Thursday, December 13, 2012

GoLive offers Reprints of Purple Curve Magazine

We now offer PDF reprints from our digital magazine, Purple Curve, for those that don't own an Apple iPad or Google Android tablet. Or would rather not use it for such purposes.

Here is the link to order PDFs for instant downloading:

Thursday, December 06, 2012

December Issue of Purple Curve

Marketing "best practices" defined in the leadership guide, Purple Curve.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Certain to Win by Chet Richards

A must read book:

Blogger sucks

Anyone else so disappointed with the "new & improved" blogger that they have given up and moved to WordPress dot com or some other such tool?

... see you on the other side ...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Throughput Press (take 3)

It is coming... the re-birth of a vision:

TOCreview magazine

On the Apple iPad Newsstand any day now

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Coming to a mobile device near you!



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PDF of Purple Curve Effect

Purple Curve Effect
by Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey

Primed to empower you right where you are right now, this book is about creating outrageous growth and success. It zeros in on the heart of Constraints Management Method (CMM), based on Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC), then adapts it for immediate use by individuals, entrepreneurs and even those working in the trenches of large organizations.
Foreword by H. William Dettmer.

Author Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey has consulted with small business as well as large clients like Lexis-Nexis since his first "computer gig" in 1981. He taught Computer Science for a variety of educational organizations including Kent State University at TusCampus.
SKI completed his "Jonah" or Logical Thinking Process training with H. William Dettmer in November of 2002. He has keynoted and speaks at a variety of business functions on the power of applying common sense.
Co-author, Thayer Bennett, is a freelance writer who specializes in business and industrial projects.

Buy Now

Paperback version available on: Amazon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Need to make a deal happen?

Deals while you wait...

Well, maybe not that quick. But fast! Need help conecting to the right people? I can help.

What's a business idea worth? Or the right connection? About $60,000 in the right circles. Need to reach the right people to make a deal happen? Call SKI: 330.437.6713 and have your credit card at the ready: $6,000 is my cut. $1,000 in advance and balance when the deal closes and money changes hands.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Accidental Buspreneur

Accidental Buspreneur
by Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey

A new book is winding its way to the nearest book store. The long awaited sequel to Purple Curve Effect. It answers the burning question, what has SKI been up to for the last eight years?

And you get to help!

But first I have to finish it... and that takes money. The project to fund the book is up on kickstarter, Your contribution is important to me and I am willing to bribe you!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SXSWi 2012

What's it in for you?

National exposure for sure, but also exposure to the tech and startup communities. Do you have goods or services that are consumed by other businesses? The B2B community is much more aware of the power and reach of SXSW in Austin, Texas. I am willing to use my 15 minutes of fame to shout your message.

Let's build a special promotion just for you.



Sunday, February 05, 2012

Help, I am Sinking

Ever had one of those days?

How do you even know who to call? Better question, if you only had one phone call before your mobile phone battery goes walk-about, could you be sure the person to whom you make that one call could help? If not, would they know someone better prepared to call on your behalf?


If your one call results in the standard response, or should I say results in the call-ee thinking the standard thoughts before responding, you have trouble. BIG trouble.

Solopreneurs have options that may not be obvious. It is not always about "figuring it out" all by yourself.  May I suggest two things?
  1. You want results. Positive, cost-effective, and often immediate results
  2. Help is as close as your computer and phone
Let's not make this any more difficult than it should be, however, allow me to frame your actions. Perhaps even determine the environment that will almost assuredly produce repeatable results:
  • You own and operate a small business
    • No absentee owners allowed
    • Gross sales at least $250K but less than $100MM
    • No more than 10 employees [and/or contractors]
  • You have "excess capacity"
    • A great rule of thumb you need to determine: if sales doubled, do you have the capacity to deliver?
    • Consider things like inventory levels, existing employee skill sets, working capital [with emphasis on CASH]
  • Please DO NOT allow your bean counters to help you formulate answers to this question
Okay, what's in it for you?


If you have excess capacity, then you lack the marketing insights necessary to consume those excesses. That is where I come in, the Marketing Mad Man.

Let's talk.
Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey
(330) 737-1490

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

mCommerce and eCommerce

These guys are re-writing the rules of commerce before our very eyes... developers take note.

Welcome Developers, Integrators, and Innovators
We’re fans of what you do, and we want to help you do more—faster and with greater efficiency. We know you want to build great commerce solutions to help merchants compete, while growing your own business. And we know it’s you who’ll help shape the future of commerce by breaking down barriers and making multi-channel commerce a reality.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Doing vs. Do the Impossible

DOing the Impossible
by Patrick Bet-David

Did you ever "try" to do something? Remember in the movie, The Karate Kid, when Daniel is instructed either "do" Karate or don't do Karate, but there is no "try" Karate?

For me, doing the impossible is simply taking action. Not perfect action, just some action. Perfection may come later, but taking no action is a guaranteed way to NOT do the impossible.

These 25 Laws for DOing the Impossible struck home with me. 

Now, it is just a matter of taking action.

Simple, yes. Easy? No way!

So what.

Link: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

JZ Fulfillment launches

Main Street Startups launches
JZ Fulfillment
Massillon, Ohio

I am excited to share the birth of a new company... one that has been a labor of love for the last few months. But Founder and CEO, Greg Butler, and I are more excited about what this mean for startups and small businesses in America:

“JZ Fulfillment provides world class services
for the small to medium sized business…
even the‘startup’ for as little as $29 per month!” 
—Greg Butler, Founder & CEO

Now, you have a choice: stuff boxes or make sales calls!

For as little as $29 per month, let the experts at JZ Fulfillment handle the details of assembly, packaging and shipment. It is just that simple. Sign up securely today, and JZ will ship for you tomorrow!

Have you invented a better mouse trap?

Call me. We can help.

Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey
Entrepreneur in Residence
Main Street Startups
(330) 737-1490