Business Bulletin

Check out the latest thoughts about using The Simple StartUp in classrooms, entrepreneurship, business ideas, teaching tips and more!

Let’s Trade

Value is the key word. For a trade to be fair and successful, each person in the trade needs to feel like they are receiving something of equal or higher value than what they are giving away.

Aug. 26, 2021 • Rob Phelan


What is a Lifestyle Business?

Build the business you want to work in!

July 28, 2021 • Rob Phelan


The Latest on My Mini-Experiment

A little over 6-months after deciding to take action on the idea for a kids book, my experiment has turned into a crowdfunding experience.

June 30, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Which Idea Should I Do?

Once you know your idea solves a problem for people, now it comes down to which one do I really want to work on and I can start pretty easily?

June 17, 2021 • Rob Phelan


We All Feel Imposter Syndrome Sometimes!

Who am I to do this? What gives you the right to create this business? No one is going to want this from me! I am not qualified. Let’s figure out how to deal with these limiting thoughts.

June 3, 2021 • Rob Phelan


5 Takeaways From “Are You Ready To Start A Business This Summer?”

On May 22nd I helped host a panel discussion about starting a business and side hustle. Here were my big takeaways from the conversation.

May 27, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Why You Need to Start an Email List for Your Business

When it comes to free ways to promote your business, many of us default to social media, because it is a great free tool, with many of our target market using it daily. However, the biggest problem with social media is “the algorithm”.

May 13, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Summer is Almost Here! Are You Ready To Try A New Business or Side Hustle?

Companies know that a transition point is a great opportunity to get people to try something new. As customers, we need to be aware of these tactics and just know that we are being marketed to, at this point in time, intentionally.

May 6, 2021 • Rob Phelan


Small Business Series - Lance Wilson Photography

An interview with a nature and sports photographer from California

April 29, 2021 • Rob Phelan


How to Use Mini Experiments to Test Ideas

We can spend a ton of time trying to predict how a business will turn out, how the market will react, and how much it will cost... OR we can get started right now, give it a try for a short period of time, and see how it does.

April 15, 2021 • Rob Phelan