The Business of Writing Cheat Sheet

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Be Your Own Venture Capitalist: Investing in your start up via a 401K loan

In February of 2016, I finished up working at an oil and gas startup.  The decline in oil prices turned the business from a high growth company to one running out of cash.  As a result, the business sold...

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Craig Martelle and I talk about the business of writing Session 1

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Setting Up a Publishing Company? Don’t Make These Two Huge Mistakes

Don't make these common indie publishing mistakes when you decide to start a full-time publishing business. Your books are selling, your marketing is building a fan base and now you're contemplating what's next.  Maybe create a publishing company to manage your...

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Improve Sales Team Performance with Simple Sales Analysis

High Performing Sales Teams Set Goals and Track Performance Analysis for a sales team doesn't have to be a fancy analytics dashboard with high subscriptions to achieve results.  In fact, you can lose the team to analysis -paralysis if there is...

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Enter to Win Book Giveaway

Enter to win our free Book and Kindle giveaway sweepstakes Want to win the latest Kindle Fire and a copy of the Business Owner's Compendium? Simply, enter your email in the form below before the contest ends.  Best of all you can get...

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February Completions Data

Completions are a leading indicator of production and provide insight into field activity in the seven basins monitored. February ended with 716 completions up from the previous months 668 and the prior year to date of 568.  The month's completions...

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February Update on Rig Count and Production Weighted Rig Count

The physical rig count for February 541 and production weighted rig count is at 8967.  This accounts for a month over month increase of 10%  and a year over year incrase of 53% for the physical count.  The production-weighted count...

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Do I Need to Incorporate My New Venture?

As an artist, author, freelancer, contractor or individual who has a cottage business, you may have asked yourself:  Is there an advantage to incorporating my business? First off, you may not be aware that the state or county where your...

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The Six Reasons Why WTI Could Revisit The Twenty-Dollar Handle

This is the first in a series of posts looking at issues that affect oil price and what might lead to a price collapse in 2017.  At the time of this writing, WTI closed the week of 1/27/2017 at...

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