Are You Running a Business or a Hobby?

What’s the major difference between a business and a hobby? While you may be equally passionate about a business or a hobby, there’s one important difference that should inform your planning and decisions: a business needs to make money. If there’s no profit margin, there’s no business. While many businesses occasionally run into the red, […]

First Who: Why You Need a Team Before a Detailed Plan

When you run a business, it can seem impossible to stay on top of everything. Finances, production, your office or sales space and customer satisfaction are just a few of the elements you have to keep track of. In order to make progress and achieve the dreams you have for your business, you may be […]

Understanding Your Now to Plan for the Future

Stop for a minute. Breathe. What’s going on in your world and business right now? What is your most pressing priority in your life and why? Are you in touch with your personal and professional goals? Are you working to achieve them? Often, we get caught up so deeply in the everyday grind that we […]

How to Keep Up in the Break-Neck World of Business

Do you ever feel like if you take a break, go on vacation, or go home on time, you’ll hurt your business? With the never-ending to-do lists, high expectations and constant demands on your time and attention, it may seem impossible to continue running at the speed of light. The word “resilience” is the answer […]

A Lesson in Value from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

In business, your product or service must fulfill a need that clients are seeking. Otherwise, no one would buy it! If you make sales, you’re meeting someone’s needs. Part of successful business and marketing, in particular, is understanding your client’s needs and working to meet them even more fully. To help understand human needs better, […]