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


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

5 Tips for Coaching Millennial Employees

coaching Millennial employees

Millennials are now the largest generation, with more than 95 million members. And Millennials in the workplace have become a hot topic of conversation in recent years. They’re hardworking and driven, or they’re lazy and entitled. They’re more loyal to brands, but less loyal to jobs. They’d

Need some holiday gift ideas? Here’s 5 great ones!

holiday gift ideas

Christmas and the holidays are coming around the corner again (it's crazy to think about, I know), which means it's time to start figuring out and purchasing gifts for our clients (and/or) employees. Jill and Brad share some of their favorite holiday gift ideas on this episode of Breaking Down Your

How to create an unstoppable business (by making an unstoppable you)

resilience quote

Today was one of those days everything went right! I got to the gym early and had a great workout, I hit all green lights on the way to the office, there was a nice referral lead in my inbox, I heard from a client that an employee situation we talked through worked out fine. I felt like Midas --

7 ways to be a more confident business owner

how to build your confidence

Confident business owners close more deals, get paid more for the deals they close, and get their work done more effectively. The confidence that you exude affects not just you, but your prospects, clients, and team members. I would argue that there's nothing more important than building your

Price increase letter: My first experience raising my prices

price increase letter

We often see business owners undervalue their services. So we often preach about raising your prices. But we get a lot of hesitancy because many owners are afraid they'll lose clients, and/or not be able to attract new ones. So we asked Kaleigh Moore who runs We Are Lumen about her first experience

What are some of your favorite sales tools?

sales tools

Struggling to bring in enough leads to make your sales goals? Struggling to close more deals? You need to listen in to the latest episode of Breaking Down Your Business! Jill and Brad talk about different ways and tools they (and others) use to help boost sales. In this practical, fun, and always