Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lessons learned from getting lost

Many years ago, an old friend and I got took a trip and got lost.  Not lost like “I wish we could find a decent place to eat in this neighborhood”, but really lost. We were traveling through South Dakota on our way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, and had set up camp in… Continue Reading

USAToday: employees leaving corporate jobs to start businesses: when will you make your move?

USAToday recently posted an article that validates what a lot of us already knew:  that people are leaving corporate jobs to start their own businesses. For many people, the rosy promise offered by corporate jobs has never materialized.  In decades past, corporations provided outstanding health benefits, pensions, and other benefits to employees and their families,… Continue Reading

Essential productivity hacks I learned from elementary school

Yesterday was my kids’ first day back to school.  My daughter is in 2nd grade, and my son is in 5th grade–his last year before middle school.  They were both excited to start back, and I was glad too, after a summer in which their camp schedules seemed to be in a constant state of… Continue Reading

How can I help you? Tell me about your niche!

In order to better tailor the content on, I need to find out a little about your consulting niche. Please take 30 seconds to complete the short survey below. If you don’t see the survey form below, you can click on this link to complete the survey. Thanks!  … Continue Reading

Ignore this at your own risk: How to find a profitable niche for your consulting business: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at: what a niche is, why you should care about targeting a niche, how to find a consulting niche, and researching a consulting niche. Now, we’ll take a closer look at how you can figure out if a niche is profitable.  This is a critical piece, because… Continue Reading

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