How do you start a business and make your first sale?

I started an entire podcast about this exact question. It’s called the First Customers podcast. I ask entrepreneurs, sales experts, and marketers how they got their very first customers. Every episode teaches me something new. Every business is a little different. But common patterns arise. Using what I’ve learned from the show, here’s how a…More

Boost Your Sales with These 6 Proven SEO Strategies

I started my first job in the SEO industry in 2002 as a part-time assistant at an internet marketing company focused on trucker driver recruiting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. My job was to search the internet for any websites related to the trucking industry and find the contact email address for each website. I would put…More

Growth in chaos.

Nothing is guaranteed in business. Starting a company is hard. Running a company successfully is even harder. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the survival rate of new businesses are: Most companies fail before being in business for 10 years. Why is it so hard to stay in business? Simple. Each business owner…More

Knowledge as Power.

What’s the point of school? Or a better question: What’s a good use of those young years in a human life?  A productive use of that time is learning the knowledge and skills that will compound your power to survive and thrive in the midst of an ever-changing chaotic world. Is there a better method…More

The Abundance Diet vs Harmless Eating

While studying permaculture and tending my own garden years ago, I started to notice that the Earth is capable of producing a surprisingly abundant amount of food on even the smallest patch of land. It struck me as a complete contrast to the poverty and struggle that exists in the world. I got the feeling…More