You've been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and now you're itching to start your own business. Luckily for you, with over 5 million self-employed entrepreneurs in the United States, you're in good company. So now that you've decided you want to start your own business, you have dozens of options, but we're going to focus on…Read more Direct Sales or Starting From Scratch – Which Business Model is Right For You?
Being an entrepreneur today doesn't offer the same mystique and je ne sais quoi it once did. The idea of the successful entrepreneur has us envisioning a Gatsby-esque gentleman lounging on a yacht wearing white board shorts, a deep tan, calling people "Old Sport" while his dollars just rolled in. This is the American dream, isn't it? To become…Read more Top 5 Investments You Need to Make as an Entrepreneur
A famous photo of Chad le Clos and Michael Phelps from the 2016 Rio Olympics circulated the internet. The photo shows Michael Phelps focusing forward while Chad le Clos focuses on Phelps. Phelps took the gold for that race and the photo has become a mantra for what it means to keep your eye on the…Read more Ignore the Business Competition
As a small business owner, you know how much hard work goes into truly making a successful business. I'm not sure who originally said it, but the famous Lori Grenier from Shark Tank says: "Entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week." Absolute truth.…Read more The Need and Power of Networking for Small Business
The best advice for those of you seeking to start your own business is advice from people who have done it! Whether you're building your own brand or establishing yourself as a direct salesperson, it's key to always listen listen listen. Listen to the needs of your customers, listen to wisdom from the people who have achieved success,…Read more Advice for Starting Your Own Business from Entrepreneurs
In this day and age, advice for all types of business is readily available. I believe all advice has its value, and no one is above receiving advice from someone who has been through it before. Absorb wisdom, translate it for your own business. For all the tips and tricks there are to being a…Read more Top 5 Ways to be a Savvy Business Owner
Part of owning a small business is being a boss. You may be leading a team of 20, but you may also be a one-person show. In any circumstance, there are certain expectations employees have for a boss that they may not realize. There are the typical gripes, such as micro-management, but the truly critical…Read more What Employees Really Want From a Boss