All posts by: Brian Richardson

About Brian Richardson

Entrepreneur, father, grandfather, Christian, start-up fanatic

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Share this…Ok, so 2014 is behind us. But how many times in the last year have you said something like this? – If only I could get more money for my business. – I have too much debt, but my business needs cash. – Where am I going to find funds to meet overhead and […]

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Share this…What are you afraid of most? Snakes…heights…in-laws? Or maybe you have phobophobia, the dreaded fear of fears. Ok, those types of fears aside, what fears are having an impact on your business or your ability to start a business? For me, I would have to say fear of Share this…

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Share this… Are you observant? My mother used to tell me, “Be alert, the world needs more lerts.” In business, that couldn’t be truer. But how do you “be alert” effectively? I actually learned a pretty cool method for being alert Share this…

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Share this…   “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to […]

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Share this…Do you have a perfect product? I don’t even know what you sell and I know the answer…NO! Should you spend time perfecting it before going to market? I don’t even know your market and I know the answer…NO! If you are waiting for just one more revision before launching your product or service, […]

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Share this…What seems to be the illusion of a business partnership? They read like odd love stories that start with perfection and warm fuzzy feelings…then end in divorce-like hatred. Regardless of the size of your company, a failed partnership will end up with you feeling like Harold Hamm. Partnerships can Share this…

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Share this…Is your business missing something? You don’t seem to have all the pieces? The answer is simple…get a business partner. Partners can bring skin to the game that you would not get otherwise. You are one person with a finite number of skills, capital and resources. Business partners can Share this…

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Share this…You should never start a business _________. Fill in that blank with any popular excuse and you end up with what I like to call “permission to fail”. So what is the “best time to start a business”? Google has 124 million answers for that search term! Have you ever heard someone say… Share […]

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Share this…  …May be to NOT write a business plan at all. What? That’s crazy talk, right? I wrote a business plan once for a restaurant. I figured food costs, utilities, labor and of course the sales. I knew exactly how much revenue was needed to cover all the costs. But I needed a crystal […]

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