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Discounting is for dummies

After my last post about losing money, I figured I would give you another doozy. Before I get into it, I should say that I am an online retail rookie.  Actually, I am an internet business rookie.  For those of you that don’t know, I bought my business 8 months... read more

How to lose 5 figures in sales in 5 days

It is really easy to keep score in eCommerce.  You look at sales and you see how well you did for the day.  This post is painful to write.  Unfortunately, I have no one to blame but myself.  So, here it goes.   The “Big Idea” A few weeks ago I got a notice... read more

5 Steps to Overcoming Any Failure

After my post of the roller coaster of entrepreneurship, I thought it would be great to write about the part of entrepreneurship that is inevitable. Failure. Failure: An omission of occurrence or performance Success teaches us many things but nothing teaches you about... read more

That time I learned that Google wasn’t perfect

The almighty Google algorithm is not perfect.  I admit, even as I write this I am a bit nervous the algorithm is going to take its wrath on me. Irrational, but as web entrepreneurs we live and die by it.  Google doesn’t like your site, you’re toast.  Doesn’t like me... read more

It takes a lot of frogs to find a prince

I came across a list of ideas I have had or explored over the past 1.5 years while I was figuring out what was next. I also included two detours working for other people.

Everyone says that entrepreneurs have a lot of ideas and many times are all over the place. I came across a list of ideas I have had or explored over the past 1.5 years while I was figuring out what was next. I found it amusing and hope you do too.

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Why I paid more for my business and you should too

I am proud I paid more for my business than I could have.  That’s right, I am proud of this fact.  “You’re a sucker!” you say.  Maybe so, but I will let you decide. Paying a fair price for something is a business philosophy.  I believe that everyone needs to... read more

WTF happened to all my sales?

No sales day 1.  How could this happen?  I did the research, hired the right people to help with diligence, covered myself with contingencies, and did everything else you are supposed to do before buying a business.  Where the hell did all the sales go?... read more

Am I nervous? How do you feel?

Are you nervous?  How do you feel?  I was interviewed for a podcast yesterday and the host Chris Yates, asked me how I felt.  I guess I really didn’t think about it until then. The past few days have been spent crossing my t’s and dotting my i’s.  I called 30... read more

I need your help!

I am working on the 2016 content schedule and want to hear what people would like for blog topics.  My plan is to write a weekly update on my progress and sprinkle in a lot of tips and tricks that I have learned. What I really would like to know is are there anything... read more

About Me

My name is Matthew Yahes and I am an entrepreneur. It didn’t start out that way but it’s where who I am today. This blog is a live document of my journey to create a portfolio of small internet businesses.

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