Christina DeBusk 

Regular Contributor

Another Tool for Soloproneurs: Data Visualizations

I’d never really thought about my learning style until I had to write about it for a client. As it turns out, I am a visual learner; I learn best by seeing. This makes total sense because if I want to fix something around the house, I just find a video and do what it shows me to do. But I had never really thought about how I could take my visual learning preference and use … [Read more...]

How to Exercise Your Way to Solopreneurial Success

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. It helps prevent disease, it can make it easier to control physical health conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, and it enables us to get to (and stay at) a healthier weight. Exercise provides a variety of mental health benefits as well, from improving mood to easing anxiety and depression. But here’s another … [Read more...]

9 Things I Wish I Could Go Back and Say to My New Solopreneur Self

I still remember exactly how I felt when I first started freelance writing. I had a pit in my stomach that never seemed to go away as I worked against the belief that I didn’t have the training or education needed to enter this new-to-me field. Was I really good enough to make people want to read my words? To say that my anxiety and stress were sky-high is an understatement. … [Read more...]

Do You Have an Exit Plan for Your One-Person Business? Advice From a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and the Author of Your Baby’s Ugly

When I first started my writing business, the last thing I thought about was how it would all end. Still today, I find that I get so wrapped up in what I need to accomplish each day that I fail to consider what happens when I am ready to close up my laptop for good. This is partly because, as a solopreneur, I’m responsible for every aspect of my business. I can’t ask someone … [Read more...]

Stringr Platform Offers Business Growth Opportunities to a Variety of Solopreneurs

As a solopreneur, I am constantly looking for ways to grow my business. In addition to supplying articles and blogs, for instance, I’ve learned how to craft compelling marketing emails and eye-catching press releases. This expansion enables me to increase my revenues with my current clients by offering them even more services. It also increases my appeal to new clients who … [Read more...]

When Moving Your Home Means Moving Your One-Person Business

Since starting my journey as a solopreneur, I’ve moved nine times. Seven of those moves have involved traveling at least 1,200 miles to get to my new home. One thing I’ve learned along the way is to never throw away a good box. Having a staple of sturdy packing materials on hand provides a sense of peace that I won’t be scrambling when the next move comes. These transitions … [Read more...]

Is Your One-Person Business Ready for a Natural Disaster?

Four in ten businesses don’t reopen after a disaster according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Another 25% fail the following year. And the failure rate by the end of the second year after disaster strikes is greater than 90%. The question we have to ask ourselves as solopreneurs is: Are we adequately prepared? This question has been on my mind quite a bit … [Read more...]

Brand Clarity Expert Shares Branding Mistakes and Offers Tips for Building a Stronger Brand as a Solopreneur

If you’ve followed The Successful Solopreneur column for any length of time, you know I love a good business book. Who needs crime or romance when you can read about how to grow your business or learn effective ways to differentiate yourself from others in the market? I’d rather take the latter any day. Well, one of my latest reads is Personal Brand Clarity: Identify, … [Read more...]

What to Look at When Doing Your Mid-Year Review

The middle to end of May is the perfect time to do your mid-year review. There’s still over a month left to reach the first-half-of-the-year goals you set for your one-person business. It also gives you enough time to really think about what you’d like to accomplish before the year comes to an end and a new one begins. While everyone’s mid-year review is likely a bit … [Read more...]

How To Take Time Off as a One-Person Business

I have a vacation scheduled in a few months and I have to admit that I’m already starting to sweat when I think about taking the time off. In the past, I used to look forward to my time away from work. I could step out of the office without a care in the world because I knew that someone else would cover for me while I was gone. Plus, I was still getting paid, so why not get … [Read more...]