Welcome to my blog. My name is James McDairmant. I have owned and operated my own business since 1997, through the years I have had many ups and downs in running my business, there have been many times over the years that I have looked for “success stories” to keep me motivated. At times I have felt overwhelmed trying to keep up with things. I have found that a few good inspirational success stories are just what is needed to pull me out of the ruts that we business owners frequently find ourselves in. My intentions with this blog are still forming, but mainly I would like a forum to post such “reasonable” success stories. I say “reasonable” because we all hear the stories about the fantastic successes like, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson…ect. But those are exceptions to the norm. I want to hear about the guy who lives down the street who has run a successful business and supported his family, employees and community for 35 years. This situation is what I call “reasonable” success. In addition to owning my own business, I have owned and am senior instructor for a martial arts dojo (Training Hall) since 1994. I have learned many things in the martial arts, many that are directly responsible for my perseverance in the business world. I’m not sure how the two subject matters are going to present themselves on this blog, but it should be interesting. You can read more about my businesses in the “About James McDairmant” page on this blog. Thank you for visiting.