Beginning life in the Cartel

For those who missed my earlier announcement: I’m no longer with Youth Specialties. Starting today I’m joining my friend Marko (Mark Oestreicher) to launch a brand new kind of youth ministry organization, The Youth Cartel. I’ve spent 3 months waiting for September 1st to arrive. Words can’t express how excited I am to get started today. Our byline is “Instigating a…… Continue reading Beginning life in the Cartel

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

Fears of a new venture

What does youth ministry in this neighborhood look like? That’s the big open question in my mind this week. A week ago I met with a couple of leaders of Harbor and let them know… I think I’m at a place where giving my energy to lead something makes sense. I’ve completely enjoyed stepping back–…… Continue reading Fears of a new venture