Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

SAFE AT LAST

October 25, 2016

Terrorists are more with us than we realize. Not because of their presence. But because of our fear of them. Imagine the leverage? Do something once to a relative few. Have the enemy institute costly defenses for their masses which continue to consume vast amounts of their resources for decades.   I spent about 4

MY ATTORNEY IS RICHER THAN YOUR ATTORNEY

October 18, 2016

A recent Bizar Financing member recently asked, "What advice can you offer in ways to get professional representation without the typical retainer fees up-front, instead paying all of the associated costs at the closing table?"   The vast majority of professionals are accustomed to payment based on their time, regardless of results. This includes attorneys,

WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE CUTS OFF YOUR WATER

October 6, 2016

Nothing will beat you faster than your own resignation that nothing can be done. The onset of hopelessness, a sense that you are powerless against forces you cannot even influence, becomes self-fulfilling prophecy.   I recently met some farmers from Australia that felt just such a sense of hopelessness where their very survival was being

Crippled Buyers Means Desperate Sellers

October 4, 2016

I recently received the "Financial Meltdown" related question below from a Bizar Financing graduate. It is followed by my answer. Q. With the massive changes in the banking and credit industry, will it be possible to get bank financing with no cash out of pocket? A. It's a good bet that it will be more

OUNCE OF PREVENTION Vs. WORTHLESS CURE

September 20, 2016

One day, the owner of a year old call center business walked into his office. For now we will call him John.   John's employees are gone. His computers are gone. His files are gone. His phone equipment is gone. Half of his furniture is gone.   After a day or two of sleuthing, John

Start a Business – Raise $1,000,000 Full Funding from No Investors

September 15, 2016

A new promoter, who is a Bizar Financing graduate, took over the race event and called me with the following challenge: he needed $500,000 immediately from an investor to cover the upfront expenses to promote the race and to cover additional expenses until revenues from the event kicked in. The bad news here is that

THE ART OF REFERRAL – MASTER IT OR WITHER

September 1, 2016

Do you know the difference between a consultant and a business buyer? A consultant knows 101 ways to buy a business and arrange funding but doesn’t know any sellers. For as long as I have been training people how to buy businesses, I am continually surprised at how many get stuck on the very first

MANAGING THE ANGER OF OTHERS

August 25, 2016

A person walks up to the counter at a fast food restaurant and places their order. The cashier rings up the proper amount. However, he shorts the customer $5 in change. The customer holds up their hand and asks the cashier… “Where’s the rest of my change?”   The cashier, with a confused look on his

IN BUSINESS – WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU

August 23, 2016

If you are reading this blog, it’s probably because you’re entrepreneurial and looking for information to build a successful business. So, the next paragraph may seem like a detour but allow me to assure you it’s not. A friend of yours is tired of renting a room in someone else’s house and decides to build

SO YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT HOT INDUSTRY

August 18, 2016

One of my emerging entrepreneur Bizar Financing students recently asked my opinion on which industry he should pursue for the purchase of his business. My answer to him is one that may shed some light on where you or any other entrepreneur should be pointing their energy. Specifically his inquiry went like this: “As far

 
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