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.

Challenges Unique to Being Self-Employed (And How to Overcome Them)

The rest of the world seems to look at those of us who are self-employed as being fortunate. And, for the most part, we are. Certainly, we have more control over the levels we are able to reach professionally, we can dictate our schedules more freely, and we are more able to determine how much money we make more so than if we work for a regular, hourly wage. However, … [Read more...]

5 Simple Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk to Relieve Neck and Back Tension

As a freelance writer, I spend a lot of time at my desk. Too much time, usually. In fact, it isn’t all that uncommon for me to wake up around 5:00 AM, go straight to my desk and work almost nonstop until dinnertime. Without a doubt, this way of living has definitely taken its toll on my neck and back. What really surprised me was how much. When speaking with Dr. Ernest … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Becoming an Impactful Speaker

I remember the first time I was due to teach a class about guns and gun safety. Even though I had gone over my notes many times already, I found myself up at 4:00 AM the day of the class, going over them again. I was as nervous as I could be. What if I couldn’t gain their attention? What if I was a boring speaker and people just hated me? What if I forgot what I was supposed … [Read more...]

What Can You Do When You Don’t Feel Supported By Family and Friends?

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Is there someone or several someones in your life who aren’t supporting your small business dreams and goals? Are these people causing you to question or yourself, making you wonder if you’re making the right decisions? Do you feel depressed as a result? The University of Michigan conducted … [Read more...]

Audio Interview with Porsha Vogt on Lessons Learned in the Senior Care Industry

Dean Rotbart interviews Porsha Vogt, Owner and President of Golden Care, a non-medical, in-home elder care agency near San Diego, California. Golden Care provides seniors with services such as memory care, personal care, companion care, and, when the time comes, community placement assistance. In this interview, Porsha talks about the challenges of hiring a quality workforce … [Read more...]

Pros & Cons of Using a Temp Service for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you wear many hats. Often in order to grow, you need to take off a few of those hats by hiring employees. If you need help for short-term tasks or tasks that don’t necessarily need to be done in-house, a temporary staffing agency may be a great solution. Like any business decision, it pays to look at the benefits and the drawbacks before hiring … [Read more...]

Business Travel Doesn’t Have to Mean Unhealthy Meals

If you travel a lot for business, then you know how difficult it can be to eat healthy when you’re away from home. In fact, a survey conducted by TripAdvisor found that almost one-third of all travelers gain weight. From less than nutritious options at the airport to choosing convenience over health when it comes to your food choices once you’ve arrived at your destination, it … [Read more...]

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...]