Burning Homefires

Burning Homefires

“Why?” “Why” is what gets me from “Have to” to “Want to”.  It is what helps me gather an emotional connection for the item, project, reminder, task. “Why” reminds me who’s going to be affected....
Illuminating Disruption

Illuminating Disruption

OK, by now you will have observed that every single start-up, small business, and entrepreneur is claiming to be disruptive, but that claim always falls apart as soon as it’s dissected in any reasonable way. Firstly, let me explain that as a small business...
The Size of the Dog

The Size of the Dog

Recently, I found myself extolling the virtues of being a small business owner and operator.  Eventually the all-important question was asked: “I don’t see how you can compete with established, big companies in your market, though.  If I’m a...
The Cost of an Hour

The Cost of an Hour

What does an hour of time cost your business? Well, if you have mobile employees it could be plenty! For each hour a mobile employee is at work the business needs to recover their hourly wage, all the costs associated with employing them, the cost of any tools or...
Your Accountant is Wrong

Your Accountant is Wrong

I suspect you already knew that, so I won’t presume that the header here is some earth-shattering news. Your accountant is giving you outdated business advice.  You might already suspect that, too. Your accountant has been telling you, probably in a somewhat...