Category: Starting Your Own Business

How to Write your Vision & Mission for Success in your Business

When running your business, it’s so easy to get caught in the day to day and forget about the big stuff such as your strategic foundation and overall brand. There’s a lot of risk in not defining these things, but when you’ve taken the time to define both your vision and your values, it guides…
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Writing Your First Business Plan: Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Every great business idea needs an even better business plan. Without a solid presentation of everything required to go from idea to realization, you can’t expect anyone to invest their money or support you. Writing a business plan is a process you need to be familiar with, before attempting to do it. You need to…
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7 Keys to Improving Workplace Productivity

How often do you find yourself sitting back at the end of the day feeling truly satisfied that you accomplished everything you set out to do, and leave your office without feeling stressed? Many people have rarely if ever had the joy of experiencing this relief ― as they either carry the workload home with…
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How To Be a Powerful Woman Entrepreneur in a Start-Up

Being involved in a start-up faces its own fair share of challenges. However, an effective and powerful woman entrepreneur in a start-up is a whole other arena. Unfortunately, there’s a significant gap between women vs. men run start-ups. For example, it was reported that out of 200 tech startups that ranked for GeekWire this year,…
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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Business Space Instead of Rent

There comes a time in the lifespan of every small business when it transforms from idea to reality, concept to execution, and from digital to physical as well. This last transformation occurs when you secure physical office space for your business – its “home,” if you will. This is a big step, as it establishes…
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6 Methods to Make Your Small Business Seem Bigger

By Laura Gayle, Business Woman Guide “Bigger is better” is a philosophy many people apply to various aspects of their life. But in reality, as we know, some of the best things in life come in small packages. This includes small businesses. Nowadays there is a huge push to buy locally — and yet many…
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Business Efficiency Tips for Startups

More often than not, startups run on a very tight capital, which makes inefficiency some sort of a luxury that they cannot afford. Alas, inefficiency in just about any industry is an everyday reality, costing startups and long-running businesses alike. Still, a startup needs to battle inefficiency to work. To succeed in business, a startup…
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Your Own Business

When we think entrepreneurship, the image that often springs to mind is a footloose and fancy-free lifestyle with flexible working hours, no annoying boss and ultimately, if not riches beyond our wildest dreams, then a very comfortable income. The reality of starting a business is however, a little different. Before you dive head-first into your…
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8 Reasons to Consider Starting an Online Career

~by Sam Cyrus~ . Starting up your own online business may look scary, and the big part of being your own boss is that you have to make it up as you go. However, there are various advantages to doing this, and in the end, working it out yourself is part of the challenge. There…
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10 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting Their Own Business

As an entrepreneur or first-time business owner, there is a whole suite of essential elements you need to know about – before you can power through and quit your day job. These elements are what will guarantee your business runs profitably and can support itself without pushing you into tough financial times, or insanity. Take…
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