Like many people around the globe, I’ve been taken with the idea of minimalism and the guidance of Marie Kondo. I’ve read her book and applied it to my home. And I continue to appreciate the results of my efforts. And while I spend a lot of time in my home, I also spend a […]
Small Business Blog Posts
Many of us want to become entrepreneurs in today’s economy. Do you own a small business, or would you like to start one? You’ll find some great information here. There are many kinds of small businesses. On this site, we focus more in-depth on e-commerce and blogging businesses, but there are local shops and service providers, consultants and coaches, who all qualify as well.
Most likely, your first business will be a side hustle. This means you’ll be doing the work of the business around your full-time job. It may mean working early mornings, evenings, or weekends. Hey, no one said being an entrepreneur was easy!
There’s a lot of work involved in running a small business. You’ll have to think about marketing, customer service, sales...and through all of that, don't forget to take care of yourself. Entrepreneur burnout is a real thing. Eventually (if you choose) you'll grow your small business to the point that you’re ready to quit your day job. It’s a scary step and sometimes difficult to know, so find out how to know when you’re ready to quit your 9-5.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, especially when you’re a team of one. Everything falls on your shoulders, and it’s no one (else’s!) responsibility if things go south. Even when you’re running a small business with just a handful of people, it can be really difficult. If your team is larger, these items may not apply […]
In times of uncertainty – like now, with the COVID-19 pandemic and related job losses – it can be good to have a side hustle. Even when things are good, being able to bank some extra cash is never a bad idea. Here is our comprehensive list for different types of side hustles and how […]
For new entrepreneurs especially it can be overwhelming to wear so many hats so much of the time. Some things are bound to fall to the wayside, and one of the most commonly overlooked responsibilities is bookkeeping. This article addresses the basics of bookkeeping for small business. Very small businesses and solopreneurs tend to handle […]
Organization is a never-ending battle. To be productive, you need a clear sense of your responsibilities, the due dates of those responsibilities, and the resources required. A simple to-do list often isn’t enough to stay on track when there are dozens of different tasks inundating you from different directions at any given time. That’s why […]
The early days of entrepreneurship are fast-paced and exhilarating but after a time, you hit your rhythm and the days get easier. It’s great that your business is operating successfully, but now you have a new problem: staying motivated. The mundane tasks of running a business day-to-day can drain us, leaving us bored, disinterested, and […]