Can You Smell the Rare Air?

If we stop to think about it, our industry, the home inspection industry, really hasn’t been around for a long time. Yes, as long as people have been buying houses, they were always getting a more knowledgeable party, usually a friend or older relative, to take a look around before they bought that new house. But having an industry, a …

My Shameless Plug

Marketing is a necessary evil for small business owners. It’s something that we need to do, but not something that most of us like to do. Most people get a bit uncomfortable when it comes time for self-promotion. And once we’ve been in business for a while, we start to think that we’ve already done all the marketing we need, …

All the Luck in the World

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. Michelangelo Buonarroti We’ve all been there: at the start of something new. Whether it’s starting a new business idea, starting a new relationship or starting a new exercise program, we’ve all been at the beginning. The beginning is always …

The Rules

It can be difficult to run a small business. It often seems like every waking moment (and some sleeping moments) are dedicated to doing something related to our business. Even when we’re not really “doing the work,” that part of the job where we’re directly earning income, there’s always something else to do. There’s always some other part of the …

The Pig Farm

One of the things that we constantly discuss in these articles is the need to continually educate yourself. Arguably, the worst thing that a business owner can do is to assume that they know everything there is to know about their business. Our world is constantly changing, and business and industry are no exception. Certainly, it’s in our best interest …