Burning your business plan is the latest craze. We talk about why having and using a business plan helps you get clarity, align your goals, and set revenue targets to help you stay on track. Sandra Hughes also recommends building your business as a side hustle. Listen to this episode to learn why and how.
How do small business owners and entrepreneurs differ?
The differences affect things like goal-setting and decision making. We also talk about why the entrepreneurial spirit is important and how to engage with other effectively when exercising your entrepreneurial muscles.
Let’s just start with the basics. What is gratitude? It’s the quality of being thankful.
Every year at Thanksgiving time, messages constantly tell us how important it is to be thankful.
First, let’s acknowledge that not everyone considers Thanksgiving a time to be thankful. Just last week I talked to a Native American woman who told me she doesn’t eat at all on Thanksgiving Day because she doesn’t acknowledge it as a holiday to celebrate.
It’s a little bit early for Christmas (for some people), but as it turns out Santa Claus has some stellar ideas — especially when it comes to his methods of choosing who gets presents! You know what I’m talking about… He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice.
Emotional spending — especially on all those too-good-to-be-true tech tools and apps — distracts you from your budget, goals, and dreams.
Recently I talked about how to build a rock-solid foundation for a rock-solid business and why getting the basics of your business right is key to having a successful business. Today, we’re going to build on that foundation and discuss how to choose your projects without blowing your business or your technology budget!
I’m sure you’ve heard the parable about the man who built his house on the sand vs. the man who built his house on the rocks.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the house built on the stones outlasted the house that was built on sand.
Data is a word that’s daunting to many business owners. It’s much more fun to trust inspirational quotes and the latest trends to determine your next step. However, there comes a time for every business where you have to believe the data to move forward in the right direction.
And, to do that there is a series of business analysis strategies you can use. Here are a few.
The origin of the term “Up a creek without a paddle” is widely unknown, but many people believe it came from England. Luckily, you don’t have to understand the origin of the term to understand the meaning.
To put it simply, “Up a creek without a paddle” means that you are STUCK. As in, can’t turn around, can’t get out, can’t swim your way to shore unless someone helps you. Alone — you’re out of luck.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Did you know the full phrase is “curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back?” Changes things a little, doesn’t it?