3 Ways to Finance Your Monkey Bizness (or any business)

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One of the great things about running Monkey Bizness is the chance to talk with so many aspiring entrepreneurs about what they want to accomplish in opening a business.  That may sound corny, but it’s true.  I get so much energy from listening to others talk about taking the leap and starting their own business. One major gray area with …

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Monkey Bizness and the Changing Face of Retail

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Monkey Bizness was recently featured on a new story in Sioux Falls, SD about the changing face of retail. While the death of retail has been somewhat over hyped in our opinion, there definitely has been a shift. There is no denying that there is less “traditional” retail then there was 5, 10, or 20 years ago. In 2017, 6,700 …

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How To – Projecting Financial Statements Part 1

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No matter where the conversation starts with prospective franchisees, it will always eventually veer towards finances.  The question is a little different, but the gist is the same.  Essentially, people are asking “How much money am I going to make?”.  It’s a completely fair question, but one that is pretty hard to answer.  Quite frankly, if you have a franchisor …

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How much time will I need to work in my business?

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In 2009, Tim Ferriss wrote the book The 4-Hour Work Week.   The premise was how to make a lot more income while working a lot less time (this is a complete oversimplification, but you get the drift).  I have read the book and there are some great tidbits of advice, especially on productivity.  Before and after this book, there has …

4 Observations from Being a Customer at Your Business

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I am extremely fortunate to be married to a 3rd-grade teacher.  My kids go to my wife’s school and because of this, we probably know more details about their lives than a lot of parents.  However, there is one week a year where there is a monumental downside to being married to a 3rd-grade teacher.  Every August, she starts back …

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 …