Thursday, September 6, 2018

Don't Wait for Opportunity to Knock...

You've heard the phrase, when opportunity knocks you have to take it. Here's the problem...opportunity ain't knockin. Nope. There's nobody coming. If you're sitting on the couch waiting for opportunity to come to your door you'll be disappointed. Opportunities are seized. Opportunities come when you are already opening doors.

You have to be moving for something to happen in your life. People want everything handed to them. They don't want to do the hard work with the risk of no return. In order to get what you want you have to be willing to do things that may not work, fit, or just plain bad ideas.

We all go through this. I always wanted the end result without the process. Just put me on top of the mountain, so I can show off. There was no desire on my part to actually climb the mountain. That's when I realized what I was doing wasn't working. The reason it wasn't working is because I wasn't working.

It's that simple. You have to do it now. There can be no shortcuts. Instead of spending the weekend binging on television and video games read the books. Do the research. A friend of mine wants to start a business but he spends his free time watching videos on social media instead of researching the business he wants to run. He's waiting for opportunity to knock.

Monday, September 3, 2018

How to get Your Business License...

As I approach getting my license my initial thought was to use an outside source to handle the particulars. I'm not going to say who I intended to use, but I will just say it would've been way over priced. Many of you may know that, and the value they create is saving time.

Let me tell you that it doesn't save that much time because it isn't that difficult. It is certainly easier than it used to be and you can find the information you need on your states website. In Nevada I needed to file a fictitious firm name which is $20, get an Employee Identification number (EIN) which is free, register with the Nevada Tax department, and the business license which is $200.

The company I was going to use would have cost me nearly $800. Some of the charges were for items on the list that are free, and require ZERO special skills. MY point in this post is to tell you that even though it may be intimidating and seem difficult it really isn't. Google will get you where you need to go. That is exactly what I did and it is going to save me a lot of money.