Entrepreneuring

Startup Business Ideas, Strategy and Planning

As an entrepreneur, you most likely wear many hats in your day-to-day work. Figuring out how to juggle all of the tasks you have to do, while still maintaining a life outside of work can be a challenge. Entrepreneuring articles focus on you, the entrepreneur, and how you can strengthen your areas of weakness when it comes to business and keeping a healthy work-life balance.

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...]

How to Know If Your Business Idea Could Really Work

Ideas for businesses are easy to come by.  People have them every day.  How can you possibly know if your idea could be successful?  There are hundreds of variables that have to all fall into place to make a business work, but the following can help you know whether the idea itself is a winner or a dud. Do You Have the Skillset? Can you actually, practically do what you want … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Embrace Change for Greater Small Business Success

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. In my pre-writing days, I worked for a local government office. Every time we would get a memo about an upcoming change in office policy or procedure, you could hear a collective groan coming from the cubicles around me. It didn’t even matter what the change was or whether it would make our … [Read more...]

Help! I’m Doing Everything Myself. When Do I Hire People?

If you are running a thriving small business by yourself, you are probably feeling pulled in several directions at once. On one hand, you are feeling satisfied that your hard work is paying off. Orders are coming in and so is your income stream. On the other hand, you are realizing that you are missing quite a few opportunities simply because you don’t have time to pursue … [Read more...]

5 Business Events Not to Be Skipped

Owning your own business is definitely time consuming, to say the least.  It is hard, but it is rewarding.  The time it takes can make it difficult to do anything else however, even if the other things you need to do could be beneficial to your business.  There are certain business events out there that every business owner should be attending, but many do not either because … [Read more...]

7 Simple Yet Effective Strategies for Overcoming Your Small Business Fears

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Approximately three years ago, I found myself face-to-face with the one thing I had always dreamt of but had been too afraid to pursue. My then-boyfriend, now-husband was offered a job across the country and this was my chance to leave my career in law enforcement and become the full-time … [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...]

Audio Interview with Steve Bordley, Inventor of TrekDesk

In this interview, Steve Bordley talks about the importance of avoiding a sedentary lifestyle and how even the busiest businesspeople can get moving using his invention, the TrekDesk. The TrekDesk is an affordable desk that attaches to almost any treadmill, allowing someone to walk as they work. In the interview, Steve also discusses how he built his business and turned the … [Read more...]

7 Effective Time Management Tips to Help You Shorten Your Work Day

Let’s be honest; even though you love what you do for a living, that doesn’t mean that you want to do it all day every day. You also want (and need) to spend time with family, engage in hobbies you enjoy, and take much needed vacations from time to time. But how are you supposed to take time off when you always have so much to do? The answer lies in time management. You will … [Read more...]