Business Consultant and Coaching

Looking for a chance

By William Manzanares | May 30, 2017

ussell Wilson In past articles I pretty much complained about find skilled workers. At the time I saw the articles more of me asking questions to see if any other manager or owner were facing the same obstacles. When I got reaction to the articles, I realized that others read the articles as me not…

It’s never too late to learn money management

By William Manzanares | May 30, 2017

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin Have you ever thought to yourself about why you weren’t taught about money management in school? Not only do they not teach you this in school, money isn’t talked about much there either. Well, the time for blaming what we didn’t learn in school…

Starting a business is like raising a child

By William Manzanares | May 30, 2017

Running a business is tough. It really is probably one of the hardest jobs to deal with. And for you parents out there, and single mothers, you have the toughest job on the planet. So I guess the best advice for any potential business owner is to raise your business like a child. When a…

Serial entrepreneur looks for new challenge

By William Manzanares | May 17, 2017

I write often about the dream of business ownership and the challenges of operating businesses. I have also written about mentorship and giving back to the community. So here is my newest challenge for readers to help me find a business that needs help to get off the ground. Do you or do you know…

Would you read a book to get a job?

By William Manzanares | April 10, 2017

The average worker reads one book per year.” – Grant Cardone If you were interviewed for a job and in order to get the job you would have to read a book, would you read the book? In past articles I have talked about the multiple round system of interviews we developed to help us…

Dream it, do it

By William Manzanares | March 16, 2017

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney What is your dream job? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I ask this question in all of the interviews for employment that I conduct. I do this because I truly want to know what the applicants…

It’s Just Business: What type of worker are you?

By William Manzanares | March 2, 2017

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin What type of worker are you? Do you just do the minimum to keep your job? Do you go above and beyond? I have discussed in previous articles about my three round system…

It’s Just Business: UWT business plan competition reaches out to veterans

By William Manzanares | February 16, 2017

The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at University of Washington-Tacoma has launched its first ever business plan competition. With the goal to create future business leaders in Pierce County, and Tacoma in particular, the competition is open to all colleges and universities in the South Sound and members of the broader community as well.  The…

It’s just business: SECRET SHOPPERS

By William Manzanares | January 19, 2017

// Using this tried-and-true practice can provide a wealth of information to business owners, and help your employees grow as well It’s pretty much a given that if you are an entrepreneur, you are a very busy person. For those who have families to tend to, multiple business locations to maintain or other areas in…

It’s Just Business: The Minimum Wage

By William Manzanares | November 10, 2016

Last year when Dan Price, founder and CEO of the Seattle-based credit card payment processing firm Gravity Payments, announced that he would raise the company’s minimum salary to $70,000 a year, he was roundly praised by many – and roundly criticized by others, notably his own customers. It seems that in his zeal to do…