Know The Risks – Why Businesses Fail

It's a fact of life - business is risky. It is virtually impossible to guarantee success with perfect certainty. There are simply too many variables to be able to plan for every eventuality. This is especially true for...

A New Year, A New Beginning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rId95N2teUc Well here we are my friends, the penultimate day of 2020. It's been quite the year for my team and I. I launched this blog way back in March, 2019 (which I hope you've all enjoyed reading, and...

Honesty: Always The Best Policy

In a previous article, we discussed how important it is to be honest with yourself. Today, I'll be getting in to more detail on a point I raised back then, which is the importance of being honest with...

Find Your Pace

If you're like me (and you must be at least a little, if you're walking the path to PIE), you are a highly motivated, self-starting individual. You have an unending drive for success. You are tenacious. You have...

Knowing The Law

You hear about it almost every day. Another company faced with a multi-million dollar lawsuit, brought forth by a former customer or employee. Another business owner facing charges for illegal practices (more often knowingly than not). Now fortunately,...

The Cost of Debt Part 2: Drowning Your Business In Red

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to the continuation of Wednesday's article on The Cost of Debt. At the end of the article I asked you all to think how having so much interest accumulate on a small debt that...

What Is Old Is New Again

The world is cyclical. This is scientifically proven fact. Ice ages come and go, weather patterns change, and then change back. Animals migrate to one area, only to later head back to where they started. This is as...

Quality Standards: Aim High and Stay High

As I'm sure we've all noticed by now, the quality of products and services available these days is dropping at an alarming rate. Extremely expensive consumer electronics appear engineered to break, call centers where clients expect competent and...

The Art of Negotiation (Part 2 of 2)

Last week we talked about the art of negotiation from the point of view of the person with a product or service to offer. But there are two sides to every coin, and this week we'll be looking...

When It Rains….

As I've become so fond of saying on this blog, there's an old saying. "When it rains, it pours." Anyone who's ever, well, lived, knows this is true. When things go wrong, things tend to go really wrong....