Fear In Business

5 Common Fears About Launching a Startup (and Their Solutions)

Launching a startup comes with a unique set of challenges and some very real fears to accompany those challenges. Nothing can quite prepare you for everything, no matter how long you have been working in a certain industry or how experienced you are, but arming yourself with insight will help you face these fears with better understanding. Let’s look at five common startup … [Read more...]

Is ‘FOSU’ Keeping Your One-Person Business from Achieving Higher Levels of Success?

In my early days of working for the courts, I had one incident where I was speaking to a judge and questioned a particular process. It didn’t make sense to me and I felt that there was a more effective way to achieve a particular goal. I was abruptly shut down and made to feel small. I never questioned anything openly again. That carried with me when I first started my … [Read more...]

Dealing With Doubt

Whether or not we like to admit it, we all have a voice in the back of our heads. On some days, it’s an encouraging voice that pushes us forward and drives us to take risks. On other days, it’s a seemingly endless stream of negativity that tells us we should quit whatever we’re working on. As an entrepreneur, listening to that kind of doubt can be the beginning of the end. Once … [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...]