead on with what he is doing. Chip has been quoted multiple times saying “culture beats scheme”. Essentially what he is saying is that the whole team being on the…

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

July 22, 2015

How Much Should You Pay Yourself? As a small business owner, how much should you be paying yourself? I get this question all the time so I thought it would be better to address it in this manner. Simply put, if you are a corporation (C or S corporation) you must pay yourself a “reasonable…

Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs: Part 2

July 14, 2015

Toilet Paper What?! One of the first books I read when I started my business was The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz. I am sure you are thinking the same thing I first thought, “what the heck is up with that title”? This book explains how to start your company with just a few…

Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs: Part 1

July 6, 2015

Who the heck is Gary Vaynerchuk?! If you haven’t heard of Gary Vaynerchuck, you should head to YouTube right now and check out one of his videos. He is one of the most inspirational and downright entertaining people I have ever listened to. He currently runs VaynerMedia which helps some of the biggest companies in…