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My Absence

Regular readers (thank you so much) of this blog have noticed a drop in prolificacy. I'm sorry. I'm up to my ass in alligators, at the moment. For one, I've scorched to earth and rebuilt my sales department twice in the past year (well, I didn't get it right the first time). Six months ago, I hired the best employee I've ever hired, and frankly, I should give him my job (he's that good). He fired a 9-man team a few months ago, replaced them with a 3-man team, and exceeded the performance of the predecessors. Yea, really. But we lost the star of that 3-man team yesterday to family problems and a need to relocate. Shit. Shit! For two, I get blindsided by the bank, yesterday. You see, to grow a business of any import, you eventually have to use other people's money. The analogy is that you can save a down payment (start a business and get it rolling) on your own, but if you want to buy a house (grow the business), it's going to involve using other people's money. So, we have access to significant cash, but it's secured by our accounts receivable, which typically hovers...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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