Copyright to Sean C. Castrina, © 2014. All rights reserved.
Published here May 2014

Editor's Note | Introduction | Assess Your Strengths and Do Your Homework 
Keep Your Overheads Low | Balance Income with Expenditures
Promotion and Customer Focus | Final Thoughts

Sean C. Castrina is a successful business coach and true entrepreneur. He has started over 15 successful companies over the last 18 years and his companies have ranged from retail, direct mail marketing, and advertising to real estate development and home services. Sean is the founder of and is the author of two books 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Start-Up Success[1] and 8 Unbreakable Rules for Small Business Dominance.[2] Both books are available through his website at, where he may also be reached..

Editor's Note

Sean C. Castrina's books understandably address the broader population of those at or nearing retirement age. However, it occurs to use that project managers are a specific class who will find Sean's words of particular interest. After all, being a project manager is often a roller coaster of a career with heavy calls on time and energy, and less security than most.

That's simply by virtue of projects, especially large ones, starting and eventually coming to a grinding halt where most all participants are left to make their own way elsewhere. Moreover, a lot of the hard lessons of project management make for ideal experience in running a company. We think that here, Sean provides some valuable advice.

Indeed, to set the stage, Sean poses these questions:

  • Have you ever considered starting a business?
  • Are you in need of additional income?
  • Would a part-time business interest you?
  • Do you have a business idea but you're not sure whether it's profitable?
  • Do you have a passion that you'd like to turn into a business?

It seems to us that project management fits nicely into several of these categories, whether the response is for actually doing projects or for teaching the art of managing projects based on solid experience. Either way, doing so under the banner and benefits of a company is unquestionably beneficial.


1. The book 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Start-Up Success, Champion Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-989-10456-2, is available from all major online booksellers and at Also visit this web site for more information on Sean's services.
2. Ibid.
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