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Where Did the Money Go?

Years ago, as The Plumber's Wife, I jumped into the family business.  I figured that my husband, Hotrod, would turn wrenches, I would answer the phone and pay bills, and we would get rich.  Easy peasy, right? Wrong. We dug a deep hole of debt and struggled to make payroll.  Of course, [...]

Where Did the Money Go? 2017-02-15T14:01:53+00:00
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Does It Matter Who Wins?

I'm not going to share my political views on social media or in this blog.  I would have to write as well as Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson to make a compelling argument, and I just don't have those writing skills.  :)  It's not that the presidential election is not important.  It's just not my arena.  I'm [...]

Does It Matter Who Wins? 2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00
  • Where's the Money

Where’s the Money?

Hotrod and I spent the weekend at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Energy Fair.  Hotrod represented Caleffi and put on a couple of workshops on Solar heating and troubleshooting.  It was fun to watch him present!  He is so smart...and knows so much about this brilliant, planet saving technology.  I am proud of him, [...]

Where’s the Money? 2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00
  • Ellen Rohr's Financial Quick Check

Financials UN-Complicated – The Financial Quick Check!

  Financial Statements – The UN-Complicated Version! When I first learned how to read and use financial reports, I would assemble the information to show my partner and husband, Hot Rod, how we were doing. I’d cover his desk with pages and pages of financial reports. His eyes would glaze over. One day he [...]

Financials UN-Complicated – The Financial Quick Check! 2016-12-01T14:55:07+00:00
  • Is Your Business Killing You?

Is Your Business Killing You?

I got into the family plumbing business when my husband's partner died.  My husband, Hotrod, and his best friend, Richard Yox, started the company together.  They had been friends since they were 8 and 9 years old.  While Hotrod is a laid back guy, Yox could get wound up.  His health, while not great to [...]

Is Your Business Killing You? 2016-12-01T14:55:09+00:00