Why Self-Discipline is Good for Business

~by Donya Zimmerman~   Cultivating self-discipline can be both rewarding and demanding at the same time. When you are self-disciplined, you: 1. Have power 2. Have a joyful heart 3. Feel liberated 4. Develop a victorious mindset With a disciplined mind, you are more likely to have a happy life. Without a disciplined mind, you are more likely to have a miserable life, and possibly filled with chaos. Self-discipline can be the best friend to have. With self-discipline, you learn to make well thought-out decisions for your personal and professional lives. As a tool given to us by God, self-discipline

6 Steps to Overcome Your Fear of Success

~by Donya Zimmerman~ Do you have fear of success? If you want to realize your dreams, you cannot be cannot be afraid of succeeding at whatever you decide to do in life. You must be willing to put in the work to live an abundant life and stop doing everything you can to sabotage your own success. Entrepreneurs are famous for sabotaging their own success because they feel they can do it all. Some entrepreneurs have this notion that they can run their business without assistance from others. But successful entrepreneurs create a “dream team” of support to assist with

Does Fear of Failure Make You Afraid of Success?

~by Donya Zimmerman~ Sometimes individuals sabotage their own success due to fear of failure. Some people tend to believe that only a certain group of individuals deserve success. If you have a desire to live an abundant life, then you must be willing to work at reaching it. Do not underestimate the power you have within yourself to have the success you deserve. When you are successful, you are an example to others as to how to live an enjoyable life. God expects His children to live an abundant life, as stated in Psalm 35:27, “Let the Lord be magnified,

What You Need to Know About Your Business’s Brand

~by Donya Zimmerman~ The most important aspect of a small business is its brand. The brand will often determine whether or not customers will purchase anything from the business. The business’s brand is what the customer trusts and believes in. A customer will not buy products or services from a brand they do not believe in or trust. As a small business owner, you must understand your business brand – and own that brand. No one will be buy anything from you if they don’t trust you. You must listen to your customer, and understand their inner thoughts and feelings. You

Do You Know Your Customer Enough to be Successful?

~by Donya Zimmerman~   As a small business owner, you must know your products and services, but you should also know your customer – extremely well. For your business to be successful, you must have an understanding of your customers’ needs. You cannot expect anyone to buy your products or services if you don’t put the customer first. Remember, customers understand exactly what they are willing to pay for. And they’ll want to know why your products or services are better than the competition’s products or services. Customers like to feel valued by businesses. So it’s important to be genuine

More Inexpensive Methods for Promoting Your Business

~by Donya Zimmerman~   In my last article on “How to Promote Your Business on a Shoestring Budget”, I provided you with three methods for marketing and promoting your business on a shoestring budget: • Networking • Business organizations and social groups • Social Media Here are 2 more inexpensive ways to promote your business: 1. Create a blog page and internet radio show. Doing a radio show and blog site can be beneficial depending on the type of products and services offered to customers. When starting out as a newbie entrepreneur, it is good to go with the blog

How to Promote Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

~by Donya Zimmerman~ Are you spending too much to promote your business? Small business owners often believe that to successfully promote and advertise their business, they must spend a lot of money to do so. But, when first starting a business, one must learn how to create a budget for advertising. Small business owners do not realize that there are a variety of economical methods to market and promote their business. There are so many ways to promote a business without breaking the bank – and it can be done on a “shoestring budget”. Here are 3 inexpensive ways to

Do You Compare Yourself to Other Entrepreneurs? Stop Now.

Don't doubt yourself

~by Donya Zimmerman~   Do you find that you often compare yourself to other entrepreneurs? Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs, especially women, make this mistake. If you want to truly succeed in your business, then you really need to stop questioning and doubting yourself. As a female entrepreneur, you must step to the beat of God who gave you everything you needed to start your own business. Also, you must be willing to step to the beat of your own drum. As an entrepreneur, you are uniquely and wonderfully made to accomplish something that the “average” person would not dare dream of

Creating a Dream Team for the Family Business

Dream Team

~by Donya Zimmerman~ For your family business to succeed, you need to create a “dream team”. The “dream team” for the family business consists of: Accountant Attorney Insurance Agent Bookkeeper Business Coach Banker Mentor Here are some important groups to have on the “dream team” for the family business: Board of Directors Management Team Human Resource Management Legal Team Support Team The business owner, of course, is the first member of the “dream team” because they are one who starts, develops, runs, and grows the business. Also, employees play a valuable role in the daily operation of the business because

Is Your Family Business Properly Insured?

~by Donya Zimmerman~ To protect your family business, you’ll need to do more than a business plan or incorporate the business. You’ll also want to have the right insurance for the business. It can protect your business from possible disasters: Natural disasters like fire and etc. Negligent acts committed by employees Customers being injured on the business property With proper insurance the family business can remain open and not be forced to close due to expensive lawsuits. The business owner needs to ensure that they have the proper business insurance needed to operate the business in an efficient and effective

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