Business Success

Building Your Career by Learning from Successful Women

It wasn't so long ago that the concept of a successful businesswomen wasn't taken too seriously by a wide variety of different industries. However, the female population has proven themselves to be tough and savvy business people time and time again, from one market to the next. Because of this, it's possible to learn a fantastic deal about businesses from the successes and … [Read more...]

Why You Should Put Your Small Business Goals in Writing

I am a pretty fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of business person. While I have some general idea of which way I want to go professionally and I continue to take steps to get there, I largely follow the flow of what feels right at the moment. For instance, when I first went into writing, I thought I wanted to write about health, fitness, and personal development. However, … [Read more...]

Could Your Morning Routine Be Hurting You?

Every day, I wake up and immediately start thinking about what I have to do during the day ahead, rolling out of bed only after my anxiety and stress levels are beginning to rise thanks to the to-do list in my mind that now seems so long. From there I wander to the coffee pot, pour myself some liquid wake-up, and shuffle sleepily to my home office where I sit in front of my … [Read more...]

Turning Small Business Failures Into Successes

Every small business owner faces failure at some point in his or her lifetime. Whether it is a missed opportunity to land a huge client, the creation of a business plan that falls flat on its face, or some other “tragedy,” failures seem to be lurking around every corner. However, contrary to how it sometimes feels, it is possible to turn small business failures into … [Read more...]

The Secret to Making a Family Business Work

Owning and operating a small business is no easy feat. Add family to the mix and it can get even harder as Harvard Business Review reports that only 30% of family-run businesses survive to the second generation. This made me wonder why some are able to defy the odds and actually thrive when family is heavily involved. And who better to ask than Ziad Kassab, a successful … [Read more...]

7 Steps for Creating a Budget for Your Small Business

Just as it is with your personal expenses, it is essential to have a budget in place for your small business. A good budget helps you estimate your income and expenses over a period of time – usually a calendar year with a small business –allowing you to make important decisions for your company. If you are not someone who is good with numbers, you may be daunted by the … [Read more...]