Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: Mighty Mule FM200, DIY Automatic Gate Opener for Single Swing Gates

Ever since 1987, the folks at Mighty Mule have been responsible for some of the best automatic gate openers on the planet. The gate opener technology that they have helped to pioneer is incredibly flexible and adaptable to a wide variety of situations, scenarios, and installation, providing individuals with the opportunity to install they are own automatic gate opener without having to call in the professionals to tackle it for them.
The Mighty Mule FM 200

The Mighty Mule FM200 is regarded as the best “bang for your buck” DIY gate opener available from the company, and one of the most simple and straightforward pieces of equipment that you’ll be able to install on your own. The entire system is relatively compact and intended for single swing gates of up to 12 feet long and 300 pounds in weight, and can be installed in about three or four hours – even faster if you have a couple of other hands on deck to help you out!.

Manufactured right in the United States of America, this Mighty Mule automatic gate opener can take advantage of multiple different “power plants” to provide you with the utility of an automatic gate opening mechanism. It comes with a system that can be wired directly to an automobile battery for “cable free” use, but can also be hooked up to a solar panel or wired directly into your electrical grid to provide consistent power as well.

What’s inside the box?

You’ll have instant access to absolutely everything you need to get started with the installation right out of the box. Your purchase of the Mighty Mule FM 200 will guarantee you receive the gate opening piston module, the power plant and car battery module, the wireless remote control system, and all of the mounting brackets and hardware necessary to get your new automatic gate opener up and running in record time.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

5 Things to Know If You're Starting a Business Under 30

So, you’ve decided to start a business, even though you’re young and don’t have much experience. That’s okay -- in fact, it’s better than okay. There are a ton of advantages to starting a business in your 20s and 30s, including higher long-term potential gains and (generally) a higher level of energy and enthusiasm.

However, before you get too deep into your entrepreneurial endeavor, there are a few important things to know about starting a business before you’re 30:

Monday, April 3, 2017

Lessons From 6 Business Superstars

Whether you’ve been in business weeks, years or decades, you’ve collected a number of lessons along the way. Some have been in the form of positive, enlightening moments, and others have knocked you for a loop. No matter whether you’re an entrepreneur working for yourself -- or the head of a family business or a professional working for an established company -- business offers you plenty of teachable moments, if you pay attention.

I've personally bought and sold more 250 businesses and served as CMO at a Fortune 100 company. Today, I have a podcast and am the chairman of the C-Suite Network. And all these stops along the way have taught me a few things. Here are my "top business lessons" I've collected from the people who have been there and done it all.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

New Tax Laws That Impact Small Business Owners in 2017

Since it’s always best to be well-prepared when it comes to taxes, here are some of the new changes that you should be aware-of. As with anything to do with the government or taxes -- if you really want to stay-top of this information, meet with your tax advisor and frequently check for updates on

Keep in mind, this isn’t legal advice as I’m not in that space … but more a few new tax laws for 2017 that I’ve noticed that business owners should pay attention too.