Category Personal Experience

No “Line in the Sand”


“Have you drawn a “line in the sand” on when to close your business?” Small Business Week is April 30 – May 6.  Intuit’s QuickBooks, a company best known for their accounting software, was interested in hearing takeaways from successful small business professionals. As a QuickBooks user for the last 10 years, I wanted to […]

Small Business Funding: Accelerators & Incubators


The new way to launch your start-up or early-stage company has hit the entrepreneurial landscape like a hurricane. Business Accelerators and Incubators cover the landscape as it seems that every city, state, major university and country has joined the fray of early-stage venture capital companies like Y-Combinator, DreamIt, Idealabs, and MassChallenge to help you “accelerate” […]

Relationship 2.0 Selected Finalists for MassChallenge UK 2016 Accelerator


Relationship 2.0, Inc., the developers of CoupleWise, announced it has been selected to join MassChallenge UK, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.

5 Tips for Small Business in Any Economy


When it comes to the economy, don’t listen to the media, politicians, or friends working at big companies. Listen to other small business owners. And from what I’m hearing, many are still hurting. Here are 5 tips worth considering… 5. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” […]

Building Personal Wealth


I was talking with my brother-in-law, Tom about personal finances & building a nest egg. Mostly because he asked me & I was being polite. And mostly because he knows while I like earning money, I don’t love managing it. He also knows I hate paying someone else to manage it for me. He knows […]

True Story – part 3


Know When You’ve Reached The End It was early October ’14 & business slowed from 25 catering gigs in Sept. down to 12. Some said this was normal. Oil companies always started wrapping up the year in early 4Q. But something was on the horizon: the price for a barrel of crude was taking a […]

TRUE STORY – part 2


After 6 months of preparation we opened Boom Town Food Services on Feb. 22, 2014 in Karnes County TX, the hottest region of the booming oil business, known as the Eagle Ford Shale Play. Our launch was from a single, beautifully wrapped & well designed food truck. The plan was to connect with major oil […]