Why Entrepreneurs Must Fail

Last week I was at Café Sevilla  sharing coffee with an entrepreneur who recently launched his company. We were discussing the struggles and challenges he had along the way and how he dealt with them. In the middle of our conversation, he said to me: “Matt, it seems that every business you start takes off

When Business Turns Into Friendship

In 2015, Emily and I got lost exploring the narrow streets of Sevilla, Spain.  While exploring, my attention was caught by one of the most impressive pieces of art I have ever come across.  In a large glass window display case at a local art store stood a perfectly made, porcelain Spanish bullfighter figure.  We

How to Turn Your Passion Into Profit

Over the past 30 years, I have started and been involved in many businesses. I get asked a lot about the birth of M & E Painting and if I turned my passion for painting into a business.  I always laugh because I hate painting and personally am not very good at it.  Actually, I
For 30 years I have been in love with business. It is one of my passions, and something I continue to perfect the craft of executing every day. I love the challenges business brings, the vehicle a business acts as to serve people, the creativity it allows one to bring to the table, and the
Yesterday, my daughter Hailey celebrated a major accomplishment in her life. 9 months ago, Hailey asked my wife Emily and I to buy her an Iphone.  We told her no.  We then told her she would need to make and save $1,000 so she could buy it herself.  She immediately replied by stating that she
When we decided to take our company’s leadership team to Spain for a weeklong leadership immersion retreat, we knew there would be a lot of planning involved.  In the months leading up to our Ultimate Immersion Experience, the planning team, consisting of my wife, Emily, Marketing and Events Manager, Danielle, and Executive Assistant, Frances, spent

Tips on How to Close More Sales

II still vividly recall the first time I was able to sell something. It was the year 1990, and I had just turned nine. Our family has recently relocated from New Jersey to Loveland, located in the state of Colorado. It was the middle of the summer, and I couldn’t stop thinking about purchasing a
If you are an entrepreneur and the owner of a business, there is a good possibility that you have pondered this topic at some point: What is the best method of marketing to grow my business? Over the course of my career as a business coach, I have had the opportunity to consult with and

How to Win Business Awards

I have been self-employed and the proprietor of my own company for the past two decades. Many business owners have approached me for assistance in running their companies or to inquire about hiring me as a business coach. When it comes to matters of marketing and advertising, one of the first questions that I am
My son, Riley, and I recently hiked the last 72 miles of the Camino de Santiago. This week’s blog is part of a series titled: Leadership Lessons from the Camino de Santiago.  Riley and I began our hike on day 1 filled with excitement and energy to spend the next 6 days hiking to Santiago