The Basics of Financial Planning

Did you get into business because of your passion for finances? While some may answer “yes”, many more will say their reason for getting into business came out of a passion for providing a service or creating a product. This means that many people in business don’t have a background in finances, so keeping up […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Does Running a Business and Solving a Rubik’s Cube Have in Common?

Have you ever tried to solve a Rubik’s cube? Whether you’ve done so successfully or gave up in the attempt, you know that it is a tough puzzle to solve. Just when you get one face of the cube put together, all the same color, everything seems to shift and be ruined as you attempt […]

How to Make the Most Out of Online Networking

With the advent of social media, online networking has become just as important as face-to-face events. What is the online equivalent of the “elevator pitch?” Which social media sites are the most effective for professionals? Is it worth it to only develop one website at the expense of the rest of them? The following suggestions […]

Financial Planning for Your Startup: Tips and Tricks

One of the most important considerations for launching any small business is figuring out your finances. Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that you can get the most out of financial planning for your startup: Be Realistic While you might have a lot of big ideas, investing too much money too quickly […]

Now or Later: When to Expand Your Business

There comes a time with any small business when you’re going to ask yourself: “Should I expand?” Much like starting your business in the first place, expansion can be a scary prospect. Here are a few tips that should let you know whether or not now is an opportune time to expand your business operations.

Essential Components of Successful New Startups

So, you’re starting a new business! It’s an exciting time, and you’re probably full of great ideas. In addition to your passion and motivation, you’ll need a few other key components to ensure the success of your new startup.

5 Benefits of Hiring a Business Coach

If you’re ready to propel your business forward, you’ll want to consider enlisting a business coach to help make it happen. A coach will make your business more successful in so many ways, but here are five of our favorites: 1.    Get Unstuck It’s not uncommon for business owners to get stuck in their head, and […]