Showing posts with label small business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label small business. Show all posts

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Being an Entrepreneur is a Blast!

It’s been a week since my last update, so I wanted to stay in touch with my readers. Building a small business and being an entrepreneur is invigorating. If you've ever considered building your own business start today!

Here is the update:
Construction is going well on the new Rust Belt Chronicles website. I’ve been working on building the website daily and it usually doesn’t end until 5:00 a.m. I’m working the bugs and troubleshooting all the issues on my own; which is a great way to understand the pitfalls and how technology functions between applications. The experience is invaluable!

When will we Launch?

I am hoping to launch the new website by mid-month, although it could get pushed back until May. Sometimes a day or two becomes immersed in sorting technical issues out. I don’t have the time to seek advice on the problems and there are no manuals to resort too, so I never know how much time it will take to resolve a problem. Life doesn’t always go as planned.


Had I not been laid-off it would have taken many months to build this small business. Who knows, I might have become a frustrated entrepreneur and thrown in the towel? Now, I have no choice but to succeed!

I became very excited to learn my wife is going to be assisting me in running the business. I offered her the title of Vice-President, but she wouldn’t go for that; since it reminded her of the people at the hospital prior to being laid-off. It feels great to have some help with daily operations and not attempting to do it all myself!

Help Wanted  

The Rust Belt Chronicles is looking for passionate writers for weekly articles (blogs) covering Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, health, religion, politics; plus local and regional news. If you would like to become involved please send me an email We are tossing some ideas around in lieu of pay, since we are starting out with little overhead.

Agenda Cleared

I decided not to write for the other organization at the present time. It’s taking all my time to work on The Rust Belt Chronicles. Tons of decisions on various segments of the business need worked on as well.

The Best Time of My Life

Starting your own business is a blast, despite all the moments of frustration. I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. To realize, you’ve managed to build a business is a confidence booster. It’s something many people talk about, but few act upon.

Please join us in our new adventure. We wish to create something everyone can enjoy. An online journal that’s different, daring and bold. Together, we will strive for truth, honesty and something meaningful that matters!  

 Until We Meet Again,
 Jim Carver
Author: The Legacy of David A. Wells- The Lexington High School “Band of Gold”
Something Meaningful that Matters!
Disclaimer- Books and links on this website contain affiliate marketing sources between Jim Carver and third party companies. I only recommend products, brands and businesses that I strongly support. Photos used on this site are used courtesy of the original authors and in no way endorse The Rust Belt Chronicles or my work. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fly like an Eagle

Living in the Rust Belt has taught us a valuable lesson. The odds of working at one company throughout our entire career are about as likely as pigs learning to fly.

With the economy suffering, many people are unemployed. What better time to start your own business?

Photo used courtesy of: Ricymar Fine Art Photography. 
Starting a business can be simple. Just figure out a need and deliver the results. Just offer a simple need that people are looking for in their daily lives. I know it sounds easy, but it’s true.

Now here’s the tricky part:

Whatever you decide to do- do it better than anyone else. Take the time to reflect on how you can provide something and add enough value to the service to make yourself stand-out! Impressing your customers goes a long way with referrals and loyalty.

If you want to be successful and compete against existing business you must do something the competition doesn’t do.

Marketing yourself is crucial for your starting your own business. Figure out your niche business and how to reach your clientele. Perhaps business cards or flyer's might be all that you need. Internet sources such as experienced professionals, group forums, Google searches or associated organizations are among those who can provide useful information. Don’t be afraid to steal an idea.

Feel free to email me with any questions you have.

Persistence and time are your friends in this process. Stand by their side and you will eventually prosper.

Perhaps you will need a simple website to get started. Google and WordPress offer free access to building your own website. Another option would be to hire someone to create a site specific for your needs or purchase a premium site through

There are many excellent books and social media sites available to pickup tips, facts and provide education for entrepreneurship, creating websites and marketing with social media.
Author: Chris Guillebeau

 The $100 Startup has a wealth of great start-up ideas and solid time-tested methods towards achieving success. Many of the entrepreneurs discussed in the book started with $100.00 or less to create their own income or small business. Chris keeps things simple within a do-able formula to launch your idea.

I can’t think of a better time to experience the freedom of being an entrepreneur. Immerse yourself in learning how to create a future income in something you love to do. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune; require multiple college degrees or an army of employees and an array of real estate.

The educational opportunity alone is priceless.
Besides, why wait for pigs to fly when you can fly like an Eagle today!

Until We Meet Again,
 Jim Carver Author: The Legacy of David A. Wells- The Lexington High School “Band of Gold”
Something Meaningful that Matters!