Entrepreneurship

Lil’ Chit-Chat, a Private Pediatric Speech Therapy Practice Serving Temecula

Lil’ Chit-Chat Speech & Language Therapy, a pediatric speech therapy clinic servicing the Temecula, California area, was started by Sabrina Conway, a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Lil’ Chit-Chat is what most would call a “boutique” speech therapy business. To Sabrina, this means that she operates a business that caters to the individual needs of her clients and … [Read more...]

Act II: Tips for the (ahem) Older Entrepreneur

What does the typical entrepreneur look like? If you are like most people, you probably picture someone in his or her 20s. Maybe someone who is fresh out of college or maybe even still in college. Right? Wrong. According to the 2014 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the largest age group for entrepreneurs is 45 to 54, and it is growing. In fact, the percentage of … [Read more...]

Don’t Walk Away From Your Small Business Without First Asking Yourself These Questions

Every small business owner considers pulling the plug from time to time as long days, small paychecks, limited family time, and all of the stress that comes with being the top dog can definitely take their toll. I know I’ve had my moments where I’ve considered going back into regular employment and just “doing my job and going home.” But how do you know when your thoughts of … [Read more...]

What Can You Do When You Don’t Feel Supported By Family and Friends?

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Is there someone or several someones in your life who aren’t supporting your small business dreams and goals? Are these people causing you to question or yourself, making you wonder if you’re making the right decisions? Do you feel depressed as a result? The University of Michigan conducted … [Read more...]

Audio Interview with Porsha Vogt on Lessons Learned in the Senior Care Industry

Dean Rotbart interviews Porsha Vogt, Owner and President of Golden Care, a non-medical, in-home elder care agency near San Diego, California. Golden Care provides seniors with services such as memory care, personal care, companion care, and, when the time comes, community placement assistance. In this interview, Porsha talks about the challenges of hiring a quality workforce … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Stay Motivated Toward Small Business Success

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Remember the days when your small business was nothing more than a dream? You spent hours, days, weeks, and months getting ready to make the move into self-employment, working sun up to sun down (and then some), in an effort to turn that dream into a reality. Everything was going smooth, your … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Inland Auto in Murrieta, Ca: Honesty and Meticulous Work Set Small Business Apart in Crowded Market

From marketing to car maintenance, owner Mike Mattes’ guiding principle keeps Inland Auto running strong Mike Mattes works in a tough business.  He owns an auto shop in Murrieta, CA, a place where there are over 230 other auto shops for customers to choose from.  But Mike’s shop, Inland Auto, stands out for a few reasons that are important for the vitality of his business … [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...]