Small business is the lifeblood of the American dream. To be able to make your own decisions, your own money, and your own life from your thoughts and actions is what makes this country great. However, lately things seem to be changing a bit for the small business owner, and believe me I’m there too. Taxes are high on small businesses and the government seems to benefit our big brothers more than us small little guys.
So, in order to survive, or thrive, small businesses need to be limber, ready, and educated to make the financial decisions that will help them get to the next level. There are strategies that work that you may not know about, tax advantages that you might need today, and financial reminders that will keep you going in the right direction. That’s what I want to talk about on this blog.
I have been self-employed myself for the last 10 years. Not only have I been running my own company but I have done work for many other small business owners in the area of financial planning. I’ve seen the small fish and the big fish and each one has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. I’ve gone through the ups and downs myself as well, I know what it feels like to prosper and I know what it feels like to make a lot of money and feel like none of it is ending up in my own pocket.
I want this information to be relevant. It won’t always be new, cutting edge information–sometimes we just need a reminder. However, it will be useful advice or information based on what I have seen. How you control your finances can make or break your company. You are constantly making decisions and I want to help you make the best decisions.
It’s all right there for us to take. There is so much money out there in the world for you to earn. I know you are into social media, marketing, accounting, training, sales, and finances. As a small business owner, or self employed individual, you have to take on every role.
That’s the first half of what this blog is about; talking about how the finances in your business are run. The other half is going to be about being an investor yourself. That’s the goal in life, right?
On one hand you earn the money and put it in your pocket. Then, we transfer it from our right pocket to our left pocket and begin our life on the investment side. That’s where we want to end up. That’s where a good majority of our money can be made, if we can learn the game.
I want to talk to you about investments, how they work. The good and bad investments I have made and seen others make. The mistakes, and successes, that have made me what I am today. With all of this information at your fingertips you can be successful as an investor, if you take the time to practice and find your strengths.
Just like you took the time to decide on a business you were good at running, you have to take the time to find the investments that you will be good at finding. What is your gut telling you? What investments do you just get?
It’s a process and it always will be. However, it will be the most exciting and beneficial process that you can go through; the transformation from a big fish to a shark. That’s what you want to be, the investment shark. The guy or girl who knows how to win. Your money working for you, not against you.
This is the time, right now. Start your path to enlightenment. Start making the decisions that will provide you and your family with what you want. You have to take it. Get excited. Taste success, and let it get a taste for you.