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.

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...]

Learning from Millennial Business Owners: Radio Interview with Amy Friedrich

A recent survey of American small business owners concluded that Gen X and Baby Boomer business owners can learn a great deal from Millennial business owners. Amy Friedrich of The Principal Financial Group, discusses the survey results with Dean Rotbart in this episode of Monday Morning Radio. According to Friedrich, the Millennial business owners who were surveyed are … [Read more...]

Welcome Home: Tips for Working From Home

What do you think of when you hear the phrases “home business” or “work from home?” How has that image changed in recent years? In the 21st century, working at home no longer means someone working out of the garage or the spare bedroom until making it big – think Apple, Amazon or Disney. Although those kinds of success stories are inspiring and still happen, more than 50 … [Read more...]

Mission Statements: Who You Are, What You Do and Why You Do it

There is a scene in Lawrence of Arabia, the epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and starring Peter O’Toole, where we see Lawrence standing majestically in the middle of the desert with his white robe swirling around him in the breeze. Nearby, his companion frantically shouts and waves to get the attention of a lone motorcyclist in the distance. When the … [Read more...]

Sleepless Nights & Jam Packed Days? How to Manage

Ever have those nights when you’re lying in bed trying to will yourself to sleep because nothing else seems to be working? And don’t they always seem to occur when you have so much to do the next day that even a full night’s sleep wouldn’t necessarily be enough? Unfortunately, that’s where I was just a few weeks ago. It seemed like no matter what I did, I would find myself … [Read more...]

Want to Be a More Successful Business Owner? Hone This One Skill

Success. As a small business owner, what does this one word mean to you? Does it mean bringing in a certain level of revenue annually? Increasing your client base to a particular number? Reaching a specific goal or milestone, such as a certain number of products sold or services provided? Or maybe success means something a little more personal, like finally being able … [Read more...]

How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Tips I Wish Others Had Told Me

There is nothing like starting a successful business. You have complete control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction. The problem is, now you have complete and independent control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction! I got what I hoped for, and it’s completely exhausting. It is a fantastic position to be in and I wouldn’t trade it for … [Read more...]

How to Travel Comfortably (Even If You’re Not In First Class)

I’ve flown a fair amount over the last couple years and every time I walk past the people sitting in first class, my eyes glaze over with envy. Sure, I could pony up the extra few hundred dollars to take one of those plush seats with the extra leg room and a hot towel for my face, but the reality is that I won’t do it. My friends call it cheap. I call it being frugal. The … [Read more...]