Category: Starting Your Own Business

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…
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How to Increase The Money In Your Pocket

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ One of the simplest rules of business is that if you want to increase the money in your pocket, you have to follow a simple rule – increase sales or decrease expenses. It’s that easy. Or is it? Is it like dieting, where you need to eat less, and exercise more?…
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Steps to Incorporate a Family Business

~by Donya Zimmerman~ The most valuable step to starting a family business is to ensure protection from lawsuits and loss of personal assets. So you’ll want to incorporate your business. Here are some steps and considerations when incorporating a small business with your local governmental agency: Formation Documentation: The formation documentation to incorporate a business…
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How to Properly Incorporate a Family Business

~by Donya Zimmerman~ When starting a family business, you’ll need to determine the best way to incorporate it so you can protect your assets. By incorporating the family business with the proper governmental agency, you’ll ensure that the business is protected, and the business assets and personal assets are protected. With this type of protection,…
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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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