The Power of Patience in Your Business

The Power of Patience in Your Business

In today’s world, it seems as though everything happens fast. You’re encouraged to run at 100 miles per hour, never even slowing down to take a look around you. When you’re building your new business, however, patience is a valuable tool that can...
Funding Your Startup With These Five Strategies

Funding Your Startup With These Five Strategies

Now is a good time to be your own boss: more entrepreneurial job seekers started their own business by the end of 2016 than any year since 2009; especially heartening is the fact that over 85% of these startups were headed by someone age 40 and older. While many...
Breaking Free from the 6 Fears Entrepreneurs Face

Breaking Free from the 6 Fears Entrepreneurs Face

Entrepreneurs launch their dreams thinking they are boarding a cruise ship. Then we realize we actually boarded a battleship. The good news is that this is what makes entrepreneurs who they are. We thrive on the challenge. There are two ways you can set out and face...
5 Marketing Strategies for New Entrepreneurs

5 Marketing Strategies for New Entrepreneurs

The word “marketing” brings up a mixed bag of responses. Some people love it. Others grimace and try to change the topic. Some recognize marketing as a necessity to successful entrepreneurship. Others balk at the idea of sounding salesy, spending money, or...
The First Time Entrepreneur’s Top Five Marketing Basics

The First Time Entrepreneur’s Top Five Marketing Basics

It’s a big world of opportunity for the small business entrepreneur: plenty of chances to learn, grow and earn, especially when you realize that there are 27 million entrepreneurs in the U.S. and the number of people starting their own business increased...
Organization for New Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused

Organization for New Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused

Entrepreneurship can be a wild ride. When you first start out, it’s exciting and invigorating. Your passion and vision drive everything you do, and you’re willing to put in long hours to see that vision become a reality. But before long, if you’re...
Right Job For You: Side Gig Cash Or Full-Time Commitment?

Right Job For You: Side Gig Cash Or Full-Time Commitment?

When it comes to side hustles, part-time work, and the gig economy, it turns out a lot of people do it for a variety of reasons: The side hustle includes any money-making venture as short as answering online surveys or management projects lasting a year or more. The...
The Gift Of Grit In Life and Business

The Gift Of Grit In Life and Business

Grit is defined as courage and resolve; strength of character, bravery, pluck, mettle, backbone, tenacity, steel, nerve, toughness, resolve, resolution, determination, tenacity, perseverance or endurance. In more colloquial terms, It’s “big boy (or girl)...
Conquering 4 Fears Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome

Conquering 4 Fears Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome

Did you know that successful entrepreneurs are no less afraid than anyone else? Just like you or anybody with a dream, entrepreneurs feel the same intensity of stress, anxiety, and fear. The difference is that we overcome those fears while others stay stuck in them....
The 4 C’s To Help You Find Your Focus

The 4 C’s To Help You Find Your Focus

Few things give rise to the idea that you can do a job better, faster and make more money on your own than a bad day at the corporate office. We’re talking about a three-strikes-you’re-out, should-have-stayed-in-bed kind of bad day. Sometimes the day never...
Why Entrepreneurs Need More Laughter, Not More Humor

Why Entrepreneurs Need More Laughter, Not More Humor

As an entrepreneur, you may not always have a lot of opportunities to laugh with someone else. Watching a comedy may help boost your endorphins, but that just doesn’t cut it. Come to find out, you need much more than comedy to boost your morale and keep you...
How Much Does Passion Pay for First-Time Entrepreneurs?

How Much Does Passion Pay for First-Time Entrepreneurs?

When you work for an employer and consider striking out alone, there are many thought processes to complete. The biggest one is running the company and then keeping all the profits. This comes in time to some business owners, but you must be willing to give up the...
The Connection Between Perseverance and Mental Toughness

The Connection Between Perseverance and Mental Toughness

On the path to success, you are going to run into a few roadblocks. The key is not so much a matter of avoiding these roadblocks as it is continuing despite these roadblocks. One of the keys to persevering despite setback is to develop mental toughness. If you are...
Perseverance: The Key to Achieving Your Dreams

Perseverance: The Key to Achieving Your Dreams

Succeeding on the first try every time sounds great, but the truth is that every good entrepreneur is going to have moments of great success followed by times of failure and discouragement. At times, it might feel like failure and discouragement come far more often...
Managing Depression for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Managing Depression for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Many first-time entrepreneurs find themselves in a moment of crisis. After weeks or months of long, difficult workdays, unexpected setbacks and delays, things learned the too-hard way, there often comes a moment where you question your goals, your ability, and your...
7 Ways to Stay Energized While Starting Your Own Business

7 Ways to Stay Energized While Starting Your Own Business

Starting your own business is a great goal to pursue. However, if you’re currently working a full-time job, you might find that keeping your energy levels high enough to work on your business is a chore. When your energy levels dip, your work starts to suffer,...