A Dream Job?

Since selling my RV park, there’s no longer a sign on the door with set hours, nor a door chime that dings when someone walks in. My RV park was open 365 days of the year. It was a grand career, but I was tethered to it. The hours I now keep as an industry management and marketing consultant are based on my schedule, not on my customers! Actually, some call this a “dream job.” Continue reading

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Evaluating the Value of Your Business

ValueMy career now has me more focused on associations than individual businesses so when someone who wants to sell their business asks me how to set their asking price, or maybe whether an offer should be accepted, I defer to appraisers and brokers and to other industry consultants. Still, for the duration of that call, I listen so I can maybe offer various perspectives for them to consider. After all, Continue reading

Associations are for Building Up, Not Tearing Down

ladder_shutterstock_151567130During my 19 years in the outdoor hospitality industry, I’ve experienced and witnessed countless examples of goodwill, kindness, generosity, compassion and support. Sadly, I’ve also witnessed harsh words of judgment when someone Continue reading

I Was Approached Again

SD LogoChange is in the air in South Dakota. As for me, it’s an honor to have been asked to be a part of that change!

Yes, I’m now managing yet another association of campground owner. Continue reading

Reflection, Hope, and Resolutions for 2017

2016 lived up to my expectations of being an insanely busy year, yet productive toward analyzing and building solid business foundations for my clients. While the foundations solidify, 2017 is set to be filled with opportunities. With solid foundations and grand opportunities, the future looks bright … with resolutions in place!
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Strength of a Rope

RopeA rope is a strong tool that’s made by twisting together strands of fibers. Strength can be gained in numbers. Essentially, the more strands the stronger the rope.

This twisting together of like strands creates Continue reading

2016 … What An Off-Line Ride! Seriously.

I’ve had a tremendous amount of off-line time this year and it has nothing to do with being on vacation. On the contrary! I’ve devoted more hours to my clients this year than any other year. It rivals my career as an RV park owner. But this is better! Continue reading