5 Things a Small Business Owner Will Never Tell You

GaryOperations, Startup

Starting and running your own business is hard…..really hard.  Some days in fact you may question why you ever made the entrepreneurial leap of faith.  Having your own business is alot like riding a roller coaster, lots of highs and lows, and sometimes you may get queasy. Anyone that has their own business has, at times, experienced the freedom and … Read More

The Ten Keys To Success In Your Business And Life

GaryProductivity, Startup

Finding success in your business requires many skills and talents.  Starting and running a business is like riding a roller coaster, you have to be ready to handle the climbs and drops without losing your lunch.  The ten keys to success I’ve written below apply not only to your business, but your life as well.  I’m sure you recognize everything … Read More

7 Signs You Should Not Start A Business

GaryOperations, Startup

Starting and running your own business requires many skills and talents, much more than you need when working for someone else.  Most people that start a business  are quickly overwhelmed when the avalanche of demands that a business requires of its owner comes crashing down on them. That weight and accompanying stress can really take a toll on you. From … Read More

Enloop: A Free And Easy Way To Create A Business Plan

GaryProductivity, Startup

Creating a business plan can be a daunting task for a first time business owner. Creating financial projections, an operational plan and a management team profile before you even start your business can seem a little overwhelming. Unfortunately, if you will be seeking funding, a properly written business plan is a must.  Even if you’re not seeking formal financing, you should still … Read More

6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

GaryStartup

Everyone dreams about starting their own business.  Who doesn’t want to be their own boss?  Who wouldn’t love to tell their current boss to “get lost, I’m outta here!”.  Just the thought is liberating, though almost everyone who dreams of it will never do it. Taking the leap of faith, leaving a secure career (is it really secure?) and venturing … Read More

Essential Insurance Policies Your Startup Needs

GaryStartup

U.S. unemployment sits at almost nine percent, reports Gallup. If you’re one of the the millions of Americans without a job, starting your own business could be a viable option that will provide an income and use your professional talents and skills. The costs of starting a business, however, can feel overwhelming, and you need to look for ways to … Read More

5 Little Life Tips from Big Name Entrepreneurs

GaryManaging, Startup

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” crooned John Lennon. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe you want to own a sustainable hobby farm, be a librarian or someday become the CEO of General Electric, there are principles that apply to everyone’s journey. Advice that comes from people who have accomplished their dreams can … Read More

10 Great Ways To Promote Your New Business

GaryMarketing, Startup

Starting a business is easy, growing a successful business is hard. One of the biggest challenges new business owners face is how to  market their business without going broke.  luckily there are lots of free and low-cost ways to get your name out into the community without spending thousands of dollars on newspaper ads, despite what the newspaper rep tells … Read More

How to Test if Your Business Idea Has Legs Before It’s Too Late

GaryStartup

Ideas are an incredibly valuable commodity and something that you should always treat with the utmost respect. Behind every huge company, every social movement and every product is an idea, and it’s the quality of that idea that dictates the success of the respective venture. One of the most wasteful things a person can do is to come up with … Read More

How To Land Your First Client

GaryMarketing, Startup

Just start a business?  No clients yet?  Congratulations! Leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck and stepping out on your own is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  When you start your own business, you learn what it means to earn your paycheck, literally. Without a customer there is no business.  If you don’t have at least one … Read More