Entrepreneurship

We Tried Samaritan Ministries…
The changeover to Obamacare was a tough one for us. Insurance through our small business became impossibly expensive – three times the cost of our mortgage! We checked into alternatives at the Marketplace, but we fell in the gap and healthcare there was impossibly expensive, too. With trepidation, we decided to try one of the Christian healthcare…
Launching Family Business Greenhouse
People often ask us how they can start a family business like we did. The problem is that they need to start a family business like only they can!   One day we were visiting with some dear friends and talking about the need to help families who want the freedom and flexibility both our families…
Teaching Diligence to Boys
Hal often says that boys seem especially tempted by anger, lust, and laziness. And if you think about it, it makes sense--those sins are connected to some of the most important roles men have as protectors, husbands, and providers. So, how can you overcome their natural laziness? How can you help your son become diligent? Sometimes…
Four Famous Failures (That Should Change the Way We Parent)
Q. A mom came up to us at a conference where we'd been speaking about entrepreneurship, "My teenage son is constantly coming up with business ideas, but I'm afraid to let him try. What if he fails?" We are not doing our boys a service to protect them from ever failing. When we do that,…
Apprenticeship
Is a college degree the one sure path to career success? My family always assumed I would go to college. For my first career, as an engineer, it was pretty much a given; when I moved from industry to consulting, it was a requirement for licensure. But with a down economy, rising costs, and the…
Review: How Do You Do It All?
I don't know about you, but I'm dropping so many balls, I'm in danger of getting a concussion! [caption id="attachment_4900" align="aligncenter" width="628" caption="Ancient Egyptian Wall Painting"][/caption] So, I was delighted when Mary Jo Tate offered me the opportunity to review her teleseminar course, How Do You Do It All? Let me tell you, I need…
Igloos, Snow Joes, and Shoveling
Last night at 3am there wasn't a flake to be seen, but by 6am snow was absolutely everywhere. No big deal if you live in Maine, but in eastern North Carolina, it's a very rare occurrence. The biggest snow we'd had was the snow-icaine of 2000. We got 11 inches, which is about 5 times…
Help for Teens – For Free!
Several years ago, it occurred to us that maybe the teenaged years didn't have to be full of anger, rebellion, and sullenness. Just because we went through it or saw it in our friends growing up, does that mean it has to be that way? Is that what you see in the Bible? Through history?…
The Countdown Continues – With More Gifts!
As a writer and freelance journalist, probably 90% of what I do is on the computer - research on the Internet, interviews via email, writing on the word processor, number crunching with spreadsheets, promotion on Facebook. If you go in a college classroom today, you'll find laptops have replaced notebooks, professors' websites have replaced handouts,…
Minding Your Own Business – Your Own Business To Mind!
We're celebrating the official release of Raising Real Men with freebies and contests! I grew up in an entrepreneurial family and I have to confess that when we were first married, I thought it was great that Hal went to work and then came home and was done. Over the years, though, life as an…

Click for COVID-19 Info Dismiss