Take the Long View

Plan now for the results and future you want later


Many entrepreneurs start a business because they suffer from what author Michael Gerber terms in his book, The E Myth, as ‘entrepreneurial seizures,’ meaning they’re really good at what they do and think they could run their own business better than their boss—or they want the freedom of owning their own business. So you start a painting business and you go along for a few … More

Calculating Your Own Pay


PAYING YOURSELF LAST IS A STRATEGY TO GET BY, NOT A STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS Many painting contractors (and other small-business owners) end up paying themselves by what’s left over at the end of the month after other expenses are paid. By paying yourself that way, you often end up with a big swing in your monthly take-home pay, with some months being very lean and some months … More