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 Tips to Make You a Better Business Writer (And Yes, You Need to Write Well)

Between texting, tweeting and other forms of instant communication, many Americans are writing more than ever. The trouble is that we have gotten sloppy with our writing. While putting together a unique blend of abbreviations, emoticons and punctuation marks may be appropriate when discussing weekend with friends, this kind of informality can mark you as unprofessional in … [Read more...]

Interview with Sharon Vinderine on Building an Active Online Community

Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart interviews Sharon Vinderine, Founder of PTPA Media. PTPA, which stands for Parent Tested Parent Approved, is a Canadian-based company that works with companies and entrepreneurs to provide authentic product reviews and help build brand exposure and awareness. The company also awards the coveted PTPA Seal of Approval. Sharon describes … [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...]

Beware of the Desperate (and the Hungry)

Jerry Seinfeld used to tell a joke about the dining experience people have. He explained how when you're first seated in the restaurant you look at the menu, thinking about how hungry you are getting excited about all the options. Inevitably you order more than you need and have a wonderful meal. Later on you're full and content, and sitting at the table satisfied. Then the … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels and Feel More Alive

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your overall energy levels? Are you a 7 or 8 and generally walking around with some pep in your step, or are you more of a 2 or 3 that literally drags one foot in front of the other as you tackle your never ending to-do list and try to keep up with your jam packed schedule? If you lethargically answered the latter, then prepare to get … [Read more...]

Drug Testing Employees: 4 Factors to Consider

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse is costing our country over $700 billion annually. Furthermore, almost three-quarters of all illegal drug users are actively employed either full or part time, which means that a large amount of the cost comes back on small businesses due to lower productivity, increased absenteeism, and on-the-job injuries. … [Read more...]

How to Improve Your Focus for Greater Small Business Success

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. According to research conducted by the University of California, Irvine, in which they followed around 36 workers in various positions for a half-day, they found that most people only had three solid minutes of actual work before being interrupted by things such as phone calls, co-workers … [Read more...]

Fiscal Year or Calendar Year? What is Right for Your Small Business?

Business name. Location. Equipment. Logo. Hiring choices. When you launch a small business, you are inundated with decisions and choices to make. One of them you may need to know more about is choosing the tax year for your business. The Internal Revenue Service requires you to operate your business according to a consistent accounting period. You must report your taxable … [Read more...]

Hope it Never Sells

What would having a book mean for you, your business, and your career? And would you want to sell it? Crazy question, right? We’re publishers, my partner Jessica and I. We met as freelance writers a few years ago and quickly, fueled by our lifelong love of books, found ourselves learning the business of writing and publishing as it stands today, and founding the Bibliophile … [Read more...]

Office Ergonomics: Is Your Current Setup Helping or Hurting Your Health?

According to the United States Department of Labor, “Work related MSDs [musculoskeletal disorders] (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness.” Furthermore, no one is exempt from enduring these types of injuries, not even if you work behind a desk. Even though you might not be engaged in a … [Read more...]