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"Thanks for the great seminars at the National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention. I was wondering what it was that would make it worth going to a casino! I am the fellow with the beard that sat in the first row. I will repeat that yours is the first financial seminar, of many, that I have gone to where I have come out feeling better that when I went in. You are able to give hard advice about finance and do it from the heart. There is hope for me!"
Ian R. Conway
The Chimney Doctor
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...
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I love watching TV! I steer clear of bad TV. However, there is solid programming out there. And there is great free advice if you are building a business. I love Restaurant Impossible and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. (BTW, I am at … 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
Business is not a complicated mystery. There is not a book or seminar that holds the cryptic message, if only you were clever enough to figure it out. There is no mentor who is withholding the secret formula until you … Continue reading
“You could pick one of these items, do it…and get more sales. So, which one?” I was at a client’s shop. We had just done a terrific brainstorming exercise, and come up with a list of 27 rockin’ good ideas … Continue reading
“Tell me,” Ernie pleaded. “What am I doing wrong?” Ernie had just closed the books for February and he had a loss for the month. He rattled off a laundry list of very good action items and projects that he … Continue reading
Plan… or be planned for. If you don’t craft your intention, you may fall into someone else’s plan. And what they have planned for you may not suit you. So consider what you want, and plan for it. Clarity simplifies … Continue reading
I’m proud to be a woman business owner. I have heard the inspiring and discouraging statistics. While most businesses are currently being started by woman, only 3% of all woman owned businesses reach the $1 million mark in sales. It’s … Continue reading
Weldon Long spent 14 years in prison. 7 years into his sentence, he had a humbling, leveling moment where he realized that everything that he was afraid of he had brought into his life. He was afraid of becoming an … Continue reading