Is Your Small Business The Most Important Thing To You?

Are you a workaholic in your small business?

When I started my first company, I made a vow to myself that no one would be able to “outwork” me.  I believed that if I put more time into my business than my competition, it would make me successful.  I became the worst workaholic you could imagine.  I would actually leave church on Sunday–and then head into the office.  I worked 7 days a week and I created that culture for my employees, too.  You could call my office at 8pm and my assistant was still there answering the phone.  Now, I always … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Become Your Own Boss

Starting a business

It’s more than a notion to launch your own business. Nowadays it’s common for folks to leave a job via layoff or early retirement and jump right into starting a small business.  Some become small business owners because they always wanted to do it…and others are hanging their shingle out of necessity.  Regardless of how you found your path to entrepreneurship, you need to keep these 8 tips in mind as you Become Your Own Boss. 1. Figure Out What You Want Out Of Life. It’s just like when you … [Read more...]

On The Road To Oprah’s Own Network

Vote for Smallbizlady!

Many of you may not know this but Oprah Winfrey is who inspired me to become an entrepreneur.  When I was in college she opened Harpo Studios.  That planted the seed and really gave me the confidence that one day I could own my own production company. I will never forget that time.  I was interning that summer in New York for the Today Show and back then, Lexisnexis was the way you looked up information. I used to hide in the ladies room until everyone went home so I could get onto the Lexis … [Read more...]