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4 Tips to Streamline Business Operations

Being business owners, we get to wake up every morning and be excited to go to work because we love what we do. While the love for our products or services drives our motivation, there are certain essential tasks that must be done to keep the lights on and theRead More

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Success Journal

No matter what you do for business, or how large or how small you are, as a business owner you want to keep a success journal. This is a place where you take the time to make note of everything you view that day that is worth celebrating. While youRead More

6 Tricks for Working More Efficiently

Working more efficiently can quickly add up to significant time savings and cost savings. Whether you’re self-employed or operating with a large staff, staying productive and ahead of the curve requires using time wisely. While you can’t stop the clock to gain an extra hour or two, you can considerRead More

The 5 Elements of a Productive Workplace

When your business has employees, it’s smart to understand that a productive workplace breeds happy and productive workers. Even if you work for yourself, you still want to work in an environment that is conducive to your happiness and productivity. It’s not rocket science to figure that the easier itRead More

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

For some businesses, intellectual property can be one of your most valuable assets. It can include business names, logos, product designs, recipes, and any other product of your creativity that is exclusive to your business. Though not as big as giants like Starbucks and McDonald’s, a small business owner’s intellectualRead More

How Entrepreneurship is About Self-Motivation

Almost every morning, our CEO, Dr. Deborah wakes up at dawn, throws on her sneakers, and goes for a run. Though some days, getting out of bed is harder than others, she motivates herself to get up and get running because she is dedicated to starting her day with energy.Read More

Why the Business Plan is Not the First Step

The first step to successfully starting your own business is to write your business plan. Right? Wrong! Your business plan should actually be one of the last steps you take before launching any business venture.  You may be thinking, “Hey, wait a minute!” because most “how-to” books and guides tellRead More

Fact or Fiction: Small Business Edition

Fact or Fiction? There are many common misconceptions about small business. FACT! When it comes to small business there are many beliefs and stereotypes out there. Some are true and some are way off. These misconceptions can seriously cloud an individual’s judgement and perceptions about what it really means toRead More

7 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

As we guide clients through the 5 Steps to Successful Self-Employment or 10 Steps to Venture Success, we are frequently asked the question, “Do I really need to create a business plan?” The answer is and always will be YES! We said it in our article Fact or Fiction: SmallRead 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