Category: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

YAB- Yet Another Business

My friends who know me very well know that I own several businesses, not just the two I talk about here the most.  I actually also own a real-estate investment business as well as a couple of other, smaller businesses/holding companies in addition to Extension of You Home Care, and the Care Patrol of the…
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We Need Your Help

I’m sure that you’ve heard the statistics that every day 10,000 people are turning 65.  This means that there are incredible demands for quality, consistent caregiver services.  We did our work, and obtained our companion care license, but remain unable to provide hands on care to our clients, due to a ban on new hands-on…
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5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

There are so many common mistakes that entrepreneurs make that it’s possible to write several books on the topic.  In fact, it would be like shooting fish in a barrel to name a bunch of the most commonly made mistakes.  In fact, I’ve made a few of these in my career, and will share them…
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Always Get Better

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Even if you’ve been doing the same job for the last 5 years, you can always get better. There are always to learn to be more efficient, more pro-active, and generally do things better. One of the things that I’m learning as I get older, is that even when I’m the…
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Why Entrepreneurship?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How did I know entrepreneurship was right for me?  Let me begin by explaining. Last August, I left my very nice job in the corporate world. I was a manager in a large IT Corporation, with a great job. But something was missing. I started some soul searching, and ended up…
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New Business Should Fill a Need

  I am of the mind that a new business should fill a need in order to succeed.  Generally, it is difficult, if not impossible to create a market for an item after inventing it- just on the merit of “it’s cool”.  It may be that you are filling a need for a smaller, faster…
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5 Tips For Entrepreneurs

I’m fortunate enough to be an owner for four separate businesses.  Some of them take more time and energy than the others, but they all require some of the same things to keep going, and be successful.  Some of what I’ve achieved is luck, but a fair amount can be blamed on a few simple…
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Things Worth Doing Are Often The Hardest

My MBA from Duke.  Giving birth to four children, and raising them so far.  Donating my mom’s kidneys, and corneas when she died. Things worth doing are often the hardest to do. This week, I got a letter from the gentleman who received my mom’s kidneys after she died two and a half years ago.…
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Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful – Business Insider

You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. You have to give more than you get in return right away. You have to care more about others than they care about you. You have to fight when you are already injured,…
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Don’t Send That Holiday Card (Unless You Mean It) | LinkedIn

This morning I opened a Christmas card from my realtor, whom I’ll call Gail. The cover had photos of her kids, and the inside had a note to me written by hand: “Erica, hope you and your family have a wonderful first Thanksgiving at Lincoln Road!” What’s the problem? Well, the main one is that…
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