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
My 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
During 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
You are very unfair to businesses. In my 8 years of being a Facebook user I have seen business page posts go from being shown to most of their logged in followers to being shown to only about 2% – 6%.
My, my, my. I’m in shock!
This week I spent a lot of time online as I was compiling lists for three clients (different industries, different online searches, different lists). This was an intense perusal of random websites. In other words, I’m used to evaluating a single website in detail to be able to recommend enhancements that could improve the business. This time I was simply seeking particular data details.
When I was 20, I was asked what I would do in life if money was of no issue. I spouted out, “Be a doctor!” I was already pre-med, aiming to maybe be a pathologist. Being a doc had been my idea for many years.
Then I was drilled further. Haven’t you ever wanted to own your own business? Continue reading
They say that the home of good plumber usually has leaky faucets because he’s so busy fixing plumbing problems for his customers that he doesn’t have time for his own maintenance. Oh, how I can relate! My original logo and website were designed nearly four years ago. Back then my ideas were speculative since I was establishing a new business, having just sold another business. Continue reading