Category Archives: How to build your business

Malla’s tips on how to build and kickstart your business

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 […]

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. […]

Stop waiting. Start this before you need the $$$

There is something that entrepreneurs often forget when they are planning all of the details.

  Nervous about flipping the switch to start your business?  Because you don’t have everything “all together” yet? STOOOOPPPP the nonnnnnnsense.  You ain’t never gonna get it perfect. Just start. Before you are ready Before you have things organized Or perfect And for the ladies who are about to flip me the side eye……I’m talking to […]

Don’t get fixated on your planner this New Year

It’s tempting to get “goo goo gaa gaa” over creating new goals at the beginning of the year. The sales teasing you to buy new planners The webinars inviting you to set powerful intentions The books, blogs, the articles that beckon you to live your life fully The feeling of being left out if you don’t […]

You must do this before you zone out for the holidays

This is the one key task you must do if you want to set better business goals next year

Take an honest look at your numbers. I know.  This isn’t the “whoo hooo we are goal setting ” moment that you wanted.  No planners.  No cool strategy maps.  No vision boards or business plans. Instead, it’s a quiet moment of reflection for some.  Or a “Let’s come to the altar and pray ” moment […]

The Freelance Isn’t Free Act: 3 tips to leverage this NYC opportunity

3 tips to take advantage of getting paid as a freelancer in the wake of the NYC Freelance Ain't Free Act

I’m still in shock.  The New York City Council recently passed the nation’s first bill that protects freelancers who are not paid on time. Yesssss!!  This is a game changer. The bill will protect New York City based freelancers who are not paid by their clients.  Highlights include: Freelancers can require payment within 30 days If […]