We’ve launched Secrets of Success, a new weekly interview series here at the Web.com’s Small Business Forum. I’ve asked some of the smartest, innovative, successful people I know to share their insights and success secrets.
Meet: Barry Moltz, a business strategist, consultant, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, in-demand speaker, big-business refugee and a really funny guy. Barry helps small businesses “get unstuck” and is currently working on his fifth book.
Rieva Lesonsky: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Barry Moltz: A rabbi, then a lawyer.
Lesonsky: Why did you start your own business?
Moltz: I wanted to be my own boss and create something worthwhile for the world.
Lesonsky: Did you experience a pivotal moment on your way to success?
Moltz: Yes, when I was kicked out of the business by my two partners.
Lesonsky: What’s the best small business advice you ever gave and/or received?
Moltz: Love everyone, trust a few and paddle your own canoe.
Lesonsky: What’s one “best practice” more entrepreneurs should be embracing?
Moltz: It’s cash flow, stupid!
Lesonsky: Do you have a 2014 small business prediction?
Moltz: Pot entrepreneurs will become part of a big new gold rush.
Lesonsky: Do you have a favorite book?
Moltz: Growing a Business by Paul Hawken.
Lesonsky: Is there a quote you find particularly inspiring?
Moltz: “The best way out is always through.”—Robert Frost