Thinking Holistically

Overcoming Perfectionism in Your Business

This week, we’re continuing to look at the ways that entrepreneurs frequently sabotage their businesses, specifically letting perfectionism take over. Perfectionism...

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Stop Procrastinating and Get Down to Business

This week, we’re continuing to look at the ways that entrepreneurs frequently sabotage their businesses.One of those ways is procrastinating...

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How to Take Back Your Power in Business

In our last blog post, we looked at the ways that entrepreneurs frequently sabotage their businesses. One of those ways...

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Are You Sabotaging Your Business?

As entrepreneurs, we start our journeys with great intentions and aspirations. But as we realize how much goes into building...

Business Planning

Tips for Making Better Business Decisions

As a business owner, you are faced with many opportunities and decisions that can affect your business’ strategic direction. It...

Business Planning

Do I Need a Business Plan as a Freelancer?

Like many self-employed people, I fell into freelancing. I stumbled through marketing to former colleagues, taking whatever interesting projects came...

Thinking Holistically

Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?

Last week, I had a couple of different people in our classes ask me, “Do you think everyone is meant...

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How to Prepare Your Business for Your Vacation

As a business owner, it’s hard to find the time to take a vacation. Even if you are able to...

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Managing Your Mental Health as a Business Owner

Last week, we looked at some warning signs that might indicate that your business might be affecting your mental health....

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Is Your Business Affecting Your Mental Health?

As we’ve written about in the past, starting and growing your own business is an emotional rollercoaster. Navigating those highs...

Getting Started

Know Your Ideal Freelance Client

As a freelancer, you have limited time and money to spend on marketing your business. So, before you begin marketing...

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How to Prevent Decision Fatigue in Your Business

Last week, we discussed how decision fatigue can show up and affect your business. This week, we’re sharing some tips...

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Is Decision Fatigue Affecting Your Business?

After a long day, I was trying to decide what to write about in this blog post. Even though I...

Business Planning

What to Pay Myself as a Business Owner?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing on financial forecasting in a couple of our accelerator classes.  As we...

Getting Started

How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for Business Ownership

In last week’s blog post, we discussed the importance of preparing yourself financially for business ownership. This week we’re sharing...

Funding a Business

How to Create Your
Elevator Pitch

Last week, I had the opportunity to present a pitch workshop at a wonderful conference hosted by the Center for...

Building Capacity

Responding to a Client that Says You Charge Too Much

Last week, I was tabling at an event for entrepreneurs and organizations that serve entrepreneurs in our community. At these...

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Ways to Say “No” Without Hurting Your Business

In our previous blog post about setting boundaries in your business, we started the conversation about why it’s important to...

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Setting Boundaries in Your Business

As business owners, we often don’t set boundaries for fear of losing existing clients or not being able to find...

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Fall in Love with Your Business…Again

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, and I’ve been thinking about love and business. More specifically, falling in love with...

Building Capacity

How to Follow Up with Customer Leads

You’ve received the name and contact information of someone who could be a potential customer. Now, how do you begin...

Getting Started

How to Choose an Entrepreneurship Program

You recognize that you and your business could benefit from joining an entrepreneurship program. But, there are so many programs...

Getting Started

Should I Join an Entrepreneurship Program?

This is the year you’re ready to start your own business. And you’re trying to decide whether you should join...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

As a business owner, the beginning of the year is an exciting time. It brings an opportunity to reflect on...

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Where to Find Business Mentors

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why entrepreneurs need mentors. From that post, several people contacted me asking...

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Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors

As a freelancer, small business owner, or startup founder, you may be the only person working on your business. And,...

Entrepreneurial Journey

Creating Her Own Pathway as a Musician: MJ Lee.

This week, I had the honor of interviewing MJ Lee., singer songwriter and freelance wedding violinist. In this interview, MJ...

Business Planning

How to Set Your Freelancer Rates

When you are an employee, your employer tells you what your rate is through your salary. But as a freelancer,...

Getting Started

Guide to Getting Started as a Freelancer

Freelancing is on the rise. For individuals, freelancing offers a compelling way to work with more flexibility and the freedom...

Building Capacity

Reduce Your Stress with These Tips for Managing Your Business’ Cash Flow

Last week, we shared how to analyze your business’ cash flow.  Since this is such an important topic for business...

Entrepreneurial Journey

Supporting Local Bookstores: Hannah Onstad, H2O Content Strategy & LOAKL

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Hannah Onstad, freelance content strategist at H2O Content Strategy and founder of...