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.

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...]

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...]