Category: Starting Your Own Business

The Basics of Starting a Family Business

~by Donya Zimmerman~ Starting a small family business can be a daunting task. At times, being around family members can be very difficult and stressful. Going into business with family members means that not only will you see them at home, but you will spend a lot of time with them at work as well.…
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Are You a Mom Reentering the Workforce?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ If you have taken time off to have kids, chances are you thought that reentering the workforce would be easy when the time came. However, many women are finding that stepping out to take care of children has a significantly negative impact on their careers. It can be far harder to…
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Know Who Your Ideal Client Is

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ In almost every single business, there is an image of who the ideal client is. In my home care agency, that may be someone who needs a moderate amount of care – say 15-20 hours per week, is about 80 years old, and likely female. For my business coaching, my ideal…
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Why Care About Business Basics?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Many times when entrepreneurs start a business, they just hop in with both feet, figure out what they’re going to sell, and get going. They really don’t spend the time to figure out their business basics. What are those business basics I’m speaking of?  Business basics are things like setting up…
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The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Entrepreneurship

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ A lot of times when people hear that I’m an entrepreneur, they start making assumptions about what I’m like, or about what my work ethic must be. Other entrepreneurs get what we go through — the ups, and the downs, and the sheer unpredictability of being an entrepreneur.  The Good Since…
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What’s Your Reason?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ It has been my experience that for most people who start a business, they do it for a reason. There is some driving force for them which nudges them to step out and start a business, and go through all of the work that it entails. For me, I am a…
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10 Bodacious Ideas for Passive Income Streams

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Looking for passive income ideas? People often think that making money is incredibly hard to do. I think that it requires a shift in mindset, and also some ingenuity. Really, you have to create something, or sell something that someone else would like to buy. There are so many ways that…
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10 Easy Things You Can Do To Grow your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ There are lots of people out there right now looking to buy whatever it is that your business is selling, but they don’t know about you, or your product or service. That is absolutely true whether you are cleaning houses, or whether you are a travel agent, real estate agent, or…
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3 Problems that the 21st Century Entrepreneur Faces!

~by Donya Zimmerman~ Being an entrepreneur in the 21st Century has many advantages and disadvantages at the same time. Entrepreneurs today are not afraid to take the risk of going out on their own to start a new business. Many small business owners have made countless personal sacrifices in order to start their own business.…
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Thriving as a Female Entrepreneur in the 21st Century!

~by Donya Zimmerman~ As a female entrepreneur, you must learn to discover the “true you”. You cannot be like anyone else if you want to have a thriving business. You must know your niche and how to get your message across to your ideal customers. Being a “true entrepreneur” involves being genuine, unique and different. The…
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