My first of year of freelancing could have made my career as a solopreneur. Instead, I squandered a golden opportunity that's cost me dearly in the years since. Here's what I did, and how you can avoid making the same mistake.
Who are you? Why are you here? The odds are good that you've pondered these deep existential questions under a starry night's sky. But have you ever asked them about your business?
Everyday routines are developed out of habits formed over time. Forming new habits can seem daunting, but understanding the nature of how habits work and tracking your progress can make all the difference.
Starting your own business is an intensely personal process. You're pouring a lot of your time, effort and money into achieving something you've long dreamed of doing. This can make it difficult to trust other people to be part of the process. When things take off, though, you'll need to hire one (or two or three) people so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
The dream of pursuing your passion is a vivid one. We envision the freedom to work from anywhere, flexible hours, a uniform of yoga pants, and more. While many of those things are true (definitely the yoga pants), sometimes quitting a 9-to-5 job to pursue your entrepreneurial dream means you actually end up working 24/7. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Over my 3 years in business, I've discovered 5 simple ways to streamline your workflow to get your life back. These tips will help you build a business you love so you can get back to working on the business, and not just in the business.
In a 24/7 connected world, it's easy to blur the lines between work and life. This is especially true for eCommerce entrepreneurs, who are constantly thinking about new ways to improve their online sites and stores. One of the best ways to combat stress, fatigue and burnout - and increase productivity - is to be mindful.
As an entrepreneur you are always in a rush. With so many projects to do and people to interact with, each day can seem a blur. But you can make running your business easier by taking time to slow down and work with a purpose.
A strong customer testimonial is one of the most powerful tools a small business owner can use in their marketing. After all, who better to tell prospective customers about how great you are than your current customers?
Did you know that, on average, nearly 50 percent of all small businesses will fold before hitting the five-year mark? But don’t be discouraged — avoiding three common mistakes can help you beat these odds so that your small business will grow and thrive in the long term.
Starting a home-based business can be a lot of things: exciting, scary, challenging. Most of all, it's probably a big change if you're used to working in an office building or outdoors.
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