If only I had the money to start my own business

I get 8-10 inquiries per week from people needing start-up money.  People want to know how to borrow from the bank, get venture capital or grant funding, or how to launch a Kickstarter campaign.  And yes, capital is always difficult to find – especially with businesses that many of us are starting that tend to use service, information or technology.  So, does that mean it’s impossible to launch a great idea?  Absolutely not!!  According to the most recent Bureau of Census data, these are the figures for money needed for new businesses: 1% needed $1,000,000 or more 14% needed $25,000 … Read More

Are You Focusing On What Really Matters?

Jim Woods is a writer and coach who’s passionate about helping you live a better story. He’s got a new ebook called Hit The Mark! all about improving focus, boosting energy and making the most of your time.  A couple weeks ago I resigned from my day job and began self-employment. Since then, I could easily put in every ounce of energy I have toward my business, but it is important to want to work smarter, not harder. You can approach life or business as a mouse on a wheel, or as a marathon runner, where you sprint at certain … Read More

The 4 Critical Elements of your Work

As I talk with people who are growing in success I keep seeing essential components we can identify that will make us even more successful. It doesn’t matter if you’re a graphic designer, bookkeeper, artist, writer, speaker, computer programmer, web designer, attorney, dentist, coach, inventor or CEO, you can take a look at these elements and see how you’re doing.   Whether you have 1 customer or 10,000 you can look at your job, self-employment, or business to see how you’re engaging your skills to make money and make the world a better place. Rank yourself 1-100% on how well … Read More

Need a boost for your idea – check this out!

On January 28th, at 7:00 PM Central Time I connected with over 1000 of you who registered for my open teleseminar – “My Work, My Life: Entrepreneur Startup” If this is the year you’re going to double your income, find new time freedom, turn your dream into a reality – be sure to jump in and listen to this free call. We’ll be addressing how to clarify your Passion How to find money for your startup idea How much time it should take to replace your income now And much more. Here are just some of the questions pouring in … Read More

Finding the Money

[note color=”#FDD017″]This is a guest post by Mike Galvan.  Mike is an active member of 48Days.net and leads the Wealth Building with Real Estate group.  You can find out more about Mike at his Gally Development Company website or at his coaching site CatalystCoachNation.  You might find it interesting that Mike has worked as a paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department for the last 26 years and has “loved the job.”  He has also been a real estate investor for the last 14 years as he prepares for the next exciting chapter in his life.  If you’d like to guest post … Read More

I think my business stinks

I’m too pooped to be an EntreManure. “Hi Dan, I would appreciate your insight on this. I am owner and operator of a pooper scooper company here in San Antonio for 7 years now but have the desire to begin anew doing something else. I make okay money doing this, we are netting over 60K personally now and in 2-3 years can be netting over 100K just on natural growth. I like doing this but increasing find myself desiring to do something else.  I am so uncreative but obviously understand and am not afraid of being an entrepreneur — or … Read More

The $100 Startup – interview with the author

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Guillebeau about his newest book – The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future.  We have thousands of members in the 48Days.net community who are looking for and finding ways to launch businesses so when Chris’ book came out I immediately grabbed a copy to read about the examples he had found. Here’s a great line from Chris’ prologue:  “There’s no rehab program for being addicted to freedom.  Once you’ve seen what it’s like on the other side, good luck … Read More

Are you ready to start a business?

Many of you have read The E-Myth by Michael Gerber.  In that book Gerber describes what he calls the “Fatal Assumption.”  The Fatal Assumption is this:  that knowing how to do the technical work means you know how to build a business. Gerber clarifies a challenge we’ve all seen played out: If someone knows how to cook well, the fatal assumption is that he/she will automatically have the skills to run a restaurant. An accountant sets up an accounting practice. An attorney starts a legal firm. A doctor opens a medical clinic. A great babysitter opens a daycare. Someone with compassion to serve starts a … Read More