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From Contacts to Contracts: Utilizing Networks for Business Growth

This is a guest post from Gloria Martinez (thanks Gloria)…! Starting a new business is an exhilarating journey, but landing your first clients can be daunting. One way to over come this is through networking. Leveraging your existing connections can be a powerful strategy. Read on to see how you can effectively use your network […]

Stop Doing Everything and Get More Done

There’s a secret to success that doesn’t get a lot of discussion around entrepreneurs. Doing less. Check out your favorite online guru, thought leader, or growth expert and you’ll likely hear a lot about the importance of ‘hustle’, effort, or hard work. And not without good reason – it takes a lot of work to […]

3 Things to Consider when Launching

I had a great discussion with a new entrepreneur last week – he’s been working a few side hustles for a while, but after 2 years of thinking and planning, he’s ready to launch a new stand-alone business. Every business (and start-up) is different, but as we were talking, 3 key points came up that […]

The Fearless Guide to Entrepreneurship: How to Build a Business That Can’t Be Tamed

This is a guest post from Jill Goodwin (see bio below) – Thanks Jill…! “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”—Anais Nin Fearless leadership is something most people can look up to. Whether it’s the warriors venerated in our history books or scientists who push the limits of human understanding, men and women […]

Critical Success Factor… Are you having Fun?

If you’re a business owner, there are a lot of tangible things you have to think about if you want to be successful. You need to be profitable – which means you have a handle on your costs and that you have a pretty good idea of how to sell. You need to be able […]

Beyond the Logo: Unconventional Branding Tips for Small Businesses

This is a guest post from Jill Goodwin – thanks Jill. “The more you tell, the more you sell”—David Ogilvy Branding plays a crucial role in the process of marketing your business. Small businesses in particular need to cultivate broad-reaching brand awareness in order to gain the public’s trust and establish themselves as contenders in […]