Tag: business

  • The upside of fear

    Stupid spreadsheet. Typically, I’m a pretty positive– upbeat — and self-confident person. I’m told I’m overly optimistic by my friends. But the past few weeks have brought about unfamiliar emotions. Negativity, melancholy, and anxiety.  And since these are unfamiliar emotions I haven’t quite known how to respond. In situations where I’m typically chipper I’ve been […]

  • Start-up Mode, What We’re Learning

    “So, how is the start-up stuff going?” It’s a fair and caring question. I get it all the time. Several months ago Kristen and I felt God pulling for a big change. Long before we even knew exactly how it would play out… we knew it was time to go for it. You know, a […]

  • Be Intent

    The last seven weeks I’ve had laser focus on one thing: Be ready for September 1st.  Buy office equipment. Set-up a home office. Lease part-time office space. Create financial systems. Set-up a business infrastructure. Write business plans. Write marketing plans. Lay the groundwork to build a customer base. Write proposals. Sign contracts. Get consulting. And […]

  • 5 Things the App Store Teaches Us

    More than 1 billion apps have been downloaded from the iTunes app store. Believe it or not, there are lots of people who still don’t think of it as a serious marketplace. A billion is 1,000 million folks. That’s pretty serious. Here are 5 things that the app store has taught me Free is a […]

  • Inverse Relationship Between Church Attendance and Business Models

    Yesterday Tim Schmoyer was kind enough to mention a recent blog post in his weekly round-up video. I thought some of the questions that the original post raised warranted a video response to Tim. What do you think? Is there anything to this inverse relationship between churches acting like businesses and a decline in attendance […]

  • Piggy Banks

    Jeffrey and Joel were visiting with the people of a tent city in the town of Carrefour, Haiti when they heard periodic banging. Used to the sound of big diesel engines and definitely used to the sound of kids laughing and playing games, metal on metal banging was distinctive pang and piqued their curiosity. Under […]

  • Best of 2005

    Note: I’m on vacation this week. My family has a rule for daddy– It’s not a vacation if daddy brings a computer. Each day this week I’m highlighting my favorite post from the adammclane.com archives. These are oldies but goodies. Check Out YMX! Hey, a buddy of mine and I launched a website lately for […]

  • The Resurrection of the Cottage Industry

    Is this the best time ever to start a small business? It sure seems like it! Countless brilliant minds, long cooped up in boring corporate jobs, are on unemployment and unable to find new corporate jobs. The internet has made the world pretty flat. You have a good product? You can move it online for […]

  • 6 Questions for Those Starting a Business

    The Great Recession of 2009 has created a new breed of entrepreneur– the I-don’t-have-a-job-but-I-was-once-successful-in-business-and I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-my-life-since-I-can’t-find-a-good-paying-job-that-satisfies-me-quite-like-my-old-job-did-entrepreneur. What’s interesting about this group is that they have great ideas, limited capital, and a mixed bag of preparedness for starting a business. Honestly, that’s a perfect combination! The bad part is that since they don’t have jobs, they need […]

  • 5 Free Business Tips for Facebook Pages

    How do I use Facebook to enhance my company, church, organization, or club? As a person who utilizes Facebook in the repetoir of how I make my living, I get this question a lot. With hundreds of millions of Facebook users out there, and huge growth in the adult demographic, it makes sense for people […]