Now and then, I like to give real-world advice from things I have learned, thereby saving others from my misfortune. I have such advice now, and believe me; I learned it the hard way.

Burritos!

No one likes an empty burrito; if you are anything like me, you overfill that…


Regardless of what the “expert gurus” tell us!

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Ever notice how many times you hear business gurus telling you that the first rule of finding success is that we should “do what we love, and “chase our dreams!” I have a very different take, one that is rooted in the daily reality faced by most people, and one…


Government stories you have to read to believe!

Did you know that in the 1940s, President Franklin Roosevelt created the National Raisin Reserve, managed by the very soviet sounding National Raisin Committee? …


Lockdowns Equal Theft!

More than 100,000 small businesses have closed for good, and along with them millions of jobs. They had their companies stolen by their local government leaders

Every small business that is forced to close because of lockdowns directly benefits a few big corporations. This has resulted in…


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Here is a controversial take: The mega-fires have nothing to do with climate change, but it is a relatively recent problem going back only about 100 years. I am not saying climate change doesn’t exist; I’m saying it’s a separate argument. …


I am born and raised in Portland, Oregon and I must say that I am so impressed with our Governor, Kate Brown, and her strong leadership. The way she kicked those fascist Federal Government officers out of Oregon was nothing short of heroic.

The way the Feds came in after…


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First off, let me say that I agree with helping renters stay in their homes. No one during this crisis wants anyone thrown out on the streets. Unfortunately, and as usual, the government is only fixing half the problem with their “tenant plan.”

Taking care of families is essential, but…


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Going into business for yourself is one of the most challenging and risky decisions you will ever make. Your success depends on how well you can manage decisions that could mean life or death for the business. Can you live with decisions that might cost you thousands? What about millions…


For part one, steps 1–6, please see my previous article.

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I started at 28, opening my first company from scratch. We did $3mm, $8mm, $12mm, and $14 million in the first four years. We were adding 75 employees a year through the whole process while implementing new policies, procedures, operating…


I started at 28, opening my first company from scratch. We did $3mm, $8mm, $12mm and $14 million in the first four years. We were adding 75 employees a year through the whole process while implementing new policies, procedures, operating standards, routing, and systems almost daily. …

Jerry Brazie

Grew up poor, on the street at 17. Started my first company at 28. Bought and sold a dozen companies over 20+ years generating $450 million in revenue.

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