Local Business Owner Aims to Help Businesses Achieve Healthy Profitability
Prince George, B.C.- Most in Prince George know Dave Fuller as the owner of Ave Maria Health , but he is also a business mentor and now, an author.
Fuller has penned a book, one that is aimed at small business owners “This book is for small business owners who are really struggling with making their business profitable.”
Fuller says statistics from the National Federation of Independent Business in the U.S. indicate 60% of businesses are never really profitable as30% never make a profit and 29% are marginally profitable. “This book is really focused on helping small business owners get profitable, because without profit, business owners are facing a lot of stress to pay bills, struggling to keep the rates down. They are always worrying about cash flow.”
Those stresses can impact the business owners health and home life says Fuller.
It is said a writer should always write about what they know, and Fuller’s inspiration came from his own experience. As an owner of a local business, he had contacted a business consulting firm in the ’90’s to get an idea on what he could do to improve his business’s bottom line. The consultants suggested he spend $70 thousand dollars with them, and they would outline a plan. That price tag was not realistic for Fuller, so he made some changes on his own, went back to school to get his MBA and took as many courses and workshops as he could.
The efforts have paid off for his business, which he still operates, but also opened the door to another career, one as a Professional Business Coach “It really is my focus now to help other people that are struggling to get to the point where they don’t have to worry about their business, and they can focus on making a difference in their life, whether that’s with their family or doing something else.”
Fuller says there are number of key drivers for profitability, and the one at the top of the list is, mindset. “You really need to have the right mindset to get your business profitable. Without understanding how your business can get there ( profitability) your business can flounder. ” The other key drivers are understanding what you want and having a plan, “It’s great to have a business and it’s great to have business that’s profitable, but if that business is taking away from your family or doing things you might rather be doing, then there’s a problem.”
The book is available at Books and Company, UNBC Bookstore and at Ave Maria in Prince George.
You picked the right business to be profitable. There are a lot of well off baby boomers around that now want to live forever and are willing to pay any price for that chance. Even if what they’re buying is of seriously questionable efficacy and marked up beyond a reasonable degree. You can get most of these potions and concoctions online for half the price you pay at overstaffed, over inventoried Ave Maria.
Science has found that homeopathy is nonsense and vitamin and mineral supplementation is not much better and can even be harmful, but hey Barnum was right, there really is a sucker born every minute and they got fistfuls of cash they need to be freed from.
If Canada ever grows up and starts regulating the snake oil business profits are going to take a dive.
You need to read a little bit of what Ray Kurzweil has to say on the subject of longevity . He’s got a 98% prediction rate .
According to whom?
In what field(s)
Over what time period?
Independently assessed by whom?
Where is the information accessible by the public?
Kurzweilai.net is a good place to start . He’s resently been hired by Google .
Wikipedia would be better . Just put his name in there and be amazed .
I have had great success with many health food stores, including vitamin and mineral supplements, not to forget the great personal attention one can get if one asks. Ave Maria is not over inventoried at all. It is a store where many products are on hand that one can not find anywhere else!
Actually customers come from other towns to buy at Ava Marias because of the great selection. They also have an online store.
Canada does not even regulate everyday foods that are obviously contributing to becoming obese and diabetic. I would ask the government to act in the face of evidence which is already a well known fact. For instance, it should regulate the addition of salt and especially sugar to almost every kind of prepared food! There is sugar in everything! Food should be sodium and sugar free! One can and salt and sugar according to one’s taste!
The government has already established the daily recommended values for mineral and vitamin supplements! Let consumers have the freedom to buy them and adhere to the guidelines. It is their decision where they shop, what they buy and how much the spend!
Since salt is mentioned new evidence that salt may not be an issue
Journal of Medicine study compared the reported daily sodium intakes of 78 million Americans to their risk of dying from heart disease over the course of 14 years. It found that the more sodium people ate, the less likely they were to die from heart disease.
Then there is the saturated fat debate, not so bad after all, its the sugar
Getting off topic but interesting.
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