Archive for April, 2011

All I Need To Learn About Business I Learned From Naruto

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

In keeping with the attempts at trying to get business going again in America, I felt it was time to reintroduce some of my business expertise and where I got my great business sense from. I am talking about the anime character, Naruto.

For those not following Naruto, he is a boy who is growing into teen and adulthood and is a ninja. If you are a fan of the series (in book or tv or comic form) you know that is a serious understatement.

So to get started in making you a business success, here is what you need to know that I learned:

Try to be everywhere at once. Naruto can make multiple clones of himself using a clone jutsu. Sadly, lacking that skill set the best I can try to do is prioritize work when I can and do what I can for keeping things going in my business and gigs.

Be a person of one’s word. Naruto sticks to his word once he gives it even though the consequences may be pretty dramatic. I try in business to be true to my word, if I give a deadline to have something done, I try to hit it. If I say I will return a phone call or e-mail, I do it.

Naruto asks for feedback after he goofs up. I try to take a pulse with friends and co-workers of how I am doing. In this world of constant change, it is important to know if what I am doing is making business sense, are my clients or customers happy and will they come back.

Be helpful without being stupid. Naruto struggles a lot with this one but he seems to always come out okay (thanks in part to great storytelling). I don’t mind giving advice or suggestions and where appropriate help for free. I don’t like to give away the store because people then don’t value you.

People tend to value free but when it comes to taking up their time when it comes to business they expect to get paid. A weird double standard, right? The important thing then is to not get caught up in it.

Don’t take everything so seriously. Naruto is pretty easy going even though he is gutsy. Out of the million things that happen to you in a day (especially relating to business) maybe five are important and you need to worry or address. The rest, you need to relax and shrug off.

Now if you will excuse me I will go read my manga.

Have a great weekend.

Apr 30 2011

Kim Isaac Greenblatt

All I Need To Learn About Business I Learned From Naruto

You Don’t Need Money To Start A Business

Friday, April 29th, 2011

I just watched the tv show “Shark Tank” where people are trying to get millionaires to invest in their businesses or ideas. Interesting stuff and I can see it helpful for some gigs but you don’t need money depending on what kind of business you are starting.

You can start an office for your business out of your home. There is an abundance of free web tools and information to help you with sales related businesses. To start receiving money, you just need to set up a Paypal account and tie it to your checking account. It will take sweat equity in coding your own web site or you can use one of many canned looking sites and season to taste.

What will get you started is your ability to sell yourself and your services to potential customers. If you have pleasing advertising, a magnetic voice or a product that you may be making from practically nothing you have what it takes to get started with your business. It will not be easy but you don’t need money from Warren Buffet or television people to get your ball rolling.

Now, once you get started and you want to add or grow your business, that is the time you might need to start putting some money into your business or look for television angels to come along and give you cash. The money may be used for improving your business, more advertising or making room for making more product. As demand goes up if you are in manufacturing, you want to look into adding production materials, lines or machinery to get things going.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people who were ravaged by the recent tornadoes. May you be blessed with health, happiness, healing and some wealth to help you get back on your feet.

Kim Greenblatt

April 30 2011

You Don’t Need Money To Start A Business

Spring Is Time For Curio & Relic FFL 03 Purchases and Logging

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Hi gang. Spring is here and it is the perfect time to purchase the Curio & Relic Book FFL 03 Bound Book. Here is a video for it (and yes, it is a quick and dirty video so I don’t need to be told that it sucks, thank you). The book is great and for the most part I get emails and rave reviews for it. It still has room for over 400 entries and yes, if you have more than 400 firearms, please buy another book, would you? Part of the proceeds from all my sales go to researching a cure for Rett Syndrome. Rett affects a girl born every fifteen minutes. Boys born with the Rett gene generally die at birth. Also where do you live that you can store safely over 400 hundred guns? Please think about opening a museum and charging admission at that point. Thanks and as I point out in the book in the opening, remember that you have friends and family that love you so once in awhile get away from the hobby and say hi to them. Addictive personalities? What addictive personalities? Be safe and happy collecting!

There are a lot of great deals on the Internet and in stores so make sure that you are saving some cash to make some profitable purchases for your collection. What people don’t understand about people who collect anything is that they tend to be completists. In some cases, that can lead to a very expensive hobby.

Be safe.

Kim Isaac Greenblatt

Spring Is Time For Curio & Relic FFL 03 Purchases and Logging