REB 011: Easy Caring with Cristina Twigg

Cristina Twigg is the founder of the babysitting agency Easy Care Sitters. She started the company in Brooklyn, New York in 2000 and now runs the business from Boulder, Colorado.  Easy Care contracts a large roster of background-checked, CPR-certified sitters.  Cristina is very passionate about Easy Care and is now considering options for expanding her […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

Week of 01/07/2015-01/14/2015 Disruption The previously coveted NYC Taxi Cab Medallion price drops significantly thanks to Uber (New York Times) Will Silicon Valley finally start to disintermediate education? Let’s hope so. (New York Times) The Internet The expansion of information and content on the web increases the importance of content curation (Fast Company) Investing Activist […]

The Importance of True Confidence

Confidence is important for everything we do in life.  If you are in sales, exhibiting confidence is vital to instill confidence in those you are prospecting.  In athletics, if you do not believe you are the best you will never be a winner.  In business, you have to believe in your business and yourself otherwise […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

Week of 12/31/2014-01/07/2015

REB 010: Naomi Reis – Piece O’ Cake

Naomi Reis is the proprietor of Piece O’ Cake bakery in Frederick, Maryland.  Piece O’ Cake started with catering at weddings and opened a retail location in August 2014.  They specialize in gluten free baked goods and wedding cakes.  Naomi operates the business with her sister.  They serve breakfast and lunch at their location and […]

Beating Procrastination

I always struggle with being more productive, as all business owners do.  Anyone who is non-salaried understands that their earning power ultimately comes down to what they can produce and we all know that we could be producing more.  Whether that is making more calls, writing more blog posts, or mentoring employees. For whatever reason […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

Week of 12/17/2014-12/24-2014 Disruptive Technology Lending Club IPO could provide desperately needed disruption in the financial sector (Techcrunch) Bitcoin Crowdfunding is happening in China (Coindesk) The Internet The story of Reddit, the 9th most frequented site in the United States (Mashable) The folks at Cards Against Humanity bought an island and shared it with their […]

Wednesday Dump: Links from the Web

Week of 12/10/2014- 12/17/14  Amazon Amazon to further piss off third-party vendors with new “make-an-offer” feature (Reuters) The FAA rejected Amazon’s request for an Exemption permit for delivery drones (Daily News).  So I guess the next best thing is next-day delivery by bicycle? (Yahoo Finance) Also, Google is so mad at Amazon that they have pulled […]

REB 009: The Wine Business with Matt Cimino

Matt Cimino is the founder of Great Shoals Winery, located in Mount Vernon, Maryland.  He also operates a tasting room at Heyser Farms in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Great Shoals has been around for four years.  Matt started out by converting his father’s barn into a winery.  The majority of fruit used in his wines are […]

The Universal Tenets of Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is a genius investor.  An analysis on Warren often ends with this conclusion.  However, most individuals not focused on security investment (employees, businesspersons, even real estate investors) will often disregard Mr. Buffett’s teachings. I believe this is a mistake.  Warren Buffett has been successful because he follows very basic principles that apply to […]