The Successful Solopreneur

The Successful Solopreneur is an exclusive column by Christina M. DeBusk, small business and health & wellness writer. DeBusk pens this column to provide other solopreneurs the tools (and encouragement) needed to successfully build and grow their own one-person businesses. In addition to regularly contributing to Businessing Magazine, DeBusk has also been published by Country LivingWoman’s Day, and many other publications, with more than 4,500 content-related projects completed to-date.

Texting Clients: What Are the Benefits…and the “Rules”?

In September, my husband and I moved to Texas. He had built a home there before we met and, upon moving for work, has since rented it out. As his new position would require constant travel, we could now live anywhere. So we decided to quit paying rent and move back into the home. But first we needed to have a bit of work done to it, like repainting the interior, replacing … [Read more...]

Should You Start Your Own Business? What One Former NFL Player Has to Say About Making This Decision

As a solopreneur, one of the first “business” decisions I had to make was whether or not to actually go into business for myself. Being an entrepreneur had never been in my plans, let alone running a one-person company. In fact, up to that point, I was more than happy in my day job. Yet, there I was. Facing a cross-country move, which made it a perfect time to start a new … [Read more...]

How to Take Time Off as a Solopreneur

As a solopreneur, one of the things I struggle with most is taking time off. Unlike when I was on someone else’s payroll, now when I’m not actively on the job, there’s no one there to pick up the slack. There’s also no money coming in. For instance, I just moved. Not across town either, but 1,500 miles to an entirely new state. Though I would’ve loved to take the entire … [Read more...]

A Cheaper Healthcare Option for Solopreneurs?

On August 5th, Wallet Hub released its 2019’s Best & Worst States for Health Care. After comparing each one on factors such as cost, accessibility, and outcome, the state that ranked the best overall was Minnesota, followed closely by Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The states that fared the worst?  Alaska, North Carolina, and Mississippi. Sadly, solopreneurs know … [Read more...]

9 Little-Known Success Quotes that Belong on Every Solopreneur’s Wall

As a solopreneur who is also a writer, a lot of people envision that my days are spent relentlessly tapping away at my keyboard, letting my words flow from my mind to my fingertips with amazing vigor before ultimately winding up a full-length manuscript that is proudly displayed on my once stark-white computer screen. While that’s a nice thought, there have been far more … [Read more...]

4 Simple Personal Safety Tips for the At-Home Entrepreneur

Between the years of 2000 and 2017, the largest number of active shooter incidents (42 percent) occurred at places of business according to data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Of these 105 business-based shootings during this time frame, 65 happened at businesses open to pedestrian traffic and 10 occurred at shopping malls. But what was most shocking to me … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Kill Your Home Based Business

Whenever someone asks what I do for a living and I tell them that I work from home as a freelance writer, the response is generally somewhere along the lines of: “Wow! That must be nice to work from home. I wish I could do that!” While I agree that there are a lot of perks to having a home based business—such as no long commute and always being around to collect deliveries … [Read more...]

3 Things Attending a Tony Robbins Event Taught Me About Business

As a writer and speaker who specializes in personal development and health and wellness content, I’ve spent a lot of time reading the words of wisdom offered by one of the most well-known motivational speakers ever: Tony Robbins. In fact, I just finished one of his earliest books, Awaken the Giant Within, a few months ago, which happens to be right around the same time my … [Read more...]