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.

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...]

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...]