Thanks to my key business advisors who have helped me build my business

Key Business Advisors: They've got my back!

I’d like to thank my key advisors… In growing my business I have relied on the advice and wisdom of LOTS of other people. Some of those people are close to me, and they know the impact they’ve made. There are others whom I’ve never met, but their wisdom has nonetheless shaped the business owner

5 people to meet on your entrepreneurial journey

5 people to meet on your entrepreneurial journey.

No business owner walks alone. We all work inside an ecosystem, a community, that supports our efforts and enables us to turn our passion into entrepreneurial success. Here's 5 people that should be a part of that village. The customer, or client The only thing you need, to be “in business”,

Business owners can’t do it all on their own: 4 ways to build a business support system

how to build a business support system

In 2001, I went out on my own. (That’s what I called it; going “out on my own”). I set up an office in a spare bedroom with a computer and a phone and started to try to find business. On my own. I’m a pretty resilient person. When I set a goal, I do what it takes to get there. I can overcome a

Top small business articles | November 2014

small business articles

We know well how tough it can be at the top. Running a business can run ourselves down. And we need confidence to give us the energy and perseverance to keep going when things get tough. So we made November a month about building your confidence so you can lead your team, yourself, and your

How to boost your confidence when you feel out of your league

how to boost your confidence

You started this business because you knew a thing or two. Maybe you worked in a similar business for someone else, or it was something you did "on the side" and you finally decided to make it a "real thing"; but somehow you became good enough at it that people wanted to pay you for it. So you took

What to do when your business is getting you down

business is getting you down

Running a company is an intense business, with more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride. When profits are up and sales are high, being a CEO is a thrilling and exhilarating experience. However, in times of trouble, owning a business can start to feel like a heavy burden. Once malaise sets

The one thing every business owner needs to do each day

practicing gratitude

This article originally appeared on Anchor Advisors. It only takes a minute each morning. Before I open my email, before I get started with my work, I stop and write down three (or more) things I'm thankful for. It's a simple thing. Just a brief pause in an other wise hectic day, but there's some

5 ways successful people act differently, and the trait that makes it possible

things successful people do

There's a common myths in the world of entrepreneurship that successful people were just "in the right place at the right time." That they were somehow luckier than others who were working hard on the same problems. As I think of the really successful entrepreneurs I've gotten to know over the

How to boost employee morale when sales are down

boost employee morale

When I first purchased MyCorporation from its previous owner, I realized I had some serious work to do to boost employee morale. No one seemed particularly cheery, and lacked work ethic. Thankfully, buying the company brought a great opportunity for change. Luckily I had been working as a MyCorp

How to use Twitter to grow your small business

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Twitter has been a huge resource and lead generator for both Jill and Brad. They share the top ways Twitter has helped them grow their small business on Breaking Down Your Business this week! Plus they have a hilarious conversation with Pete Aiello, the founder of Team Pete about his business, as

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Business Owners

holiday gift guide

Christmas and the holidays are right around the corner. It can be really hard to find the right gifts for your clients, employees, (or boss). What should be fun to do (gift shopping) is actually a dreaded task on your to-do list. And if you're like me, you want to find the 'right' gift for each

Business Owner Job Description: 5 Reasons You Need One

business owner job description

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. As a business owner, you’re the boss. You’re the person people turn to when a question needs answered. You’re a counselor. You’re a mentor. You see the “big picture.” But while you’re busy wearing all of those different hats, have you ever