The simpler you make it, the further you can take it. On my show, we’ll get a grasp of the basics of business. Implementing these core strategies in your day-to-day experience will make all the difference to your success. Listen as we talk with business builders for their advice and tips. Questions answered and solutions offered. We’ll help each other get focused, get going and get profitable.
Blueprint for Profit with Ellen Rohr
Ellen Rohr, president of www.BareBonesBiz.com, teaches the basics, the few things that make all the difference to your business success. Ellen nearly sank her own family’s business. She assumed she knew enough about business to run a dinky little plumbing company. After all, she had spent about $100,000 of her parents’ money on a college degree in Business Administration. In fact, she graduated at the top of the class. Still, she didn’t know how to balance a checkbook!
Then Ellen found a mentor, a savvy plumbing contractor named Frank Blau, who wrote a column in Plumbing & Mechanical magazine. She wrote to him and asked for help. He took her under his wing, and taught her business basics such as “This is your asset; this is your elbow” and “Charge more than it costs.” Ellen fixed her business, got out of debt and built a fortune.
She started Bare Bones Biz – a business consulting company – in 1995, to help folks turn their big ideas into successful businesses. Then, she learned how to keep track of the money and make more of it. In turn, she has helped thousands of biz builders start, fix and grow their companies.
She is a columnist for PHC News, Business Journals, and lots of trade magazines – providing “in the trenches” insight that business owners can relate to. As president of Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber (a home service franchise company), grew from zero to $40 million in sales with 47 locations in less than 2 years.