The Top 3 Qualities That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

How does one become business savvy? Is it in you from birth or is it something you learn through a ton of experience? It’s a question I’ve wondered about for years. And while I don’t know if it’s possible to be born with the qualities you need to succeed as an entrepreneur — I do know that they can be learned. Entrepreneurs are...

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How to Maintain Your Privacy With a Personal Brand

The first rule to modern entrepreneurship is to understand that people buy from people. But, do you have to sacrifice your privacy for the privilege of becoming a business owner? “Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.” –Janet Louise Stephenson The internet proves there is nothing new under the sun. No matter...

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Paying Yourself When You Own a Small Business: Ultimate Guide

If you’re struggling with deciding the right way to go about paying yourself in the early stages of your business, there are two things I want to leave with you. First of all, that you are not alone. Entrepreneurship is a sea of uncertainty and this is one of many areas that will leave you confused. Second, sans fluff, this article will clarify the...

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Follow Through: Proven Practices for Actually Getting Things Done

Standing in front of the mirror, giving yourself a pep talk. They’re great for your self-esteem and terrible for results. Pep talks make you feel safe and inspire you temporarily. It’s also a great way to feel OKAY with giving mediocre effort. Most people who give their all, day in and day out don’t get into the habit of giving themselves...

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Reinventing Yourself is Key to Getting Everything You Want

I finally decided on the concept for my next tattoo. It will symbolize my ability to shed old skin and don new skin, effortlessly. I’ve reinvented myself so many times, I can’t keep up. All blessing, no curse. Reinventing myself time and time again makes me feel like I’ve lived quite a few lifetimes. I don’t just mean starting fresh...

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Savvy Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Waste Time: The One Page Business Plan

Often, I hear from entrepreneurs who want to write a business plan and can’t figure out what they need from what they don’t. It can quickly become a complicated mess – especially if you aren’t sure how far you want to take your business idea or have no clue how to make it happen. Hover over the image to pin it for later! Business plans are...

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11 Reasons I Believe Every Entrepreneur Needs a Business Coach

Hiring a business coach can mean the difference between working hard and working smart. As entrepreneurs, we tend to develop “head in the sand syndrome.” We get so focused on our business, growing, learning, branding, and marketing that we don’t get a chance to step back and see how well our efforts are paying off. Don’t worry...

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Brand Secrets: Interview With Top Blogger Naomi Dunford

  Naomi Dunford, the founder of IttyBiz, has been in the blogosphere for a long, long time (nearly 10 years). She’s earned quite a name for herself, recognized by the likes of Forbes, Copyblogger, and Problogger. Between marketing, creating, and helping itty bitty businesses flourish, she’s also a mother of two young boys. She is living proof...

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