Small business owners and superheroes have much more in common than you think! With great power comes great responsibility, and entrepreneurs are responsible for so much on a daily basis that concerns their business, the staff employed there, and the customer base. Sometimes this much responsibility can seem overwhelming, but rather than give up or slack off, it’s a much better idea to channel your inner superhero and save the day for your small business!1) Stay flexible....more
You promised yourself that you’d leave the office at a sane time for the upcoming weekend or that long-awaited vacation, but do you?
Or do you try to do “just one more thing”?
You decided to be your own boss because you wanted freedom and flexibility. But, are you giving it to yourself?
Starting a business with one's spouse seems like a no-brainer for many people because we usually tend to bypass considering the downsides of working with someone we love, it’s natural. While you will definitely get to spend more time with that special someone as you build a business together, you also need to make sure that you build it correctly. Starting a business with someone you love can be a complicated matter, so you need to make sure you understand the main attributes of a successful business started by a husband and wife or even siblings....more
The outside temperature is in the 100s, the sidewalk could fry an egg and forget breathing in your car until the air conditioner’s kicked in. That’s right it’s Summer 2013. What better way to spend a scorching hot afternoon than to curl up in a nice air-conditioned office with some iced tea and your computer in front of you for the purpose of bettering your business’ social media presence?...more
When you own your own business you must constantly be working to grow your list of prospects. It's called keeping your pipeline full. If you don't take consistent action your numbers will simply dwindle over time. In this post Linda Daley shows you 4 ways you can continuously and consistently grow your list.
With only a handful of days left to go until May arrives, plenty of small business owners are focusing on how to drive in a bigger customer base and work around employee vacation scheduling. As far as maintaining a blog, whether it’s professional or even personal, that often finds itself falling to the wayside on the priority list and resurfacing back to life come September. Avoid letting the dust collect on your blog or posting semi-involved “filler posts” this summer with my tips!When in doubt, Instagram it out...more
We all know that when it comes to being a freelancer, it’s all about having the right tools for the job that will make all the difference. However, not all freelancers incorporate mobile applications as a critical element of managing all their tasks, expenditures or boosting productivity. However, succumbing to signing up for every free tool you come across will definitely get you bogged down and ultimately end up being counterproductive....more
A reporter once asked me, "Susan, are there people who would like to see you fail?""Absolutely. And I'm glad there are," I replied. Surprised by my answer the reporter asked me to explain my answer. The explanation is simple....more
If you haven’t already noticed, the workplace has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. Nowadays businesses are utilizing entirely different processes and leveraging non-traditional business structures to get things done. Thanks to advances in technology, business owners and up and coming entrepreneurs are now equipped with a whole range of options that can help them to effectively cut overhead business costs and streamline their company’s workflow at the same time....more