Big Data for Small Businesses

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As an accountant and a general number’s person, I love data.  When I talk about data I often go into far too much detail about the process I went through to come to my conclusions.  I have gotten the weird looks from people when I tell them how I parse through and interrupt data (although they love talking to me …

One of the Secret Ingredients to Entrepreneurial Success

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There are a ton of books and free advice out there that will help you start and supposedly run a successful business.  Don’t get me wrong, a lot of this information is great and can get you started off on the right foot.  However, the problem with these books and advice is they make it sound like starting a business …

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Three Reasons Why Monkey Bizness is Right or Wrong for You

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At Monkey Bizness we have 6 giant indoor playgrounds open mainly in Colorado and Kansas.  Since I have taken over, we close a store in the Houston area.  Based on these experiences, we have a good history of knowing what works, what makes a great owner, and who has the best chance of being successful in a Monkey Bizness.  Here …

Low Hanging Fruit of Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crushing It

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For those of you that don’t know Gary Vaynerchuk, you’re missing out.  Gary is the type of guy that when I think about him, I immediately feel guilty because I think I should be doing more with my business.  Gary has written great books on how to market and build a brand for both yourself and your business. I don’t …

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Start A Franchise

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At Monkey Bizness, we talk with people almost daily about their dreams and aspirations and if Monkey Bizness fits into them.  As the president of a company that sells franchises, as you would imagine, I am a big believer in the power a franchise can offer to people.  However, it’s not for everyone.  Below is a list of 4 reasons …

Be Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

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I am sure you have heard the phrase before, “being comfortable with the uncomfortable”.  I know a good amount of people that have started their own business and have read a lot of the articles out there about starting your own business.  Generally, entrepreneurs fall into two categories; planners and seat of the pants type of people. I am the …

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How to Read A Franchise Disclosure Document

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Just a quick post today……. Yesterday I found a great article from earlier in July that Chris Myers from Forbes wrote.  He takes a very practical and down to earth approach on how to review a Franchise Disclosure Document. When we talk with potential franchisees and mention the Franchise Disclosure Document, for many it is the first time they have …

Owning Your Own Business – Being Mentally Prepared

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I was driving back home on December 9, 2015, after just signing the paperwork and writing the check to purchase Monkey Bizness.  I had quit my job in October to fully pursue closing this deal.  For more than 2 months I had sat at my home office and planned and schemed all the things I would do once I was …

5 Keys to a Great Business Coach

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Everyone Needs Someone to Talk With A few weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of business owners about my experience of owning Monkey Bizness.  The group was a leads group so it was mostly full of consulting types that were either sole proprietors or might have 1-2 employees.  I was invited to the group by a …

Owning Your Own Business – When is the right time?

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It was December of 2015 and I was driving from my house to the bank to get funds to purchase Monkey Bizness Franchising and one of the stores.  The house I was leaving I had just purchased 18 months earlier.  After buying the house, 6 months later my wife and I had our 3rd child.  My two older kids had …