Like you, I too am an entrepreneur. I actively participate in different types of companies and opportunities. Not to beat an obviously dead horse, I do this for a few reasons. I like making money, having fun, learning something new, making some more money and having some more fun. In fact, this website is one of those things that generates all of that for me. The FTC has (smartly) required bloggers and experts to disclose every time they receive a form of remuneration from a company or person they write about. Well, to document every instance (sometimes my remuneration is a t-shirt, or a hat, or 17 cents from an Amazon affiliate link and on occasion a nice old check) is laborious beyond belief for me. And, shoot…reading all the instances would probably make your eyes bleed. So, to adhere to FTC rules and to give you a clear understanding of what I am doing, these are the deets…
COMPANIES I AM AN EQUITY PARTICIPANT IN:
Profit First Professionals – The certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches for the Profit First method.
Hedgehog Leatherworks – The manufacturer of the world’s finest leather performance sheaths.
Provendus Group – The consultancy that facilitates rapid growth for our small business clients.
Tap The Potential – The business consultancy group that helps rural businesses compete with everyone else.
IN REGARDS TO THE T-SHIRTS, AFFILIATE LINKS AND 17 CENT PAY DAYS:
Per the FTC rules, if I receive any form of compensation (t-shirts and penny pay days included) it needs to be disclosed. So to make things really simple, for any time I make a recommendation, use a product or service and share a link that the following holds true:
- I have received the product or service for free. I do my best to disclose it in all relevant instances. But, per the FTC, it is all relevant, so even the t-shirt, hat and socks I probably got for free.
- I have been paid by cash, check or credit card to endorse the company, product or service.
- I have received stock options or another form of equity for the business.
- I have received the gratitude and thanks from the company or person. Possibly enjoyed some libations with them too.