Basics Planning Profits

Planning for Business Success

I’ve had several businesses. I’ve failed, and I’ve succeeded. Turns out that the difference between success and failure is just some small details. Details that often get overlooked in the crush of daily activities.

You either move towards success, or you move towards failure. You get to choose.

First, The Big Picture

Basics Finances Planning Profits

Tax Time Reminders

Every tax time, I have to break out my checklists to be sure I cover off all the tasks needed to prepare an accurate tax return.

You see, as an American and a Christian, I believe that I should render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s. But, not a penny more than he deserves. That means I have to accurately account for all sales and all expenses.

Attitude Basics Finances Motivation Planning

Why Am I Always Behind Come Tax Time?

Here it is, the end of another fantastic year, and I’m just now getting started on my bookkeeping. Again?

I know I’ve said that success requires you know how your business is doing by keeping your bookkeeping up-to-date. I guess I should be following my own advice.

Excuses Why I haven’t Kept Up

Finances Goals

Make More Money

Our efforts to increase non-shipping revenue are paying off. We got another Google Check. We get monthly eBay Partner Checks. Amazon warehouses and ships some of our products for us.

We’re making progress on Making More Money.

eCommerce Profits

Searching for Streams of Income

This past month, we began using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to sell some books we had written. In the process, we stumbled upon our perfect source of Income Streams for our retirement travels.

Yes, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is all that and more.

Let me count the ways.

1. We can publish anything we’ve written, anytime and anywhere. No need to visit during office hours.
2. We can begin making sales in the first minute. “Can” not necessarily “Will”.
3. We can publish in any category.
4. We can publish unlimited numbers of books.
5. Amazon knows where our bank account is and sends our Royalty checks directly there.
6. We can make unlimited amounts of money using KDP.
7. We can become (and already have) “Best Selling Authors”.
8. And so much more…

I’m learning a lot in the process, and I’ll be sharing what I know, later on.

Stay tuned.

What has been your experience with KDP?
John L