Hustle It!—Tree Trimming

How much do you think you could make trimming people’s trees? Almost two year ago, I moved into our house in Irving, Texas.  Shortly before I bought the house, I found out that a big tree branch had broken off one of the huge trees in the yard and was resting on the roof.  My insurance agent told me that …

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How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Parent

For those who are stay-at-home parents, I tip my hat.  What you do is hard, important, and can be extremely rewarding. So what do you do as a stay-at-home parent if your current income just isn’t cutting it?  How do you go about increasing your income while holding down the fort at home? We at Income School want to help you …

Business Ethics—Is doing good my business’s responsibility?

Business ethics… Is that a paradox?  Isn’t business all about making money, no matter what it takes?  I mean, within the limits of the law, or course.  But barring illegal activity, are all options on the table? Paradox?  The Answer is No Business isn’t just about making money.  I mean, it kind of is, but it really isn’t.  It is, …

Hustle It!

Hustle It! First of all, the term hustle can have some pretty negative meanings, including “a fraud or swindle”.  That’s now what we’re talking about here.  Hustle has come to mean “doing what it takes to make money”.  And that’s what we’re talking about! So let’s do it. Hustling takes little more than desire and willpower.  The truth is, there …

The Big Fat Solicitor Fail

Let me tell you a story… A few days ago my wife heard a knock on the door late in the afternoon.  Upon opening the door she saw a man standing there with a clipboard and shirt with a logo for a cable/internet provider.  When she inquired how she may help him, he looked down at his list and asked …

Interesting vs. Important

Which would you rather read, an article that’s interesting, or an article that’s important? Every day that you go online you will literally be bombarded with information.  There’s just way too much, and it’s all being thrust in front of us.  It’s in the sidebars of most every site you visit.  Headlines fill the pages of the internet.  And it’s …

How to Figure Out the Capacity of Your Business

How many customers can your business handle per day? If your business is a blog, then you can probably handle pretty much anyone that comes to your site. But what if you have a product that requires time to deliver to your customer?  For example, what if you have a training course that people on your site can pay to …

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Variability—Statistics with Business Application

I’m sure you love math.  Right? Okay, I understand.  If you’re like most people, you might not actually like math at all.  You might even get a sick feeling in your stomach when I mention the idea.  And if you’re like most people, you might wonder how much use math really has in the real world. Arithmetic and even Algebra …

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You Need to Start Investing Today

At work today, a coworker told me about an article he saw on Yahoo Finance that talked about how much money people have saved for retirement.  And it got me concerned. The article summarized some data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, so these are statistics for the U.S. population.  But I think that the issue that they raise probably exists …

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

Leaders are the type of people that others willingly follow. Leadership has very little to do with company organization.  Being a manager or supervisor over other people does not make someone a leader.  A leader is someone who leads.  A leader is someone who is followed. Managers often seek to be good leaders, and some managers are exceptional leaders.  If …