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.

Your Company Has a Mission Statement, But Do You?

From day number one of starting a business, we’re repeatedly told that we need a mission statement. That this one sentence or phrase can help us effectively build our brand, better connect with our consumers, and keep us focused on where it is we want our new business to be a decade or two down the road. Basically, it can help us become a success. I don’t know about you, but … [Read more...]

Top Business Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

In mid-2015, Tom Corley, president of Cerefice and Company and author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, shared on his website (Rich Habits: The Key to Success and a Happy Future) one of his key research findings after studying a number of self-made millionaires. After assessing this group of individuals more closely, he discovered that “85% read … [Read more...]

President Trump: Good or Bad for Small Business?

Whether you were pro-Trump or pro-Clinton leading up to November’s ballot being cast, one thing is clear when it came to the 2016 U.S. presidential election: most everyone had an opinion. And, a lot of times, it was a strong one. Not only did media sources take a firm stance on which candidate they supported, so did people in general. Heated debates about who was better for … [Read more...]

How to Be Calm in a Sometimes Chaotic Business World

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in business for myself, it’s this: there are times when things can get pretty chaotic. Between looming project deadlines, a constant push to market yourself and your services, trying to make customers happy, keeping up the books, and everything else necessary to running a small business effectively and efficiently, it can sometimes … [Read more...]

How to Start a Childcare Business

Working parents rely on quality facilities to care for their kids while they are on the job. Despite the recent recession, growth in the childcare industry has remained sound, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the industry should grow by at least 5 percent through 2020. If you love kids and are looking to launch a small business, opening a childcare business … [Read more...]

When Selling a Business, Mind Your Emotions

It’s not easy stepping back from a business you’ve spent your whole life building. Not only is the company a source of income, for many entrepreneurs, it’s how they define themselves: innovator, leader, employer. Even a sale to a family member can be emotionally charged. Over the years, I’ve seen many situations where the business owner managed to keep his or her feelings in … [Read more...]

Patent That. What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Patents

Thomas Edison once said, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Indeed Edison made 1,000 attempts at creating the light bulb before he achieved success. When asked how it felt to fail 1,000 times, Edison responded, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 … [Read more...]