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

Eggroll Gone Bad

Well another stellar day at the store. Ump went to Dodges and picked up some eggrolls for our lunch and we were eating them. Actually Ump was eating his and I was inhaling mine. We are sitting in our really cool Regis and Kellie barstools and life is good. Our good friend and vendor Sharon came in telling us how wonderful we were....I mean how wonderful her day was going and I tried to carry on a conversation with her without missing a bite.  Naturally I got choked. I'm talking for real choked....more

Starting Over

I am a Single Parent for the first time in 10 yrs with 4 boys.  I want to be smart about money and begin a new business.My journey begins with a few goals in mind.  1st- to give my 3 youngest sons a strong begining with education, sports, money and giving back.2nd - for me to find an extra $3000 a month to become debt free in the next year and save for my retirement in 20 yrs....more

How to Price Art

Over the years, I've figured out how to sell art, how to make art on commission, and even how to discount art without cheapening it. I know a thing or two about how art and money interact. It can be tricky, but there are really just four factors to take into account when you price your artwork to be successful....more

Keyed Up

The next morning, Mark was fiddling with the coffee when we arrived.             “What’s up, boss?” Adam said.             Mark glanced over his shoulder, then returned to his task. “Just changing out the coffee,” he said as he replaced the lid on the Maxwell House can. “I’m putting decaf in the canister. Maybe it’ll keep Mom O. from getting so jacked up....more

How to Get In Front of Potential Clients When You Work From Home

Working from home can be a challenge when it comes to finding new clients. You may feel isolated from the workforce or miss the exchanges of information being in an office environment can provide. But working from home doesn't have to hurt your chances of finding new clients and growing your business. In fact, you can get clients anywhere in the world by mixing up your approach and being intentional about letting others know about your work.Here are five ways to get in front of potential clients when you work from home:...more

Access Control for Small Business Owners

Knowing who enters and exits your business at all times of the day give the business owner greater control. Having the ability to limit unauthorized entry to your business to certain employees, ex-employees at different times of the day are just a few of the benefits of access control systems....more

Recap: How to Succeed at Self-Employment

It's been a few months since we jumped in our virtual car and started the journey on the Roadmap to Self-Employment. Being an entrepreneur is an ever-changing adventure and yet the fundamentals always remain the same. By following these 9 steps you'll be on your way to a strong foundation as you start and grow your business. ...more
I enjoyed reading these articles.  I am in the process of making this plunge and your advice has ...more