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.

When Selling a Business, Mind Your Emotions

It’s not easy stepping back from a business you’ve spent your whole life building. Not only is the company a source of income, for many entrepreneurs, it’s how they define themselves: innovator, leader, employer. Even a sale to a family member can be emotionally charged. Over the years, I’ve seen many situations where the business owner managed to keep his or her feelings in … [Read more...]

Patent That. What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Patents

Thomas Edison once said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Indeed Edison made 1,000 attempts at creating the light bulb before he achieved success. When asked how it felt to fail 1,000 times, Edison responded, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 … [Read more...]

How to Start an Online Business on a Tight Budget

Starting a business from scratch with an unforgiving budget is a reality that many entrepreneurs face. It’s not easy – in fact, sometimes it feels almost impossible. When budgets are tight, an entrepreneur is tested to the max and must hustle to make ends meet. Here are some things that you can do to help you along your online startup journey. Forecast Well and Plan … [Read more...]

5 Survival Tips for New Entrepreneurs

When I first started my company, it was me in my living room, with a webcam and some beauty supplies. It has now grown into multimillion-dollar company, with a team of 14 women. Here are the top 5 tips that have helped me grow my business and become a better business owner: Hire Your First Employee Immediately I remember while running to the post office every day, thinking, … [Read more...]

Sharing Your Business’s Story: Upcoming Book Series by Interior Designer Brendan McFarland

A while ago, I wrote an article about how at Maven Publishing, we are ready to work with you and help you get your book out there, regardless of where you are in the process: If you have a vague idea that you think maybe you want to write a book, it’s not too early to reach out and let us help you get moving in the right direction. If you’ve started outlining or … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Cope When Your Small Business Has You Feeling Anxious

A couple years ago things seemed kind of slow in the freelance writing world and I found myself feeling rather anxious about whether I’d have enough work to meet my business and income-related goals for the year. Then, work picked up (like it always does) and I found myself worrying and stressing about getting everything done by their deadlines and keeping all of my clients … [Read more...]