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So in December of 2007, it was a new era for my company. W had the capital, we had new energy, and we had me focused after a 5 month, semi-absence. Well Full-absence if you ask me!
Like I said the financials were, thank god, flawless! You know for all you financial wizards out there! I am still laughed at to this very day, but after its all said and done. If you have more money in the bank than you did the previous Monday, HEY, you were doing pretty good! Now I know that's over simplified, but in a way not really. You see, if you started the week with say, $16,000 and the next week after all your bills are paid and nothing is owed in the company, you have a balance of say $22,000! That means you had a pretty good week!! It is that simple! Cash Flow is EVERYTHING!!
Here I'll save you probably $80,000 for a Harvard B school MBA!
#1 Get The Money!!!
#2 Cash Flow!!!!!
I should just stop there! This is already the most informative blog I have posted! Yeah, really people it is THAT simple to start a business and run one successfully!
So by the middle of December of that year, I was already into talks with companies that were looking to sell in the industry! This was fascinating! It was a whole new world, negotiating to buy a privately held company! This was invigorating it was powerful. I lived to learn and compete! It was the perfect foil for what I needed at the time. I felt alive again!!
Somehow, someway I realized I was a survivor. That is for sure, because out of all the trials and tribulations it took me to get to this point, there was nothing that could stop me. It would sound completely cocky, I know. But if you knew me, that would be the furthest thing from your mind. I just mean, the planets aligned, and I could see it happening. I really can't explain it. Hmm, interesting now I am thinking about this now... Anyway, the deals were on, and things were back on track! It felt good! Really good to get back on track!

Joe

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