Welcome
Welcome

The menu on the left is a directory for my current and past endeavors. 

I've been exploring the world of self-employment full-time since 2000.  For some, self-employment is a choice......for others it's their only option.  After believing for years it was my choice I've finally conceded that it really is my only option.  Most of the time I cherish being self-employed but there are occasional days when I wish upon a genie that there were other occupational paths that felt like a better fit.   

During my journey I've found some things I enjoy that generate profits, and I've found things that aren't nearly as great as they appear from the outside looking in.  In 2013 my health was declining. A change in living location, style and occupation was in order.  I decided to 'focus' on building web based software to simplify the lives of those who are destined to be sole-practitioners, sole-proprietors, and micro business owners, after I figured out how to try to fix my body.

2014 saw six surgeries to add to 9 prior. 2015 saw a fraud I thought I'd never see. 2016 and 2017 saw me turn into a publisher I never thought I'd be. 2017 and 2018 saw me build an accounting solution in Google Sheets that actually fulfills my dream of offering an accounting solution to the masses that is open source and data independent. 2018 and early 2019 saw my writing books and dealing with more physical dysfunction. 

2019 is going to be a very interesting year for sure. I think it might be the BIG ONE! :-) Accounting software will be rolling out. Books will be rolling out and I'm going to be rolling out all kinds of things ( or so I think! ). Got to do something, my cash flow is tanking!!

From a cash flow perspective, I am barely above break even with my remaining vacation rental in Baltimore which is being operated in an incredibly corrupt short term rental market place.  I earn a few pennies managing the remainder of the rehabs I got stuck with due to the 2007 and 2008 real estate and mortgage crisis. I am the Business Manager of Ric Valentine Acupuncture and that's pretty darn cool when the work comp companies aren't playing hide and seek with our medical bills!

I suspect Ric and I will be starting some Practice Management and Consulting businesses this year. I envision a lot of new Accounting Software users, but time will tell.

This is not an easy way to earn a living, but I've come to know it's where I belong.