April 18, 2016

Owning a hot dog cart

Ever think about running a hot dog cart?  They do seem like a cool little business to have, being independent, yukking it up with locals having a great time downtown or on their lunch break.  It seems these mobile food carts and trucks are beginning to increase more and more.  Especially in Portland, OR area […]

When shouldn’t you get a second job?

In our quest to make more money or start a part time business after work, it’s easy to get all gung-ho on the idea of picking up that second job or start advertising our new business without factoring in issues realizing they could make the second job not such a bright idea.  The extra money […]

11 bad habits of small business owners

Putting too much emphasis on business name and logo – Customers want to know how you can help them, not how cool your business looks.  Definitely want a professional image, but don’t dwell on details too long.  Getting infatuated with details too early leads to disagreement, meetings, and delays. You get lost in things that […]

How to market like a drug dealer

Others recognize that although those pushing illegal drugs to others is morally wrong and some end up killing people, these guys do have skills that are effective in the legitimate business arena – Drug dealers are ALWAYS walking their territory – drug dealers know persistence is the key – they’re very familiar with their community […]

Building a website for your business

Having a web presence has become a normal part of any business these days.  Websites are an effective marketing tool for buyers to see who you are and make a decision whether they trust you enough to do business. To give you a big picture for starting a website, it’s basically four steps – Register […]