You've heard it before: if you work on what you love, then you'll love your work. Who wouldn't like to make money doing their favorite hobby instead of spending all day filling out spreadsheets (unless your hobby is Excel, in which case: congrats!). Pulling this off is easier than it might seem. How can you turn something you genuinely enjoy into a career?
There's no doubt that having a great website is critical for telling the world your brand story and growing your business, but the pressure that comes with building your first website can often be overwhelming. For some small business owners, the desire to get it just right is so strong that they delay the release of their website indefinitely or sometimes don't bother with building anything at all.
Don't worry, it happens to all of us. Most entrepreneurs experience a moment of fear before starting a business.
Any small business owner or freelancer bursting with ideas and overwhelmed by projects may need help staying focused and organized. This is especially true for the easily distracted entrepreneur.
It's time for a brand refresh.
From colors that feel dated to visuals or a logo that popped out of 1999, your brand may be showing signs that it needs new life. But it's important to make changes without losing who you are in the process. (Remember, you don't want to lose or offend people loyal to your small business.)
How do you do it? Here are ways to tackle a refresh that you will love.
One of the greatest struggles that many entrepreneurs face is the fear of failure. This fear can sometimes stop you from taking risks that could lead to great success. It might even paralyze you into inaction. But you're not helpless in the face of this fear. Two psychologists offered tips on how entrepreneurs can recognize when they have this fear and what they can do to overcome it.
The new year is the perfect time to start with a fresh slate and create goals that will reinvent your business and enrich your personal life. But as a business owner, it can be tough to decide which resolutions are worthwhile. Here are 10 resolutions that can help you start 2018 in a positive direction.
What would you do if you were forced to evacuate 1,000 pounds of raw coffee beans to save your business from a fast-raging wildfire? Or had to run your online store from the floor of the only place in your town with wifi after a devastating hurricane? These are just a few of the scary realities our community members endured during the natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Houston and Northern California over the past several months.
As an entrepreneur, you need to be a quick learner. And what better, safer way to learn than from other people's mistakes? That's why we're launching this new series — “What I Wish I Had Known" — to share lessons that successful business owners have learned through experience. We hope their advice prepares and informs you for your own entrepreneurial journey.
Small business owners are the ultimate one-person show. You run it all: bookkeeping, advertising and marketing, delivering services and/or products, payroll, customer service and more.
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At Weebly, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to build something new and do what they love. The Inspiration Center features experts sharing what they've learned about starting and growing these types of big ideas.