3 tools to build your business when you are feeling overwhelmed

Take small steps rather than no steps

I was watching one of my social media feeds recently.  Folks were expressing their sorrow  with the natural disasters in Puerto Rico.  And their frustration about the Virgin Islands and areas which didn’t get much coverage. I felt their pain. But I’m an entrepreneur.  We take action when we see problems.  So I got off […]

What women really need to know about starting a business

No, it's not just the business plan that women entrepreneurs need

  Are you a female and want to start a business? Or grow your service based business to earn some serious cash flow?   I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about the increasing number of women entrepreneurs. I’m happy when ANYONE starts a business. But I have a special place in my heart for any […]

3 reasons why you need to start sharing your personal brand in the midst of the craziness

If you KNOW you need to start your business but have every excuse in the book:

(READ THE SUMMARY BELOW) If you KNOW you need to start your business but have every excuse in the book: You don’t have enough time You need to learn how to use this tech tool You need to start marketing Anddddd you keep procrastinating   Here are insights on how you can present your personal […]

Why summer is a great time to tackle this business goal

The AC is pumping.  The drinks are chilling.  And every supermarket is pushing charcoal and grills as you enter.  Yup.  It’s summer summer summer time.   I used to live for this time of year.  Even when I had my busiest client seasons.  (Yes, I was crazy enough to develop youth entrepreneurship programs.  Which meant […]

Listen to what your clients want like your life depends on it

How often do you listen deeply to your clients? Putting your personal agenda secondary Taking your business and financial goals off the table Where you listen to your people like it’s the first time you have ever worked with a client And you are open to hearing the unfiltered truth Let’s keep it real.  It’s […]

How 10 min with LinkedIn can help you build better business relationships

Finding and building relationships is TOUGH when you run a service based business. Learn why I recommend LinkedIn as one option for your marketing

Do you have a LinkedIn account?  Great!  Get a stack of business cards – collecting dust – and add them to your account.  The cards which frustrated you because, you didn’t know what to do after you first met the person.     Finding and building relationships is TOUGH when you run a service based […]

Why I’m not bothered that we didn’t create vision boards at my recent workshop

If you want more than fancy doodads and trips, you'll look for these deeper visioning and goal setting opportunities.

Y’all I hosted a vision board workshop. And we didn’t even get to the part where you create the board.  But, I couldn’t be happier!  LOL Why this insanity you ask??? Because visions boards are about much more than pasting pretty pictures.  It is more than cutting fancy ads about the doodads you want or places […]

Be the CEO of your business and do a vision board

When I first heard about vision boards, I thought they were for people who believed unicorn poop is magical and money trees do really grow. I was too busy sweating in the trenches

When I first heard about vision boards, I thought they were for people who believed unicorn poop is magical and money trees do really grow.   I was too busy sweating in the trenches. Focusing on SWOT analysis and keeping the damn lights on Finding new customers and keeping them happy And my all time […]

Struggling to nail your brand? Start with a vision board

Have you tried to fill out the worksheets on your company brand? And you are scratching your head ? Check out this post for ideas

Ever get stuck trying to figure out your company brand or mission statement?  Those worksheets are hard in the early stages of your business.  Because you have NO idea what matters most to you or your future customers. So let me share an easier way to get started:

Why you need a vision board before you start your business

Sure they are often seen as "woo woo". But vision boards can add real value BEFORE you start your biz. Check out the video for tips why

Prefer to read it?  Or don’t have any headphones handy?  The edited transcript is below. Why you need a vision board before you start your business This is Malla Haridat here, helping you kick start your business.  I am a small business coach and I love helping folks take their business to the next level. […]