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.

How to Be Your Personal Best

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Owning and operating your own small business likely means that you spend a lot of time focused on the quality of your products and services. By listening to customer reviews and studying the market, you get a better understanding of what people want, putting you in a better position to give it … [Read more...]

Should You Hire a Summer Intern for Your Small Business?

I landed a dream internship at a city magazine the summer before my senior year of college. I proposed the internship, and I was the first intern the magazine had ever had. The editor and I hit it off in an interview, and I think she liked the idea of helping a journalism student. She hired me to work for 10 weeks three days a week as an editorial assistant. My pay? No … [Read more...]

7 Effective Tactics for Relieving Your Headaches Naturally

According to the World Health Organization, headaches are one of the most common nervous system disorders that exist today. With almost half of the population (47 percent) reporting that they’ve had at least one headache within the last year, I would suspect that small business owners make up more than their fair share of that percentage, due largely to the added stress and … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning for Your Business

Each year, right around the beginning of April, my family would embark on a week-long spring cleaning journey. Each room in the house had its own checklist, and each member of the family was responsible for tackling at least one task every day. As a kid, I absolutely hated it, but it made my mom so happy. She would go from being stressed out to being calm. From frantic to … [Read more...]

Fitness Equipment that Fits Conveniently In Your Carry On

Staying fit is hard enough, but staying fit when traveling through the various time zones can be even harder. After all, when you’re away from your gym or own personal fitness equipment, it can be way too easy to let your exercise routine slide, potentially unraveling all of the hard work you’ve done honing your body in an effort to improve your physical health. Rene’ … [Read more...]

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...]