Habit Stacking and Motivation

URLEmail Habit Stacking for Success Have you ever wished you could get your day off to a better start? Or that you could actually get to bed on time without getting hooked into staring at Facebook for two hours? If so, I get it. And I have an idea that could really change everything for you. The idea is based on creating morning and evening routines, and you create these routines using habit stacking. Let me explain. What is Habit Stacking? Habit stacking is when you take a current habitual action and add a new, desired habit to it. You

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

URLEmail Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent myths that simply refuse to go away. Here are a few of those that need to be addressed and debunked pronto. Myth 1: Women are Not Leaders by Nature This is probably the worst of all claims because it states that leadership is not

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

URLEmail I recently started a business. I have already been researching information and asking questions for years so I am comfortable to a certain extent going forward but just not satisfied. Besides I am an old fart who knows just enough to know that he never knows enough that he shouldn’t want to learn more from others and get their insight. I signed up for a class titled, “How To Start Your Own Business”, I went into the class to find out what I didn’t know. A surprising realization was how much I actually do know! But I digress, in

Managing Client Expectations

Managing Client Expectations

URLEmail We’ve all been there: our best client calls asking for a sit-down regarding the last project or purchase. As a business owner, it’s a stomach-dropping moment; mind racing over the past delivery: Did we mess up? Did the product fail? Were we good enough? It’s never a happy ownership moment when the client initiates a review. Sometimes, the fixes can be easy. Patch a tear, add a comma, straighten a sign. Other times the fix can be a bear. The client hates the final product and wants a major rework, or-gulp!-a refund. The time to manage your client’s expectations

Real Life Struggles of a Business Woman That No One Talks About

Everyone will talk about how problems in the workplace abound for women in business: day-to-day discrimination, the fight to secure funding for endeavors they’re passionate about, and queen bees buzzing about waiting for other girls to succumb to burnout. Each workday is a statement against sexism and a delicate balancing act — one that every woman who’s made any headway in business has learned to take in stride. What no one will tell you is that when women entrepreneurs leave the office, the struggles don’t stop. They just follow us home. And no one ever tells you what happens there.

3 Must Haves For A Successful Business

URLEmail I guess you could say I grew up eating, drinking and sleeping business. Ever since I can remember everyone I knew owned businesses. My grandparents owned a finance company, that was started by my grandfather’s parents. My aunt and uncle owned a furniture store. My parent owns rock quarries that his father started and my sister and her husband are buying. My mom owned her own salon. My brother has owned businesses, my husband has owned businesses…I think you are starting to get the picture. Our family holidays and dinners are all business chatter. Taxes, employees, customers, great years, bad

Why Leading With a Servant’s Heart Should Matter to You

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My perspective on leadership is somewhat different from most. Anyone can yell orders or coerce others into doing what they want through a variety of strategies. But there is one way that will lead you straight into people’s hearts forever, and it’s not for the weak of stomach. It’s leading with a servant’s heart. That means putting yourself out there and taking care of those you are leading. There are so many examples of it in literature, from the story of Jesus washing feet, to Mother Theresa, to the Dalai Lama. Showing up and doing the hard stuff. Digging the

What are the Best Ways to Build a Business Profile for Your Resume?

What are the best ways to build a business profile for your resume?

Did you know that hiring managers spend an average of six seconds to make the initial “fit” or “no fit” hiring decision when looking at resumes? With this kind of competition, you need to ensure you pass the screening process and get into the interview room, right? Try building a killer business profile for your resume. A good profile is like putting an elevator in a ten-story building that helps the hiring manager to get to where they want to go quickly. A hard-hitting profile is packed with your most sought-after skills and expertise.  The following sections are essential for

Aiming at Forever: Long-term Plans to Grow Your Business

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Running a business is a world fraught with perils, and if you don’t tread carefully, you’re likely to be in deep water at best, and bankrupt at worst. The key to powering well beyond those fragile first 18 months is to look at every single decision you make and assess whether or not that choice is a smart one for the long term. There are many ways you can improve and grow your business temporarily, but if you’re not making choices in light of your future hopes and goals, they are likely not the right choices. Revamp That Business Plan

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

Getting clients and customers in business is the holy grail of growing your income. And I hear the cry daily of “I need more customers” from people, and they always want more ideas for how to get more customers in their businesses.   With that idea in mind, I decided to create a list with a ton of different ways to get customers or clients in business. Now, I’m not encouraging you to use every single one of these. The trick is to find the few that really work for you.  1. Direct Mailing. I’ve heard some say that they