The Entrepreneurial Mindset

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...]

5 Tips to Becoming “Professionally Assertive”

When I first started working for myself, I had a big problem with assertiveness. And when I say big, I mean HUGE. In fact, one of my earliest clients offered me a writing job that would pay me a meager $5 for an hour’s worth of time. And you know what? I took it. Why? Because I didn’t want to stand up for myself and possibly risk losing the work. Plus, I struggled with the … [Read more...]

Finding Your Niche

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Although finding your niche seems like a topic that would be more suited for a category such as strategizing, the reason it is placed with other articles devoted to the entrepreneurial mindset is simple. Finding your niche can help you train your brain to go for exactly what it is that you … [Read more...]

How to Develop the Mindset to Actually Reach Your Small Business Goals

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. When it comes to reaching your small business goals, a number of viable options exist. And most of them consist of some sort of step-by-step procedure that requires that you write your goals down in black and white and make a concrete and specific plan to reach them. While that is great and … [Read more...]

Boost Your Productivity, Boost Your Business

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. The U.S. Department of Labor just released statistics regarding productivity and costs for the first quarter of 2015 and it doesn’t look good. Among the numbers provided are that, even though labor costs have increased 6.7 percent, there has been a 3.1 percent decline in productivity. … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Making Better Decisions

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Experts suggest that the average person makes thousands of decisions a daily. This includes deciding things such as what to wear, what and how much to eat, whether or not to answer a phone call or text, and more. As a small business owner, you are faced with an even greater amount of … [Read more...]

Strengthen Your Character, Strengthen Your Small Business

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. In one of my very first trainings as a reserve deputy with our local police department, the commanding officer who was leading the meeting talked about the importance of character. For instance, he explained how, when responding to a non-emergency call, you should always use the sidewalk as … [Read more...]