The Key to Better Communication Starts with Listening

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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

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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

Perfect Gifts For Self-Employed Business Owners

One of the trickiest parts of gift shopping is finding that perfect gift that someone will not only love but actually use. Some people are easier than others, but there always seems to be that one person you just can’t find the right gift for. Your best bet when thisRead More

National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps

From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) News Release… View original release here. IR-2017-196, Nov. 29, 2017 WASHINGTON ― The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue toRead More