August, 2016

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Ask Dr. Deborah | Are the 6 Steps only for self-employment?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I recently heard you talking on the radio about your 6 Steps program for becoming self-employed. I don’t plan on becoming self-employed, but I felt that a lot of the concepts you were talking about, such as a life map, could be really helpful. I’m not veryRead More

Weighing the Pros & Cons of Self-Employment

As with any major decision, we always advise new clients to weigh the pros and cons of self-employment as part of our coaching process. There are many wonderful benefits that self-employment offers as a career focus. However, many have the false impression that running your own business is the easyRead More

The Alphabet Soup of Government Business Assistance

Welcome to the Alphabet Soup of Government Business Assistance! If there’s one thing we can be confident in when it comes to government, it’s their love for acronyms. There are a slew of government funded agencies and programs out there today – DoED, USDA, EPA, OSHA, and so on. TheyRead More

3 Things You Need to Know About Self-Employment

What is self-employment? This question is being asked more and more often in today’s society. Why? Because for the past several decades the number of self-employed individuals has continued to rise. Today, these individuals make up over 40% of the U.S. workforce and their numbers continue to grow. In fact,Read More

Ask Dr. Deborah | Where should I look for good business advice?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I have decided to finally take the leap to follow my passion and open my own studio. The problem is, I don’t know the first thing about running a business. I have found plenty of articles online, but many contradict others or don’t give clear answers. WhereRead More

5 Ways to Reduce Stress as a Business Owner

There can be a lot of stress in owning and running your own business. When you are self-employed, you are in charge of managing finances, customer relations, marketing, overall administration, and all other aspects of the business. It’s a lot of responsibility for one person, and if poorly managed, theRead More

Why You Need Coffee Breaks

The idea of the coffee break has been around for many years. It can have many different forms – cigarette breaks, water breaks, etc. – but the idea is that you take a brief amount of time to step back from what you are doing. While some may view thisRead More

Business Health: It’s all about the numbers

How do you determine business health? This is among the most frequent questions our clients ask us. Our response: Well, how do you determine your own health? Just as with your own personal health, there are many factors that play into whether or not a business is healthy. Some ofRead More