My next update will be Thursday, January 1, 2015. I spent November working out some of the outlines for the books, now its time to get down to business. See you in January.
Its Christmas Day, 2014! Merry Christmas! I was having lunch a few years ago at a restaurant in Boise, Idaho when a man came in dressed in jeans, a red plaid shirt and sporting a shock white beard. For the world he looked like Santa in person. Across the room a sweet looking girl spied […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2015!
Hello 2015!!! A New Year with new opportunities! Last month I was researching various business models and was reminded of a concept called a “Four-Wall” as well as its variations. The concept of a four-wall is simple. A band, lecturer, author, artist, actor, comedian, etc, approaches a venue and rents the facility. (For the purpose […]
PROMOTING A BAND USING RADIO CONCERTS
Early in the development of country music, bands would buy time on a local radio station, usually in fifteen-minute blocks. The show would consist of some jokes and banter as well as a sampling of the band and its music. Once the band had the time slot secured, they would get a map and draw […]
Selling Plants For Fun And Profit
Technically, renting a space in a farmer’s market, flea market or tradeshow is a four wall. The space is rented from the promoter of the event for the purpose of selling product, making business connections and writing back-end commissioned projects. When I ran art shows in the seventies and eighties, the artists rented space from […]
$1,500 A WEEKEND YARD SALE
Soon enough, yard sale season will be upon us and people will sort through the stuff they no longer want and set it out on the lawn to see who will buy it. Sometimes they make money and sometimes not. Those who attend yard and garage sales are bargain hunters who want to buy at […]