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

The Top 3 Things Your Business Needs

~by Jane Hinchey~ What will bring your business success? Three things.   From my experience, here are the top three things your business needs, right outta the gate, if you want your business headed on a path to success. 1. Skill set. It goes without saying really, but I’ve seen many entrepreneurs get this wrong. You need to be skilled in what you do. But I wanted to go a little bit deeper on what this actually means, and how you can get laser focused on your business offerings. Like many entrepreneurs, we want to be everything to everyone, we

How Cereal Helps Me Get More Accomplished

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ I have a little confession. I have been known to occasionally serve my kids cereal for dinner, and sometimes they get frozen chicken nuggets too. Why? So I can get more accomplished. I’m bound by this little thing called the space-time continuum, and I am forever trying to get more things done than will actually fit in a regular day. That means I am always trying to find ways to save time. For example, I sometimes serve cereal to the children for dinner. To go along with the cereal, they get a big bowl full of

Want Thrilled Customers? Under Promise and Over Deliver

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ One of the easiest tips for keeping clients and customers happy is to under promise and over deliver. What I mean by that is very, very simple.  If you tell a client that a project is going to be done by a particular date, then ensure you make that date. Preferably you’ll even be a few days early. Make sure that you pad some extra time into the schedule in case something unforeseen happens. Do not take a page out of the play books of so many others, and promise what you THINK someone wants to

How to Deal With Haters

Haters

~by Ash “Ashbeezy” Brown~ How to deal with haters … People send me emails regularly regarding this topic. I saw it fitting enough to address it formally. HATERS: Anyone who desires to be you and/or possess what you have. Its quite a simple concept to grasp. These people do not actually hate you. In a strange twist, they admire you. Why else would they want what you have? Haters usually come in two forms: people you know and complete strangers. The people you know, who may be haters, could be in your inner circle. This person pretends to support you

True Confessions of an Entrepreneur – My House is Messy

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Did you ever expect to read about confessions of an entrepreneur? Well, I have a little confession to make. You may have noticed that I post lots of pictures, but very selected pictures of the inside of my home. There is a reason for that. See, while we keep our house relatively clean, it is not necessarily neat. In fact, my current office needs some serious sorting and de-cluttering, in part because I’m still dealing with stuff from my parents. Add in some Girl Scout crafts, a couple of thriving companies, and the need to get

How Do You Connect With Your Audience?

~by Susan McGuire~ Do you remember how businesses used to operate before the Internet? It’s hard to look back, isn’t it? But the world has changed quite a bit. It has never been easier to get your message out there to the whole world, and connect with your audience. Many businesses today are moving towards new ways of creating libraries of resources for their clients. There are so many options for creating digital content, so as an entrepreneur, you can choose what works best for you. Here are a few of the many formats available, many without cost to you:

Communication and the Female Entrepreneur

~by Margo Schlossberg~ It was a Tuesday, or maybe a Wednesday or it could have been a Thursday because at this point, it did not matter. I was on the phone again to my friend Lori in Los Angeles, complaining about communication issues with a client.  Had it ever occurred to me to speak directly to my client? No, of course not, but why not? After doing some soul-searching I realized that I am one of many women who seemed to feel that blunt or direct communication was rude, bitchy or just plain too difficult. The thing is, not communicating

Entrepreneur Interview – Julie Grimmett

Julie Grimmett is a co-founder of North Texas M.A.D.E. She is passionate about buying local and supporting handmade. She is obsessed with fiber arts, is a Mom to three boys who inspire her, and is a self-described food enthusiast. Cassie is a co-founder of North Texas M.A.D.E. She wanted to network within the handmade community and learn from other small, handmade business owners. She’s formed friendships and discovered a few new crafty passions. Along the way she has grown this new drive to help promote the handmade community, shopping local and supporting small business. Interview Q & A 1. What