Sensational Saturday - Better Blogging and Better Business

Sensational Saturday it is sensational to read interesting things and improve your skills as a blogger and as an entrepreneur.Each Sensational Saturday I am going to give you some great articles on blogging and business that I have found interesting during the past week. Be sure to check both sets of articles, there is often relevant overlap! For Bloggers ...more

Perspectives on Publishing. Meaning of Success.

This past Saturday I was on a panel about Self Publishing Children’s Books at R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury, MN.  I learned alot and it was enjoyable to share what I’ve learned over the years. I also enjoy when I get the opportunity to encourage other writer’s to share their stories....more

Working for Free: When Does It Make Sense?

Work for free?!? Pshh. Never! Right? Well … Generally speaking, I think writers should always be paid for their work. Your time is money, right? But there are no absolutes, and sometimes working for free really does make sense. When to Work for Free Sure, you want to be paid for your efforts. Can't blame you there (me too!). But sometimes doing some work for free can be really beneficial in the long term. ...more
Aside from portfolio building, sometimes I like to think about working for free as part of my ...more

What Does Career Mean to You?

Having a career means different things to different people. As you may have noticed, I'm not the type of person who says that your professional life needs to look a certain way. In fact I can remember when I took the helm as Section Editor for Career and Business. I warned my editor that she shouldn't expect all business suits, job search-y, and traditional takes on career. She just laughed. ...more
To have your dream job you must. 1- Love what you do (fulfill your core values) 2- You are good ...more

Terrific Tuesday - Raising the Bar as an Entrepreneur

Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar as an entrepreneur and then reach it!Each Tuesday throughout the month of October, this blog will explore the idea of raising the bar, of getting better at something.  We will look at raising the bar as:an entrepreneurby continuing educationin relationships - personal and privatediscipline at home and workperformance on the job...more

Five Tips to Becoming a Better Entrepreneurial Risk Taker

Entrepreneurs know how to take risks. Do you? Most people generally consider risk to be a four letter – something to be avoided and planned around at all costs.   However, researchers that study entrepreneurial achievement have found that your ability to become the next Steve Jobs is determined in large part by your comfort level with risky decisions. Not all risks are bad.  Some can be very rewarding. The key is learning how to take them with stride. ...more
Risk is one of the most vital factor that every entrepreneur takes so as to stimulate the ...more

Interview with Jennifer Reuting, CEO of DocRun

Every small business owner has the need to create legal documents of some kind. For startups the cost of hiring a lawyer for document creation can be cost-prohibitive. Many small and solo entrepreneurs decide to just wing it and hope for the best forgoing any formal legal review. DocRun hopes to help business owners for whom formal legal document preparation is out of reach. I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with CEO and Founder Jennifer Reuting recently. Here's what she had to say about the inspiration behind DocRun. ...more

My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more

Back to School: 5 Tips for Self-Employed Moms

Summer is a time of schedule adjustment for any working parent. For self-employed Mom's, the impact is even greater as the workplace becomes inhabited by kids that are home during the day. Now that it's back to school time, the time is ripe to refocus your efforts in your business and recalibrate the rhythms of your day to accommodate the transition. ...more
 @Laine Griffin Good for you taking some time to create SPACE in which to revisit and adjust.  ...more

Terrific Tuesday - Take A Chance - Find A New Job

Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to take a chance and start a business.The Terrific Tuesday posts throughout the month of August are abut taking chances. Today I am writing about taking a chance by starting your own business....more
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