Monthly Archives: June 2011

How football player Danous Estenor lifted a car: the key to accomplishing the impossible

University of South Florida offensive lineman Danous Estenor had just stopped for a bite to eat at a campus restaurant when he heard screaming outside.  He ran to the scene to find a towtruck driver pinned under a Cadillac.  Three other people were trying in vain to lift the car.  Estenor tried too, but couldn’t… Continue Reading

You’ve got the itch, now scratch it: how to light a fire under your ass

Since you’re reading this, we both know you’re interested in starting a consulting business.  But how do you get from where you are to where you want to be?  You might not even be clear on where you want to be, much less how to get there, where to start, or how to get motivated… Continue Reading

The 7 best things about starting a consulting business

There are a bunch of things I love about consulting businesses, but today, I’m going to talk about the 7 best things about starting a consulting business.  So let’s go! 1.  Extremely low start-up costs There are tons of business opportunities out there, but consulting ranks among the lowest for start-up costs.  While you could spend… Continue Reading

The secret to creating your $100 professional website

Contrary to what you may have heard, you DON’T have to spend thousands of dollars to get a good website.  You really can create a professional website for $100 dollars, and still have money left over for a latte. Don’t care for lattes?  Fine, then buy yourself a beer, a Coke, or whatever else tickles your… Continue Reading

Get over it: choose a legal entity

One of the first things you need to do when you start your business is to choose a legal entity. But it can be confusing.  S-corp, LLC, sole proprietor, how do you choose? When I was first thinking about how to start a consulting business, I read a lot about the differences between different business… Continue Reading

The one thing you need to start your business

All businesses, regardless of how big or small need one thing:  a tax ID number.  Back in the old days, this was a cumbersome process that took weeks.  But thanks to our buddy, the internet, all that’s changed.  So, the first thing you can do when starting your consulting business is get legit by snagging… Continue Reading

Having a bad job is good for you

I know, I know.  Having a bad job can cause tons of stress, health problems, family problems, and so on.  Bad jobs suck.  Bad bosses suck.  We’ve all had our share of them. But here’s the secret:  hating your job could be the best thing that ever happened to you.  Seriously. My bad job (one… Continue Reading

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