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…… Continue reading The upside of fear

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…… Continue reading Be Intent

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…… Continue reading 5 Things the App Store Teaches Us

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQqAhf7Xps What do you think? Is there anything to this inverse relationship between churches acting like businesses and a decline in…… Continue reading Inverse Relationship Between Church Attendance and Business Models

Piggy Banks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWiAnsTcdf4 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.…… Continue reading Piggy Banks

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…… Continue reading Best of 2005

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…… Continue reading The Resurrection of the Cottage Industry

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…… Continue reading 6 Questions for Those Starting a Business

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…… Continue reading 5 Free Business Tips for Facebook Pages