Have a Small Business Idea? Here’s Some Considerations

One of the worst things you can do? Create a business with absolutely no foundation other than it seems like a cool idea. When I left corporate America and entered into the world of entrepreneurship I thought that being a smart business woman gave me a leg up. Boy, was I stupid! I had a very cool idea, all my friends and family said so! But I did no research on my market. I didn't know who my buyer was, and what's worse I couldn't reach enough of them to support my business. So guess … [Read more...]

Successful Entrepreneurs Have Killer Mindsets – Here’s the 6 Attributes

There's one thing that separates mediocre entrepreneurs from very successful ones - it's called mindset. Very successful people have mindsets that lead them to prosperity and pushes them to out perform others. It doesn't matter how attractive  you are, how smart you are, that you have a fancy education, or even came from a rich family - none of those things matter if you don't have the mindset of success. These days so many people are just looking for a quick way to make a buck so they can … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Education – Time to Grow

The last month I've been experiencing what they call "growing pains" in my business. A few years ago when I didn't know where my next house payment was coming from I would have gladly welcomed this stage! However, when it happens it's quite scary, not really as fun as I thought it would be. It's decision making time. Making decisions - good decisions that is - is what separates success from struggle. Making good business decisions takes a great deal of courage and discipline. It takes strength … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur Education – Making Wallet-Decisions

As someone on the front lines, I have many stories of entrepreneurial missteps. There's one trait at the top of the bad list and that's the curse of indecision we talked about last week, or being frozen.  Now we're going to talk about what in my opinion is the second worst offense and that is making wallet-decisions. This is a decision making process whereas the only consideration was cost and nothing else. According to an article that I read a few days ago in Entrepreneurial Magazine over … [Read more...]

Dear Client, You’re Fired

Do you have clients that cause you to sit down with a tub of ice-cream and potato chips to drown your sorrows in? Or perhaps you need something a little bit stronger - say a bottle of wine or vodka? These are the types of clients that you need to send packing! They're costing you too much money! What Profitable Entrepreneurs Are Made Of Here's a little trivia for you.... - 1 million new micro businesses start up every year (A micro business is made up of 1 or 2 people.). - 80% of … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Determine the Cost of Your Time

  Let me share with you a sure fix of staying off the hamster wheel! Put a price tag on your time! Knowing and committing to the value of time is what separates entrepreneurs from wantrepreneurs. If you’re not making money – you have a hobby – not a business. However, even if you are making money – is it the amount you want? Managing time is the key to success in business, because time is money.  Entrepreneurs That Manage Their Time Make Real Money! When I finally started … [Read more...]

How to Become an Entrepreneur – The Leap

  Are you ready to become an entrepreneur? Are you ready to take the leap? There are so many people out there that have dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and having a business that they can call their own and be proud of - but they are afraid. This fear is very normal - it's a very scary thing. Actually, I wish I had a dollar for every circle I have paced around my house. I want to tell you that fear is actually necessary and can be a great motivator. However there are some things you … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs – Are You Stuck In The Middle Part?

  The drawing you see here is a tool I use with my coaching clients to provoke thought. The starting out represents the beginning or having to go back to square one, which many businesses face. The middle part is just what it says: You are right there in the middle, and this is when you have to do all the hard work that leads to finding your Nirvana. When you’re in the middle, you know what you want to do. You know what it will take to get you there, and you can see it in the … [Read more...]