Greetings and salutations,
In my opinion, the purpose of a small business blog is to learn. There is a benefit for me as the business owner to review and discuss some of my thoughts and decisions; and there is hopefully some benefit for you, the reader, to learn how about small business ownership. So often a "mentor" is recommended for small business owners, and I believe that blog postings and the resulting commentary can help fulfill that roll.
That said, I recognize that throughout the upcoming posts, we are going to disagree on any number of things. I will provide my opinions based on my experiences, in a very brief and limited format, undoubtedly without giving all the facts and details. You, the reader, will react to my words based on your experiences, fill in the blanks, and make a judgment. It’s what we all do, and I accept that. Also, along the way, it’s entirely possible that my Midwestern sarcasm may not be interpreted the way I meant it. I accept that as well.
I also realize and expect that my opinions will change over time as my experience grows or as someone else provides a sound argument for a different option. As a small business owner, change is a critical component for success, and I rarely feel that “my way or the high way” is the right way. What this means for you though is that I may well contradict myself occasionally. I apologize in advance. Remember, I'm learning too.
Finally, this is a moderated blog and we do not accept anonymous postings. Why? First, a non-moderated blog leads to people posting "FIRST!" far too often. Additionally, some very small percentage of people feel that commenting on a blog post is license to utterly ignore the inner filter commonly found between the brain and their furiously typing fingers. We would prefer to avoid the rabid, "YOUR AN IDIOT" postings - and yes, I know "your" is spelled wrong. If you have something to ask or say, stand up and do so... with your name attached to it. If you think a posting or comment is idiotic, explain why, but please use proper Netiquette. I have my name out there and will try to provide my rationale, and I ask the same of you. We don't have to agree, but we do have to respect.
So, I thank you for reading, and I look forward to your comments and questions.