Hello! …and thanks for visiting. I hope you find the info on the website and the thoughts I will be posting here on the blog to be useful. What is “Dan’s Adventure Journal”? It is my way of communicating to you my ideas on a variety of business topics.

My thoughts will be along the lines of combining my two passions, business and animals.  I believe that there are a multitude of lessons we can learn from animals that can be applied to our everyday lives; both personal and in business.

In addition, I believe it is essential for us to approach our world from the foundation that ‘conservation is vital to our existence’.  Conservation within our natural world, our environment, is our individual and collective obligation.  We are losing vast expanses of land to deforestation.  Without the land, our animals have no place to live.  We are losing prey daily due to poaching and the aforementioned lose of habitat.  And, we are losing some of the most beautiful, beloved species on the planet; all because we as a society often fail to protect our environment.

Conservation too is important in our businesses.  According to the Small Business Administration, 50% of businesses fail within the first year of operation.  And, even more staggering, within 5 years, 95% of all businesses fail (see link below).  Why do they fail?  Here’s the list:

1. Lack of experience

2. Insufficient capital (money)

3. Poor location

4. Poor inventory management

5. Over-investment in fixed assets

6. Poor credit arrangements

7. Personal use of business funds

8. Unexpected growth

9. Competition

10. Low sales

So, conservation of our businesses, large and small, needs to be at the forefront of our mind as we chart our course to success.   (http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/smallbusiness/a/whybusfail.htm).

Finally, conservation within our personal relationships needs our ongoing attention as well.  Although my focus will be on the conservation of businesses and business relationships, it is no secret that we as a society often fail in our personal relationships.

So, that’s what you can expect to see here. Lot’s of information about business and plenty of information about exotic animals too.  I hope you will take this journey with me as we blend these topics into useful information you can use.  If you love business, entrepreneurship, and animals, this is the place for you.  Welcome home!

Posted By: Dan Stockdale @ 11:28:23 AM