I Want That.

I don't consider myself religious. Having been raised Church of Christ, then becoming Catholic after getting married, I feel I've done all I can to follow the rules of organized religion.I can't say I lost my faith in God. I just somehow lost faith in not just organized religion, but more importanly, in myself, many times, to the point of assuming that every decision I made - large or small - would of course, be the wrong one. ...more

How Small Businesses Can Evaluate Their Security Risks in the New Year

Evaluating risk vs. reward is a process most people go through on a daily basis. For example, you are about to make a left-hand turn but a car is coming. You think you can make it but he’s kind of coming fast. The risk, of course, is misjudging his speed and getting into an accident.At Ready.gov a risk assessment is a process to identify potential hazards and analyze what could happen if a hazard occurs. A business impact analysis (BIA) is the process for determining the potential impacts resulting from the interruption of time sensitive or critical business processes....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

Helpful Tips For Easily Managing Your Small Business Finances

As a small business, you do not always have the luxury of having an accountant on staff. While you might find someone to do your taxes for you, it is simply not feasible for you to pay someone to take care of your finances throughout the year. However, just because you do not have a pro on staff does not mean that you can’t be extremely effective with regards to finances. Check these tips for keeping things together.Reconsider Sole Proprietorship...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

Should You Hire a Social Media Manager?

Hiring a social media manager is like hiring a nanny or an assistant.  Will they be a good fit?  Will they understand how I like to run things?  Do I even need one?   Here are a few reasons why you may want to hire a social media manager and a couple of reasons why you might not want to hire one.Reasons why you should hire a social media manager:...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

10 Things You Can Do When Business Slows at the Holidays

For many small and solo business owners (especially service based businesses), the holidays are a time when things slow down. So, how can you make the most productive use of this time? ...more
L.O.V.E. this!  Passing on to my team :-)more

Holiday Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

What do most entrepreneurs and self-employed business owners want for the holidays? Gifts that fall into two main categories: Something that helps them move their business forward, or something that makes their life more enjoyable. ...more
@Karen Ballum I truly want an excuse for the projector..  Yes the little post-it flags. I could ...more