Tag Archives: starting your business

3 game changing tips if you want to start your business next year

You have to be willing to unlearn some skills to succeed

I heard some amazing start-up business ideas this year.  So, if you are ready to start your business next year, consider these tips as you prepare. Because starting a business is like my favorite Facebook status – It’s complicated. And rather than share the traditional checklist like: Consider your legal structure Order business cards and secure […]

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 […]

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 service professionals struggle when they start a business

There are so many things to learn when you hang out your shingle. Start first by speaking so that your prospects understand why you

Over the years, I’ve encountered many people who want to start a service business.  Rather than working any longer for “The Man”, they opt to hang up their own shingle.  No more office politics.  No unfair promotions.  Just the projects that they are enjoy.  And checks that they don’t have to share!  Yessssssssssss!!! Most working professionals […]

Before you worry about incorporating, do this

Prove that you have a business.  Earn your first check.  Gain your first three sales.  And be stuck with a check you can’t cash because you ain’t got a legal structure. It might seem counterintuitive to much of the advice that you read about start-ups.  But hear me out on why I’m suggesting you start with […]

No money and I need to find a location for my business!

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 […]

Kill your long things to do list and just focus on two things

I used this tip when I first started using social media.  Focus. Focus. Focus.  Stop trying to do EVERYTHING all at once. Yes, yes, yes, I know the things on your list seem important.  But are they really putting money in your pocket? Far too often, we focus on too many things.  We miss out […]

Piggybackr, Andrea Lo – Tips for youth crowdfundraising

  I heard about Andrea Lo from a Forbes.com mention and was blown away by her business idea.  Youth crowdfundraising!  Talk about taking the door to door school sales campaign to the next level!! She is a former consultant turned entrepreneur.  She did her due diligence by networking with entrepreneurs and having an internship in […]