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.

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...]

Are Your Negative Thoughts Limiting Your Small Business Success?

This article is one in the multi-part series entitled The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Admittedly, we all have those days when we can’t see a good thing when it is standing right before us. Some of us have even had those weeks. Maybe your clients aren’t paying their invoices on time or business is slowing and you don’t know why. Perhaps it is something going on at home that has … [Read more...]

Don’t Walk Away From Your Small Business Without First Asking Yourself These Questions

Every small business owner considers pulling the plug from time to time as long days, small paychecks, limited family time, and all of the stress that comes with being the top dog can definitely take their toll. I know I’ve had my moments where I’ve considered going back into regular employment and just “doing my job and going home.” But how do you know when your thoughts of … [Read more...]

The Age of Disinformation

Energy or Noise? Noise. And I say that with a degree of love. I’m from New York, originally, and I appreciate and miss the palpable energy of Manhattan. Tourism-worthy for sure, and I think I could even live there, especially were I not now 45, married with child, and in love with Palm Bay, Florida. But please understand, especially as a younger man, I was infatuated with … [Read more...]

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...]