Starting a small business is not a 9 to 5 job. In the beginning your business owns you—you do not own it or your time.
This is the last of a two part series on how to turn a hobby into a small business. Sometimes people with great hobby do not have the right amount of business acumen to run a business. Everyone has good ideas — it is the business of running a business that gets some people in […]
Itâ€™s more than a notion to launch your own business. Nowadays itâ€™s common for folks to leave a job via layoff or early retirement and jump right into starting a small business.
One of the great things about having a small business is that you get the opportunity to learn every day. Hopefully you are not learning too many expensive lessons. I thought it would be helpful to share a few important lessons that I have learned over my years in business so that you can benefit […]
I had such overwhelming response to my recent radio interview with Shelley Lieber @wordywoman on my monthly Smallbizradio show on #BlogTalkRadio – that I had to turn it into a blog post so that more of you could reap the benefit of this valuable information. The intention of Smallbizradio is to create a place for entrepreneurs to […]
Did you know that mastermind groups have the power to change your business and keep you sane as an entrepreneur? For the last few years, I have participated in two mastermind groups that have made all the difference in my business. One is a mixed group of professional speakers and coaches that is focused on […]
I often attend events to see what I can learn from other business owners. At a recent panel presentation featuring five seasoned women entrepreneurs who had been in business ranging from 8 – 25 years, I was appalled by the bad and overly simplistic advice these women shared. So in that vein, I will set the […]
Have you had it with the daily grind? You may be ready to become your own boss. I remember when I knew my next career would be as a small business owner. I had the job I thought I always wanted, but getting headaches on the way to work in the morning just wasn’t right. […]
In Part 1 of this article, I ask the question: Have you had it with the daily grind? When I realized being a small business owner would be my next career, I set out on a path to ditch the job that gave me headaches on the way to work every day. I knew I was […]
As a business consultant, I believe our biggest concern is to get our clients to understand that the planning before starting the business is more important than how they actually run the businesses. Everyone has good ideas, but the business of running a business is what gets most entrepreneurs in trouble. Making the leap from […]