Here’s what you should do if you want to start a business but are stuck in a job

A lot of people have a job but would rather start a business. Problem is, they feel stuck. … They feel stuck in their job because it pays them a predictable paycheck every week and they need to pay the mortgage and put food on the table rather than risk starting a business and not […]

Starting a business is the intersection between a solved problem and a business model

A relative was passing through town recently and he stopped in to chat. We had a great time catching up (since we haven’t seen each other in years). Eventually, the conversation turned to business — the businesses I run and some business ideas he had. He presented a couple of ideas and although they had […]

Why you should think twice before starting a business

“I’ve got a great idea for a book,” someone told me recently… and then went on to recount what is possibly the worst idea I’ve ever heard for a book. I wished them good luck and declined the “opportunity” to work on the book with them. I hear this fairly commonly: “I have a great […]

Business idea for financial advisors

Financial advisors struggle to gain attention in the marketplace because so many financial advisors offer exactly the same services at exactly the same price for basically the same results. But there is a growing opportunity that I think is underserved in today’s marketplace. It’s a great opportunity because there is a pressing need for very […]