Entrepreneuring

Startup Business Ideas, Strategy and Planning

As an entrepreneur, you most likely wear many hats in your day-to-day work. Figuring out how to juggle all of the tasks you have to do, while still maintaining a life outside of work can be a challenge. Entrepreneuring articles focus on you, the entrepreneur, and how you can strengthen your areas of weakness when it comes to business and keeping a healthy work-life balance.

Using Your Local University to Propel Your Brand

Branding can be a tricky thing.  You may have a great product, but getting your name out there to the point that it is readily recognized can be difficult.  Many entrepreneurs have a ready population to get the ball rolling without even realizing it.  Whether you are a student or not, local colleges and universities can be extremely helpful. Office Space For those that are … [Read more...]

Audio Interview with Steve Bordley, Inventor of TrekDesk

In this interview, Steve Bordley talks about the importance of avoiding a sedentary lifestyle and how even the busiest businesspeople can get moving using his invention, the TrekDesk. The TrekDesk is an affordable desk that attaches to almost any treadmill, allowing someone to walk as they work. In the interview, Steve also discusses how he built his business and turned the … [Read more...]

7 Effective Time Management Tips to Help You Shorten Your Work Day

Let’s be honest; even though you love what you do for a living, that doesn’t mean that you want to do it all day every day. You also want (and need) to spend time with family, engage in hobbies you enjoy, and take much needed vacations from time to time. But how are you supposed to take time off when you always have so much to do? The answer lies in time management. You will … [Read more...]

5 Personality Points that Can Propel You to Business Success

There are tons of self help and advice books out there aimed at helping entrepreneurs be more successful.  There is something to be said for simple personality however.  No matter what you recite to yourself every morning, your personality can have a lot to do with how successful you are.  There isn’t really any one personality trait that makes you more successful than others. … [Read more...]

Golden Care in San Diego: Passion and Planning Build a Thriving Business

Advice for creating a mission-driven business from Golden Care Owner Porsha Vogt. For Porsha Vogt, founder and owner of Golden Care, a senior in-home care agency, starting a business was personal.  She was motivated to start a senior care business because of experiences in her own family, and that personal care and attention became part of the mission and the practice of her … [Read more...]

A Hobby, a Job or a Company. Which One are You Building?

I’m always meeting new clients and lately I find myself classifying them into one of these categories. Why? Because it helps me to understand where they are in terms of their business, what type of investment makes sense for them to spend on our marketing services, and frankly, whether we should take them seriously. Be Realistic about Your Business The IRS classifies you as a … [Read more...]

Top 7 Qualities Every Successful Businessperson Possesses

There are people in this world who make success look easy. They seem to rise to the top of every occasion, turning everything they touch into gold and making every situation work out in their favor. You ever wonder how they do it? What gives them the edge and allows them to receive stellar results in all that they do? The answer to questions like these lie within the … [Read more...]

Decoding the Designer-Client Relationship

A Designer’s Perspective from Modmacro Creative Director Jerry Lund. Hiring communications, marketing, web and design professionals is an important part of a small business owner’s responsibilities.  In order to make the right choices when connecting with a service provider like a graphic designer, it is important to know a little more about the design profession, the design … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank TV Show

Do you ever watch the television program Shark Tank? I watch Shark Tank all the time. The premise of the show is simple, there are 4 or 5 “sharks” (aka extremely wealthy business celebrities) who are pitched various businesses and products by hopeful guests looking to gain a financial investment in exchange for an ownership stake in their company, from one or more of the … [Read more...]