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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

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

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

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

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

Business Owner is a Title, Not a Job Description

Business Owner Job Description

While many business owners consider well-defined job descriptions crucial to their business, how many have actually taken the time to create a job description for themselves? Not many. But, a business owner needs a job description just as much as the rest of the team. In fact, a business owner may

Don’t let ‘great’ be the enemy of the ‘good’

tom peters quote

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” ~ Tom Peters Tom Peters could be thought of as one of the founding fathers of the American