Big news today–Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive featured in Time magazine!
It’s a great piece on Amish business by Andrea Sachs. Just a page long, but delves into relationships, family, and doing what you’re passionate about. And how all that fits into making a living.
My favorite line comes from “born salesman” Moses Smucker, who operates a stand at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. Mose ran a harness shop for many years before his latest business, where he appreciates being able to spend more time working with family. Here’s Mose at market (that’s not his family):
“This place doesn’t know what hit ’em,” he says. “I yodel, I whistle, I sing.” Mose has a great attitude to his work, one reason his meat stand and grill are doing so well.
You’ll read about a few other Lancaster Amish entrepreneurs in the article. And you can learn more about Mose and others like him in my book. UPDATE: Just talked to Mose, and he is offering a $100 prize to anyone who can guess who he is in the book (all Amish names in the book are changed)*.
If you like the article, please share on Facebook, your blog, twitter, etc. You’ll see I’ve added a nifty button at the end of the post to make that easier (yes, Amish America is starting to go high-tech). And don’t forget to visit the new website amishbusinessbook.com. Thanks!
(*UPDATE 2: Perhaps fearing huge financial losses, Mose is having me add this disclaimer that he was just kidding about the 100 bucks. But, he says you can still try to guess who he is at no charge!)