Christina DeBusk 

Regular Contributor


Costco Mission Statement is Proof That Sometimes Simplest is Best

Google “how to create a mission statement” and you get 1.17 billion results, each one with its own tips and tricks designed to help you create an effective mission for your business. “Keep it short.” “Think long term.” The suggestions go on and on. This alone is enough to turn business owners off, mainly because the process seems way too complex. Yet, as Costco teaches us, … [Read more...]

Disney Mission Statement: What Business Owners Can Learn

When you have a business, coming up with a mission statement offers a number of benefits. One is that it helps reinforce the direction you take your company as you move forward, which can directly impact its future. Having a mission statement also enables your employees and consumers to easily see what values and ideologies you hold near and dear, which tells them what they … [Read more...]

How to Take Time Off as a Solopreneur

As a solopreneur, one of the things I struggle with most is taking time off. Unlike when I was on someone else’s payroll, now when I’m not actively on the job, there’s no one there to pick up the slack. There’s also no money coming in. For instance, I just moved. Not across town either, but 1,500 miles to an entirely new state. Though I would’ve loved to take the entire … [Read more...]

A Cheaper Healthcare Option for Solopreneurs?

On August 5th, Wallet Hub released its 2019’s Best & Worst States for Health Care. After comparing each one on factors such as cost, accessibility, and outcome, the state that ranked the best overall was Minnesota, followed closely by Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The states that fared the worst?  Alaska, North Carolina, and Mississippi. Sadly, solopreneurs know … [Read more...]

9 Little-Known Success Quotes that Belong on Every Solopreneur’s Wall

As a solopreneur who is also a writer, a lot of people envision that my days are spent relentlessly tapping away at my keyboard, letting my words flow from my mind to my fingertips with amazing vigor before ultimately winding up a full-length manuscript that is proudly displayed on my once stark-white computer screen. While that’s a nice thought, there have been far more … [Read more...]

4 Simple Personal Safety Tips for the At-Home Entrepreneur

Between the years of 2000 and 2017, the largest number of active shooter incidents (42 percent) occurred at places of business according to data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Of these 105 business-based shootings during this time frame, 65 happened at businesses open to pedestrian traffic and 10 occurred at shopping malls. But what was most shocking to me … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Kill Your Home Based Business

Whenever someone asks what I do for a living and I tell them that I work from home as a freelance writer, the response is generally somewhere along the lines of: “Wow! That must be nice to work from home. I wish I could do that!” While I agree that there are a lot of perks to having a home based business—such as no long commute and always being around to collect deliveries … [Read more...]

3 Things Attending a Tony Robbins Event Taught Me About Business

As a writer and speaker who specializes in personal development and health and wellness content, I’ve spent a lot of time reading the words of wisdom offered by one of the most well-known motivational speakers ever: Tony Robbins. In fact, I just finished one of his earliest books, Awaken the Giant Within, a few months ago, which happens to be right around the same time my … [Read more...]