Reassessing Career Goals Given Workforce Trends
To work for yourself, or work for someone else, that is the question in today’s ever-changing workforce landscape. Of course, there are pros and cons to each. There are also different priorities depending on your age and stage in life. As you consider your options, here are some interesting observationsRead More
Couples Running a Business Together: 6 Tips for Success
Owning a business with your spouse or life partner can be wonderful. You are sharing a passion, working toward a common goal, and working together – or not?!?! Today’s continued workforce revolution is resulting in more freelance work, self-employment, and small business ventures. Where we work, when, how and whyRead More
The Key to Better Communication Starts with Listening
A colleague was recently sharing with me a challenge that she was having with one of her clients. She felt that every time they talked, the conversation would go round and round without any productive conclusion. After listening to her for a few minutes, I introduced the following communication techniqueRead More
I Want to Work from Home …or do I?
So, you want to launch your own home-based business? Congratulations! Running your own business from home can be a very rewarding experience for many reasons including having better work-life balance, flexible hours, and low overhead costs. It may also be nice to wear what you’re most comfy in! Still, aRead More
New Year’s Resolutions: 5 Rules for Success
Like many of you, every year I make New Year’s resolutions. Some are lofty and ambitious. Others are simpler and easily attainable (if actually worked towards). However, I know I’m not alone when I say I can’t help but be a little disappointed when the year ends and not everythingRead More
12 Days of a Self-Employment Christmas
In honor of the Christmas season, we have come up with our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas, celebrating some of what it takes to run a business during the holiday season. Feel free to sing along and share your favorite parts of being self-employed during the holidays!
Your Year-End Checklist for Business Owners
As if you didn’t have enough to do getting ready for the holidays, your business has its own checklist of to-dos that need to be addressed before the end of the year. Before you ring in the New Year, here are five year-end to-dos for your business that you definitelyRead More
How to End Your Year on a Positive Note
As 2017 comes to a close, many of us have begun reflecting on the past 12 months of our lives and our businesses. For some, it was our best year yet. For others, we may have struggled and faced many challenges. Whatever happened, it’s important that the year ends onRead More
Is Passing Down Your Small Business the Right Decision?
It is the dream of many business owners to eventually pass down their business to their children or grandchildren. After all, you spent your life enjoying and building your company. Of course, you would want to share that with your family and see it live on after you retire. ButRead More
4 Tips for Beating Productivity Killers in Your Business
Emails, messes, and Facebook – Oh my! It seems like it’s easier than ever to get distracted and derailed from our work, today. If you’re running a business, however, every minute counts. You can’t afford to let productivity drop, or else you and your business suffer for it. It’s upRead More