3 Ways Business Owners Protect Themselves from Life’s Catastrophes

Running a business is a juggling act. You must keep all the balls in the air, so your business does not fold. These balls include costs, clients, expenses, family, your health, taxes, and a host of other small and large issues. Chances are, if you are a business owner, then you are an expert at managing the multiple lever of your business. To keep these balls in the air, business owners must be prepared to hedge against unforeseen circumstances. If you want your company to survive, beware of “black swan events” or a black swan for short. What is a

10 Red Flags That Mean Your Employees Are Experiencing Burnout

10 Red Flags That Mean Your Employees Are Experiencing Burnout

A ReliaStar Life Insurance Company survey reported that 4 out of every 10 employees suffer from work stress. While some stress serves as a positive motivator, a constant state of anxiety can create employee burnout. “Employee burnout syndrome” has global impact. So, what are the symptoms of burnout and what can companies do to alleviate this problem? Increased absenteeism As absenteeism increases, the operation of the business suffers. Companies can combat this apathy by empowering employees and showing them that their presence makes a difference. Decreased productivity When employees lack energy and enthusiasm, their productivity suffers. Managers need to open

How Can I Get the Funds to Start My Own Business?

How Can I Get the Funds to Start My Own Business?

Starting a business is a risk, but it brings with it great rewards. The first step towards starting a business is the hardest, though, because it requires a decent amount of money, which tends to be in short supply, especially if this is your first business. Fortunately, there are several possible sources of funding for starting a business. Below are the three categories into which most outside funding sources tend to fall. Informal Loans A significant number of businesses get their start through informal loans. Whether the money comes from a friend or a family member, this type of loan

Entrepreneur Interview – Susan-Jane Rome

As the owner of Rome Bodies, Susan-Jane Rome helps women gain personal and financial freedom. She focuses strongly on the importance of mindset and spirituality… Empowerment to uplift women, and the planet. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Rome Bodies, LLC. I focus on success and personal and financial freedom for women. Empowering women to make changes and do what they want, whether it’s body, mind, career, or relationships. It’s about self-empowering women. 2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see? When I started,

Entrepreneur Interview – Alla Petcheniouk

Alla Petcheniouk was born in Russia and grew up in Germany, then moved to the U.S. in 2010. She moved to NY in 2012 after a divorce, and began her spiritual journey. This is the point at which she considers her life to have truly started. . Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Alla Loves is the name of my business. I’m a soul whisperer and spiritual guide. Currently I’m coaching clients 1:1, and I’m working on a meditation guide. I always said I’d never have a big program,

Entrepreneur Interview – Felicia Goldwire

Felicia Goldwire is the owner of Deluxe Virtual Assistance.  Her company provides social media management, email marketing and administrative support to busy business owners.  In her free time, you can find her cruising the highways and byways on her 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name?  What does your business do? I’m the proud owner of a virtual assistant business called Deluxe Virtual Assistance. I help busy business owners with their social media management, email marketing and administrative needs so they can focus on growing and sustaining their businesses. 2. Why

Working Mom Interview – Stephanie Harris

Stephanie Harris is the owner of Triangle Amusements, Inc., located in Holly Springs, NC. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and has finally found her niche with Triangle Amusements, Inc. Working Mom Interview Q & A , 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I work outside of the home full time and I also have a part time job. 2. How many kids do you have? Three – 2 daughters and 1 son 3. What’s your go-to dinner during the week? Do you care to share a recipe? Pork chops in the

Working Mom Interview – Noa Ronen

About a decade ago, Noa Ronen moved from Israel to Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two small children. The transition was not easy – new city, new country, career change. She began working for a non-profit organization, and eventually started a blog about being an Israeli mom in New York City. Her blog became a business, and inspired her to become a Certified Life and Transition Coach. Noa and her family now reside in North Carolina. Interview Q & A 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I have my own coaching business

Working Mom Interview – Mofoluwaso Ilevbare

Mofoluwaso Ilevbare (aka Fofo) is a transformational Vibrant Life & Leadership Coach, Speaker & Trainer. Her life oozes energy, passion and a desire to see every little girl, teen, and woman soar, free to fly above all limitations and live to her fullest potential. A social entrepreneur & women-in-the-boardroom advocate, Fofo champions a charity for empowering women and young girls in Africa and around the world. She loves God, loves life, and loves to bring out the best in others. Working Mom Interview Q & A 1. Do you stay at home, work at home, or work-outside the home? I have

Entrepreneur Interview – Clarissa Wilson

Clarissa Wilson is a money mindset coach and online business bookkeeper. There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t love what she does to help amazing women (and men!) just like you, every single day. Clarissa has been through one heck of journey already in this lifetime and learned many life lessons, but also developed a very well stocked toolbox to help people tackle their money woes head on. Clarissa is an accountant with 3 college degrees. She has two fur-babies – Sparky and Chubbs, who really act like children and keep her on her toes every single day.