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QuickBooks Bookkeeping Outselling Dummies!

My QuickBooks Bookkeeping kindle book is doing well- it is currently outselling the Dummies book, among others, in its category! Not bad. Although, let’s be honest, the category is not particularly a hotbed of publishing interest and the royalties on a $.99 book are not going to let me retire early, but still… kind of…

Finding the Right Motivation for Starting Your Own Business

The idea of starting a business is very attractive to many people. It is practically a genetically imprinted desire in the United States to want to one day own your own business. At last report, nearly 3 out of 4 adult Americans indicated a desire to someday start their own business. I know I have…

Understanding Risk and How it Relates to Your Business

Lots of people will tell you that entrepreneurs are risk takers. That isn’t actually true. Most of the entrepreneurs I know would rather avoid risk. What they want to do is maximize their success by jumping into sure things that other people haven’t discovered yet. They use their inside knowledge or insight to make a…

Sources of Capital- A Quick Guide to New Business Financing

There are many sources of capital for starting a business (or funding an existing one), but not all kinds are a good fit for each type of business. This post is a quick run through of each of the major types, pros and cons of each, the amounts available, the time frame and requirements to…

The One Real Secret to Business Startup Success

A point largely missed by many people new to the idea of starting a business for themselves is that you don’t need a blow-the-lid-off great idea to get started. In fact, most of the time, you are much better off not trying to launch a fantastic new idea. Or waiting around to have one. The…