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service business

Why I Prefer Service-Based Companies

The success of your business or businesses can depend a lot on what your goals are. My goal as an entrepreneur was/is to make an inordinate amount of money, do less nitty gritty work as I scale, and have some level of passive cash flow…

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Groupon CM

How Groupon Led To $30,000+ In Profitable Revenue

Groupon is great from a consumer standpoint, but if you ask some of close to 1,000,000 business owners that have listed a deal on Groupon, you'll usually find it to be a very polarizing topic. There are many ways to approach selling on Groupon, but…

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DJ Khaled you've played yourself

Don’t Play Yourself: Selling Value

I will never forget when I met a gentleman by the name of Henry Weinacker. Around a year after I started working for Cutco, I thought I was pretty good at sales. I finished 1st out of 1,200 salespeople in my office, I had an…

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Salient ThemeForest Theme

My Top 5 Favorite Themeforest Themes

So as someone that has been a Wordpress user for the better part of a decade, I've learned a thing or two about what themes work well for different use-cases. Lately, ThemeForest has become the go-to source for finding premium themes (a must if you're…

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Year of the sheep

2015 – Year Of The Sheep

Before we talk about my year, let's talk about sheep, and draw an analogy from it. Sheep are a kind, gentle creature, and people tend to love them. For humans, they are great. A lifetime production of various kinds of wool, which we all know…

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250,000 words

Why I’m Writing 250,000 Words in 2016

  I am not a writer. I write occasionally, but I have never been the type of person that just writes for the heck of it. Yet, early into the year 2016 I have spontaneously decided to create a big, hairy, audacious goal that is ridiculous…

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Boring Entrepreneur

Be A Boring Entrepreneur

There is an important distinction I want to achieve in this post but it will be short. Part of what stops a lot of would be entrepreneurs from jumping in is looking at sexy examples as their end goal. The minority group of people that ever pursue…

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Bootstrapped two companies

7 Things I learned Bootstrapping Two 6 Figure Companies In 18 Months

  The last two Januaries have been significant to me. In January 2014, we serviced our first Companion Maids client, and that company has grown into a multiple six-figure business. In January 2015, we serviced our first Vicky Virtual client, and not only have we surpassed the…

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100k maid company

How I Built A Six Figure Maid Company In A Year

I never in a million years thought I would clean a home for money. I've had a few crappy jobs, but none of them required much manual labor (unless dishwashing twice a week for 45 minutes in a sorority counts) and I simply don't like…

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Genie Text Concierge

How I Went From Idea To Sale In 12 Hours

Mike Chen created a landing page on a Saturday, told 10 friends about his text messaging app, and had 18,000 inbound messages by Monday. He had a 20,000 person waiting list by Tuesday night. That's the definition of viral, and I wanted a piece. If…

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