About Jon Bourne

An entrepreneur and investor for over a decade, Jon is a recovering paycheckaholic who enjoys the risk and rewards of owning his own business. Having formerly been involved in several marketing and design startups, he is currently "between businesses" working full time running marketing for a $6 billion privately held energy company. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and five children.

How to evaluate opportunities

Every day presents new opportunities of all kinds. Some opportunities are big while others small, but for each, the same question must be answered: should I act or pass on this opportunity? Sometimes, this can be a difficult choice to make, while at other times the choice is clear. Having a simple system in […]

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Confronting loneliness as an entrepreneur

Once during a very candid discussion about the future of our business and partnership, I explained to a former business partner how I felt like I couldn’t connect on a personal level very well with him and felt relationally undervalued. I was putting in 80 to 100 hours per week to build the company—blood, […]

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Get $3,000 in 10 minutes. Here’s how.

Reading this article could be worth $3,000 dollars to you. A small, one-time change could add $250 to your monthly expendable income for the next year. But there is a catch: you’ll have to give up your annual tax refund.

You see, about 80% of Americans receive a federal tax refund, and the average refund […]

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Maximize your job through networking

The relationships you develop in your workplace can readily and organically lead to consulting and freelance work. Done well, a job can be an effective, if slow, method of building new client relationships in your own business. In this way, you can maximize your job.

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How to get lucky in The Millionaire Fastlane

And the winning lottery ticket number is… eight, three, five, two, seven….

BINGO!

7… 7… 7 — jackpot!

Yes, riches can come in an instant. A few lucky individuals hold the winning lottery tickets to capture the mega millions or manage to pull the lever at just the right time to hit the big jackpot. These rare […]

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A dragon named Failure

We’re all familiar with the knight-in-shining-armor storyline: the hero slays the dragon to rescue the beautiful princess locked away in the highest tower. This is analogous to the obstacles we face in our everyday lives. You’re the knight, whether you’re a man or a woman. Your dragon is your fear of failure, and your […]

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14 tips to building your personal brand with LinkedIn

A brand is essentially a promise of an experience, and we typically think of branding as it pertains to companies or their products and services. However, you yourself are also a brand, and there is a growing need to manage your personal brand—because it will develop on its own if you don’t. And as […]

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Start a business for $100

When Michael Hanna was unexpectedly fired from his 25-year corporate sales career, he didn’t know what to do. While he collected unemployment checks and battled other applicants, his job prospects were bleak. Michael’s only options seemed either to be unemployed or underemployed.

So when a friend who owned a furniture store offered to give him […]

By |October 12th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Creating leverage with the Cashflow Quadrant

Author Robert Kiyosaki has written extensively about The Cashflow Quadrant—the four ways to earn income. Typically, people who are able to move from one quadrant to the next are able to earn more income and experience more freedom. Very simply, the Cashflow Quadrant describes the benefits and pitfalls of each of these four ways […]

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