Starting a business is a funny thing. You start out with one idea and before you know it…it’s blossomed into a multi-national $40 million company with 10,000 employees. You are making moves and raking in the dough. Why? Because you have no shortage of good ideas. And ideas are great. But the big difference for […]
A friend of a friend reached out to me recently for help on finding a location for her business. She has her Masters in Education and wants to start a childcare center in her community. As we started talking I realized that she had a challenge that many start-up entrepreneurs face: How do I […]
I attended a group biz plan pitch and had an “aha” moment about the importance of having a solid mental game. I watched 5 groups pitch business plans ideas. They were innovative. Well researched. HUGGEEE focus on creating a positive impact. And what caught me off guard was that they were teenagers who were presenting!! […]
Stop putting PR as one of the last things to do in your business! I get why it happens. You think “Some day I’ll hire someone to manage my PR. Right now I need CASH flow baby!” You do. And having a personal relationship with PR can help you get the cash flow. It’s a transition […]
One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs make during their startup….. Not assessing the skills they need to run a business. Yes, you need to figure if you’ll incorporate or not. Your office location is sorta important. And you’ll definitely need startup funds. (But has anyone heard of bootstrapping til you make it?) But […]
Not sure you can make money doing what you love? You can! Even if you want to start a service based business. First if you haven’t read Part 1 – check it out! There is a way to combine your talents into a business model that pays. Check out the two tips below.
Is there something that you love to do? A talent you have? Something that you know you are good at? I remember the first time that I “found” one of my talents. I had to teach a group of rowdy 6th graders in an afterschool program when the main instructor failed to show up. I […]
Dislike marketing? Rather be spending time DOING your business rather than finding customers? I get it. Check out my suggestions in my first post. We are not going after perfection here. But you need a plan. So have fun with your strategy day first and then come back to Step #2 and #3.
I’m sure you could fill in that blank with a bunch of different things. You’d rather be DOING your business than: developing your marketing strategy; figuring out your target market, ideal client, most fantabolous client avatar coming up with ideas for how to spread the word about what you do or creating strategies why YOU […]
I’ve been working like a crazy woman these past few months. I’ve run thirteen events from marketing the registration website to the final thank yous; worked with two large clients on conferences or trainings; held strategy calls with clients’ wrote for my blog and other blogs; and gone through an intense review and rehaul of […]