Biz Planning Video Series
"I learned how to get to KFP! I learned how to create a budget, create a realistic selling price so that I can start making money and making my dreams come true in this wonderful life that I am now experiencing. Ellen knows her stuff better than anybody - period. She will help you see the light and start making your goals a reality. Ellen, you are the nicest person. You rock! If you are ever in town, drop me a line and I will put the dogs on the grill and the drinks on the ice. Thanks, you're the best."
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I'm Ellen Rohr, president of Bare Bones Biz. I teach the business basics. The things that make all the difference to your business success. I've helped thousands of biz builders start, fix and grow their companies. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+
I'm a columnist for PHC News and contributor to many business journals and trade magazines. I provide "in the trenches" insight that business owners can relate to. More...
Category Archives: Budgeting
“I would willingly stand at street corners, hat in hand, begging passersby to drop their unused minutes into it.” ~Bernard Berenson Our most precious commodity is time. You can always make more money. You only have so much time. In order … Continue reading
Does it make you cringe to think about imposing the formal structure of an Organization Chart on your small shop? Fear not! The Organization Chart can be a wonderful tool. Recalling my many, many jobs, I can count on three … Continue reading
What price would you put on the gift of life? Priceless? Beyond measure? No way to put that value in dollars? But we attach a price tag to ourselves every day. How much do you charge for an hour of … Continue reading
Business is pretty easy. I wish we taught accounting and finance basics in sixth grade. Alas, I didn’t even learn how to balance a checkbook during my high priced stint at a private college for a Business Administration degree. However, once I … Continue reading
Oh, the lists are lining up! Tis the season for the “Best Of” and the “Worst Of” and the requisite “Resolutions for the New Year.” The pressure is on to make this year better, bigger, more profitable than 2012. Perhaps … Continue reading
I started running when I was 13 years old and I’ve been running ever since. Not continuously, mind you. But every day or two I head out for a run. The key to longevity as an athlete is staying healthy. … Continue reading
I love helping people! One of the biggest challenges I encounter is the suffocating burden of debt. Money buys options. Debt eliminates options. Do you struggle under the mounting pressure of debt…personally and/or in your business? You are not alone. … Continue reading
In the small business game, making Sales is playing offense. If you play offense well enough, you can make a few mistakes on defense and still win the game. If your Sales are down, playing defense becomes more important. In … Continue reading