May 2009

Special Thanks to Lauren Harms

I just wanted to send out a special thanks to Lauren Harms and Shady Lane Photography. Lauren and her partner Shane Shade true examples of family first entrepreneurs. Together, they own Shady Lane Photography here in Eagle Idaho. Lauren specializes in babies, kids and families. continue reading...

How to Think About Tweeting

Twitter is a place to be interesting and relevant in 140 characters. It is not a just place to advertise. There is no question that the topic people like to talk about the most on Twitter is Twitter. continue reading...

Great Stuff on FamilyFirst.net

I recently came across a site that has some great stuff for all you family first entrepreneurs out there. FamilyFirst.net is a parent site that offers access to three great sites for parents; AllProDad.com, imom.com, and MyFamilyMinute.com. continue reading...

Passion

My friend C.C. Chapman did a show recently on his Managing The Gray podcast called “Passion is Contagious.” He talked about how passion sells a product so much better than any print advertisement ever could. I couldn't agree any more. continue reading...

Hold Your Mom’s Hand

Recently, I did something that I had not done since I was a child; I held my mom’s hand. My mom and I were walking in a public setting when she reached over, grabbed, and held my hand. I was shocked at how uncomfortable I was by the situation. continue reading...

Starting Over—as an Entrepreneur

On my blog and in ONO, I constantly talk about the benefits and freedoms that entrepreneurism has to offer. A couple weeks ago, I posted an article that had statistics showing the rise in entrepreneurial activity due to the struggling economy. continue reading...

The Price of Children

I received this email this morning and I felt compelled to share it with you. I thought this was a fun and interesting way to look at parenting and the "price" of having children. Take a second and read it. I hope it will make your day like it did mine. continue reading...

Making Sound Decisions Through Your Inner Adult

My wife and I have participated in marriage counseling throughout our entire marriage.  We are both “growers” and we think that in order to be the best for our kids, we need to be better ourselves individually and to each other.  An interesting subject came up in our most recent session that applies to Family First Entrepreneurs.  continue reading...

The Entrepreneurial Rise and the Struggling Economy

I have said it over and over throughout the last year or so; this troubled economy is growing the entrepreneurial spirit across our country. continue reading...