Entry #4: Keep Your Overhead Under Control


August 2013 Entry #1 OVERHEAD

Every business of every shape & size & in every field has recurring monthly overhead expenses, and every business has to figure out for themselves how to keep it from getting out of control.  Here are 3 simple ways I’ve managed to keep my own under control:

  1. I remained a sole proprietor rather than incorporate
  2. I’ve continued to operate out of my home since my business’s inception & will continue to do so until it becomes absolutely impossible
  3. I continue to consult with my advisers rather than hire additional employees to manage my business until I become profitable and expand


Anthony Miller
Millbrook Enterprise
Tel: 716-849-0691

About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door at age 7 in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed the game of baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and other than selling a company in 1999 and running it for a multi-billion dollar parent company for 2 years before buying it back, I've been self-employed. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency, & Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '12-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & complete & launch application. Oct15 - Current I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Contact me with any opportunities.
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