SD007 – The Business Plan Part 1

January 20, 2020

In this two-part series we discuss the importance of a business plan and give information on how it should be formatted and explain a little bit about each section.  In part 1 we cover what is a business plan, why we create it, and discuss the first two parts of the written plan.

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SD006 – Your Future Is Just Six Steps Away

January 17, 2020

If you didn’t know by now, I am an avid reader.  Learning is a passion.  My wife jokes that I would be a professional student if our finances allowed.  I have a series of favorite information sources, one of which is Entrepreneur magazine.  Jason Feirfer is the editor in chief and published many great articles. …

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SD005 – HOPE Action Plan

January 15, 2020

Hope is a powerful tool in your daily living arsenal.  Are you using it as an active tool or a passive tool?  Or are you void of hope?  Today’s podcast episode is a republishing of an article written by Bill Howatt for but is a worthy reminder of how critical HOPE is to success in life.

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SD004 – Performing a SWOT Analysis

January 13, 2020

A SWOT Analysis is a simple yet powerful business development tool every business can use to identify problem areas and growth potential. A completed SWOT analysis is not the end goal, but the beginning of a strategic development process. It is intended to identify internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving…

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SD003 – A Phone Call With a Winery Who Gets It

January 10, 2020

Today I want to share a conversation I had a couple of weeks ago with Jayne from Cave B Winery which is located in Quincy, Washington. They are right next to one of the, if not THE most, beautiful amphitheaters in the world, The Gorge Amphitheater.  Major acts from all over the world play this…

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SD002 – The E-myth revisited

January 8, 2020

The E-Myth by Michael Gerber is a book published in 1986 but he “Revisited” and wove a story within the E-Myth concept, re-plublishing the book in 2004. The story is about a women who’s aunt owned and operated a bakery. This women LOVED the bakery and her aunt LOVED doing what she had a passion…

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SD001 – Consumer Friction Revisited

January 6, 2020

Are you making it difficult for your customers to do business with you?  Do your customers have to jump through hoops just to pay you for your products or services?  Sometimes it is the little things that matter most. We talked about Consumer Friction in Mid October and I think we may not have completely…

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