How to Create Videos to Market Your Services

Video marketing is the next best thing to being there "live" with someone. It is a crucial tool for small business owners to market their services. Here is a great how-to from Karyn Greenstreet with 8 solid tips (born from the author's first great video adventure) to help you do it right. ...more
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Are You Diluting Your Message & Brand?

Many business owners sell more than one thing. It's one way to diversify a small service based business. Yet if you try to convey everything you sell to someone you sound like someone who offers financially planning, coaching, massage, ear candling, and basketweaving. Your brand and message is diluted at best and you appear untrustworthy and wacky at worst. What do you do? Read this post from Linda Daley at "Work Better, Not Harder" and see how not to dilute your message. ...more

The Blog Workshop Online Conference 13'

One of my goals last year was to attend at least one conference, event, convention, etc in order to build my skills and knowledge, but as the years progressed. I have allowed the universe to grant me the opportunity to attend The Blog Workshop Online Conference....more

Overcoming Work at Home Isolation

Working from home is great (at least in my opinion). Yet, it can be so easy to end up feeling isolated, alone, and in a bit of a funk and not know why. That's because you don't have nearly the sort of in-person interaction you do when you are out in the workplace. Here's a great post on how to beat that Work-at-Home (Mom) isolation. ...more
I loved the article. I work from home, not by choice but because i was laid off in 2009 and ...more

Be My Valentine: Are You in Love With Your Business?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers. It's a fine time to celebrate YOU and to celebrate your business. If you're an entrepreneur, are you still in love with your business? Or, have you fallen out of love just a bit? ...more
Yes, I am in love with my business. It is a constant challenge, I think that is the main love. ...more

Three Signs You are Ready To Go From Part-Time to Full-Time

Starting out as a part-time entrepreneur is a great way to get your toes wet in the self-business waters. You get to become accustomed to the overall feel of running your own business, but you get to stay at your “real job” for the consistent pay check. But how do you know when you’re ready to switch from part-time to full-time with your own business and dive in head first?Here are three things that should happen before you make the jump:When the money equals out. ...more

How to Choose a Time Tracking Tool

As an entrepreneur, time is money. Literally. Even if you price based on project you still need to maximize your productivity and know where your time goes so you can make wise decisions. Today's article helps you choose the time tracking tool that is right for you. ...more
I couldn't agree  with you more. It is also important to know what are the things that your time ...more

What Resolution Are You Making New Year's Eve?

I don't normally make resolutions, but if I had to make one this year it would be to stop worrying about being good enough and just be myself. – Ebony Rentas, CEO and Founder, The Women's Age @TheWomensAgeFor many years I've done 'keep, start and stop' - it makes it easier to only have to track 3: ...more

What is Google for Entrepreneurs?

Back in September 2012, Google launched Google for Entreprenurs. There was buzz, it vanished, and I remained confused as to what it is and how it might help entrepreneurs. In today's post I'll help clear the way for you to understand what it is, how you might use it in your business, and if it is a fit for you. The official site for Google Entrepreneurs says You have an idea. Make it happen. Discover local programs and online resources to launch and scale your business. ...more

What You Need To Know About Online Contracting

The promises of online contracting sites like Elance and oDesk are alluring. Clients will come to you. You will have a selection of assignments to choose from. Easy invoicing! Get paid!  But is it worth it? Are these online contracting sites the secret to landing more assignments? Writers say that they are good for filling in the budget gaps -- but they aren’t perfect. On the Inside ...more
Sarah - this is a great primer for how to succeed in online work.  On Elance, over 3k new jobs ...more