The Chaos of Freelancing:  How to Optimize Workflow
Sep05

The Chaos of Freelancing: How to Optimize Workflow

If you are a freelancer online, and anything like me, it takes an incredible amount of multi-tasking on a daily basis to keep up with the simple job of doing, well… your job.  So how can you optimize workflow? Between password and username spreadsheets, numerous (sometimes excess of 20) open internet tabs for research, multiple emails, social media, calendar, and to-do lists, and whatever is being used for billing, it can absolutely...

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7 Ways to Engage Customers Using Fewer Words
Jul31

7 Ways to Engage Customers Using Fewer Words

How many times have you thrown money away on advertising that didn’t work? As business owners, we have all tried a number of different strategies to get customers to buy, stay, remember, and continue using our products and services.  Then we become frustrated when they don’t.  We try to pinpoint the problem and find a solution.  It’s like telling a child, “I asked you to pick up your toy 10 times!” and when the child doesn’t listen,...

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How Taxes Increase Profit Margins for Home Based Businesses
Dec27

How Taxes Increase Profit Margins for Home Based Businesses

A home based business has a number of advantages over traditional brick and mortar establishments. Did you know that taxes increase profit margins for home based businesses? One benefit in particular is in the ability to write off part of your home expenses as business expenses. When you are running a business from home, you are leasing yourself the required space and utilities required to conduct your business. If you had to go out...

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Entrepreneurship:  How I Said Goodbye to the Cubicle
May29

Entrepreneurship: How I Said Goodbye to the Cubicle

For a very long time, I knew that I wanted to own my own business.  I didn’t really even care what it was, I just wanted to fire my boss.  I guess I probably have a slight problem with authority.  I’ll work on it. The greatest hurdle to overcome after an employee fires their boss is adopting the new mindset of an owner and losing some of the habits that made you a good employee. In fact, some of the work habits that made someone an...

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5 Limiting Beliefs to Omit From Your Business Startup Vocabulary
May11

5 Limiting Beliefs to Omit From Your Business Startup Vocabulary

You may be thinking about starting a business and know you need to attract and retain customers, while remaining in control. You’ve drawn up a solid business plan, obtained startup funding and gotten the support and go-ahead from your spouse.  You’ve come up with a killer business concept… this time.  It’s straight from your heart, something you’re passionate about, and it fulfills a need for people that makes you feel good.  You’re...

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25 Memorable Business Quotes to Keep at the Tip of Your Tongue
Apr24

25 Memorable Business Quotes to Keep at the Tip of Your Tongue

Are you a fan of motivational quotes? Sometimes they offer just the wind in your sail that is needed to change a morning of grumpiness into an afternoon of productivity. Here are 25 of the best motivational quotes that are sure to inspire you to do more, be more and take your attitude to the next level. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”    —John D. Rockefeller “Successful people do what...

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