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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

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

Ask Dr. Deborah | How do you plan vacations as a self-employed business owner?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I started my own business two years ago and I absolutely love it. However, since day one it feels like I’ve been in a marathon. I make sure I have some personal time, but I haven’t taken a real vacation since launching. I’m at a point whereRead More

How to Set Your Self-Employment Salary

One of the reasons many people choose self-employment is because they want a better quality of life. This may include more flexibility in when they work, more control over what they do for work, and more enjoyment in life in general. Whatever the reasons, one of the main ingredients toRead More

3 Essentials to Protecting Your Self-Employment Status

The workforce is changing and for many, self-employment is becoming the new normal. While self-employment opportunities continue to expand, new regulations are rolling out to further define what constitutes a self-employed person versus and employee in a business-to-business working relationship. This includes freelancers, consultants, IT professionals and other types ofRead More

Navigating Your Self-Employment Support Network

Being successfully self-employed does not mean you have to go at it alone! This is a common misconception that often prevents individuals from pursing a self-employment career path. In reality, one of the strongest assets a self-employed business owner can have is a support network. When it comes to findingRead More

Why You Need to Put the “Self” First in Self-Employment

In Dr. Deborah’s, 6 Steps to Career Focus, she emphasizes that we should focus on the “self” first and the “employment” will follow. You may be wondering what exactly this means. In many coaching and self-help programs, the first steps are to simply ask what do you want to doRead More

5 Things Every New Business Owner Needs Before Launching

Launching your own self-employment or small business is a big and exciting step! It can also be a bit stressful getting all your ducks in a row before your Grand Opening. While there are many things specific to your business that need to get done before your launch, here areRead More

5 Trends in Self-Employment to Watch in 2017

With each new year, comes new trends, and with them new opportunities. While you don’t have to jump on the bandwagon of every trend that passes by, it is important to be aware of what is happening in the market. One of the most important things to remember about owingRead More

Our Self-Employment Christmas List

Despite it being years since we’ve written our last letters to Santa, most of us still take the time to think up our own personal Christmas lists. As business owners, work-related items can’t help but slip in between the Fitbits and the iPhone 7s. Just in case ‘ole Saint NickRead More