How to overcome your fear in real estate investing… and start doing deals!

I know a lot of people who WANT to be real estate investors but aren’t. And the reason is: They’re scared. Some will admit it, some won’t, and some will blame it on an external factor or restate it with words like “unquantifiable risks” but it almost always boils down to fear. For example… There’s […]

Fast, simple ways to improve your business on the fly

Starting and growing a business can be tough. It can feel like you are juggling and trying to keep a whole bunch of balls in the air at once. If you lose your focus for just a moment, the whole thing seems like it can come crashing down. Then, in the midst of all that […]

Aaron Hoos’ weekly reading list: ‘social media, business failure, web design, and copywriting’ edition

Moneyball and the reality of social business at The Brand Builder‘s blog. I don’t usually watch sports movies but I loved the movie Moneyball — I’m a fan of the actors and I’m particularly a fan of Aaron Sorkin (who co-wrote the screenplay). I also loved the movie because it’s a movie about economics and […]

Case study: Dealing with the problem of rapid business growth

Business growth sounds good, doesn’t it? But rapid business growth can cause problems — perhaps more problems than you realize. There was a year in my business when I enjoyed rapid business growth. It was awesome! But the next year brought a tax bill that caught me completely by surprise and I spent the rest […]

How one magazine lost thousands of dollars in repeat sales

A couple of months ago I advertised my services in a magazine. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a great experience working with the sales department and it’s enough to make me think twice about working with them again. What’s surprising, though, is how small and easily fixable their problems are. So I won’t name them here […]