Archives

now browsing by author

 
Ask Dr Deborah(2)

Ask Dr. Deborah | Stuck in a Rut

Dear Dr. Deborah, I’ve owned my own business for several years now. Generally speaking, I’ve done fairly well. However, lately I feel like I’m stuck in a rut. Sales have slowed down and I just can’t figure out why. I’m not in the red yet, but I soon will beRead More

passion

Turning Your Passion into Profitable Self-Employment

Almost everyone is passionate about something. This might be gardening, photography, cars, kids, computers or a number of other things. What matters is that it is something that you enjoy, are good at and it provides value to others in some way. When these elements exist, your passion can becomeRead More

art&science

Balancing the Art and Science of Business

Most people view business as a science. It involves math and strategy. In higher education, those who study business receive Bachelor and Master of Science degree. However, in application, business is both an art and a science. While the science ensures that your business runs smoothly, the art is whatRead More

scientist-career

Science: A New Frontier for Career Exploration

A vital aspect of happiness is to spend your time doing what you love. This is true for many scientists who can be quite passionate about their field of study. At the same time, however, it can also be challenging to align that passion with the ideal work experience. OneRead More

first hire

4 Things You Must Do Before Making Your First Hire

Congratulations! Business is going great and it is now time to move beyond being a one-person-show and hire your first employee. While this means learning a whole new aspect to operating your business, if does not have to be difficult. Further, if your goal is to grow, the good newsRead More

Ask Dr Deborah(2)

Ask Dr. Deborah | Dreaming of a Better Future

Dear Dr. Deborah, I grew up with little expectations for my future. After high school I got a job working as a waiter and have been living paycheck to paycheck ever since. My job is okay, but my passion lies in fashion design. A friend of mine recently told meRead More

Obstacles

Success is About Overcoming Obstacles

Every successful business owner has had to overcome obstacles to get to where they are today. Obstacles force us to work harder, be stronger, and act smarter in order to reach our goals. In the end, success is much sweeter, not just because we reached our goal, but because weRead More

Shop Small

Why It’s Important To Shop Small

According to the SBA, there are over 28 million small businesses in America, and those businesses make up 54% of all sales in the U.S. What does this mean? It means that in order to have a healthy economy, we need to shop small. Each year thousands of individuals startRead More

National Small Business Week

Celebrating National Small Business Week

The first week of May is National Small Business Week, a period dedicated to honoring the impact small businesses have in our communities and across the country. As one of those businesses being honored, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your success and build some buzz within your targetRead More

office worker

3 Signs it’s Time to Hire an Office Worker

How can you tell when it’s time to hire an assistant or office worker for your small business? Making this choice can be a big challenge for many small business owners, especially self-employed individuals who are used to doing everything on their own. As sales increase and your business attractsRead More