For today’s entrepreneurs, starting a business is not all about the money. According to the 2013 State Of The Business Owner (SOBO) Report, recently released announced by the business coaching company EMyth, the top three reasons today’s entrepreneurs start their business are: freedom to pursue new opportunities; following their personal passion; and, to gain independence [...]Continue Reading: Freedom and Passion Top List for Entrepreneurial Start-ups →
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“Take this job and shove it.” Is that something you dream about telling your boss? You aren’t alone. Millions of Americans — over half the workforce – are currently thinking about leaving their current job to start their own business. However, before you boldly tell your employer, “I’m outta here,” make sure you’re prepared to do it the right way. No matter how angry [...]Continue Reading: Before You Quit Your Day Job to Be Your Own Boss — Read This! →
Why do you want to go into business for yourself? Are you running away from a bad situation with your current employer? Have you been unemployed for a while and you hope by starting a business you can create an income stream? Are you burned out in your current career and desiring to do something different with your life? Do you have a burning desire to start and build a successful business enterprise? Are you committed to do whatever it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?Continue Reading: What’s Your Motivation? →
How would you like to win $5,000 for telling your small business story? The National Federation of Independent Businesses, NFIB, is inviting you to submit a video detailing how you started your business. Each week, a panel will pick three winners who will have their video posted on NFIB.com and receive a free one-year membership to the organization. At the end of four weeks, NFIB.com visitors will vote for their favorites from the 12 weekly winners. The winning business receives $5,000 cash. Who couldn’t use a little extra cash these days?Continue Reading: Share Your Small Biz Story and Win $5,000 Cash →
Every year, thousands of entrepreneurs either start a business with a family member or bring a family member into their business. That’s particularly true in today’s economy, and most entrepreneurs are ill-equipped to deal with the delicate dynamics that arise when the lines between their personal and business life collide.Continue Reading: Set Clear Expectations in a Family-Owned Business →
Ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’t no valley low enough. Ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you, baby.
You may remember this song popularized by Marvin Gaye in 1967. For some reason the lyrics keep running through my head — not about my husband (although I do love him), but rather about my business. And not just my business, but every successful small business out there.
I realize the song is about personal relationships, but aren’t our relationships with our business just as strong? When you launch a business, it’s personal. In the early days, you are the business. You nurture it, you do your best to protect it and you struggle to help it grow. The lines between your personal and business life are completely blurred. The business occupies your heart and mind constantly. Your business is a part of you.Continue Reading: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough! →
Losing your job is difficult, but it may be a blessing in disguise. So don’t burn your bridges as you leave the building. You never know when you may need to cross for a big opportunity.Continue Reading: Pink-Slipped? Don’t Burn Your Bridges. →