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My “Plunder” Years As An Entrepreneur

  The Plunder stage is the final of the four stages, which I describe in my book The Quiet Millionaire. For most entrepreneurs, this is the most complex period of time as a business owner. It was for me both financially and emotionally as well as technically. It's also the transitional stage for which the [...]

By |2018-10-14T21:50:07+00:00October 16th, 2018|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

My “Thunder” Years As An Entrepreneur

  The third stage of the four transitional business stages, which I describe in my book, The Quiet Millionaire, is the Thunder stage, when higher levels of growth occur. This requires the business owner to focus more on higher level decision-making and intelligently leveraging and leading a growing number of managers and employees. In other [...]

By |2018-10-14T21:34:57+00:00October 15th, 2018|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

My “Early” Years As An Entrepreneur

  Brett Wilder CFP®, Entrepreneur and Author I'm sharing the story of my entrepreneurial journey with you starting from my earliest years because I believe that entrepreneurship must be born within someone as part of his or her genetic DNA. Only then can they be bred to achieve entrepreneurial success. Accordingly, not everyone [...]

By |2018-10-14T21:24:54+00:00September 30th, 2018|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

Baby Boomers, Delegating and Empowering Key Employees Can Be Risky

  "Don't hang on too long and don't let go too soon." Boomer entrepreneurs often struggle with relinquishing control, and delegating and empowering others. When building a strong and motivated business team, the benefits of delegating and empowering key employees usually outweigh the risks. However, there can be risks to letting go too prematurely, which when [...]

By |2018-09-30T20:27:51+00:00March 17th, 2018|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

How Age Influences Boomer Entrepreneur Decision-Making

I'm now in the process of writing a second Quiet Millionaire® book. My first Quiet Millionaire® book was written as a comprehensive personal finance guide covering a wide range of financial issues and concerns typically encountered by a broad readership. This second book is being written specifically to benefit the baby boomer entrepreneur. In particular, [...]

By |2018-09-30T21:44:54+00:00December 16th, 2017|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

Do You Own a Valuable Business or a Worthless Job?

Many baby boomer entrepreneurs run a "business" that's growing, but which will die when they're no longer there to nurture it. Do you own a valuable business or a worthless job? There are eight drivers for building a valuable business. One of the drivers is termed Hub and Spoke. Are you the hub of your [...]

By |2018-09-30T18:50:51+00:00August 14th, 2017|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

What Should Be Your Number One Business Goal?

What should be your number one business goal? As a diligent entrepreneur, you probably each year set goals for top line revenues and bottom line profits. While these goals are important, there's another goal which should be number one for an even bigger payoff: Building Business Value. Here are three reasons why building business value should [...]

By |2018-09-30T18:48:38+00:00July 30th, 2017|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

Five Ways to Create an Enriched Life Beyond Your Business

  As an entrepreneur, your behavior and daily activities should be congruent with your personal core values in order to create and experience an enriched life beyond your business. Moreover, your personal and business goals in life must be specific and conform as well with these core values. Otherwise, you'll feel dissatisfied, never be truly happy, [...]

By |2018-09-30T19:03:49+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

What Does Having an Enriched Life Mean to You?

Being rich is having abundant valuable material "things" , such as houses, cars, jewels, etc, which money can buy. Being enriched is having a life that's abundantly meaningful, substantial, and rewarding which money can't buy. Having an enriched life is a noteworthy achievement. It's not only about having lots of money. What does having an [...]

By |2018-09-30T18:22:57+00:00June 16th, 2017|Business Owner, Transitional Stages|0 Comments

Three Psychological Roadblocks Preventing Babyboomers From Selling their Business

  For the baby boomer business owner, the decision to sell their business due to age causes anguish comparable to being told that they have a terminal disease. The following are three psychological roadblocks why owners don't sell their business. 1. Loss of control and status. After years of "ruling" the business as the "boss", [...]