owning and operating a small business

How I came to be an entrepreneur: Part 3

This is Part 3 in the series of how I came to be an entrepreneur. 

Before you knew it, we had new employees, a great mission statement, great products, a great process and yet we couldn’t get significant traction in bringing in new clients.  I was moving faster than I ever had, working harder and smarter, yet the people weren’t coming over.  What they were doing was meeting with my team and myself, but not actually giving us their business.  But there was definitely a buzz about us.  (more…)


How I came to be an Entrepreneur: Part 2

This is part two in the series of how I became an entrepreneur.

Although there are several different types of leadership in business, for the most part, there are two different types of roles and people who take them on.  There are those who create projections, understand cash flow, expenses, employee roles, payroll, taxes, and start up costs. And there are the rest of us.  We figure it out, estimate, plan in our heads, see the plan, move forward while creating the plan and bend like a river to accomplish our goals. (more…)


How I Came to be an Entrepreneur: Part 1

I never set out to be a business owner, or any sort of entrepreneur for that matter.  In fact, I never even thought I would see the kind of success I have. It was well over 17 years ago, right around the time I turned 30, that I realized just being in sales was not enough for me.  I started a family, had my first home, a couple of nice cars, a bit of money in my pocket, but found myself losing interest in sales.  (more…)