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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When Goals Become Habits and Habits Become Your Lifestyle

How do you go from $0 to $100,000, and eventually $1 million? The same way you lose 100 pounds. The same way you get your two-year-old potty-trained. The exact same method you use to make it through school, buy a house and start a business. You get there by setting tiny, achievable goals for yourself and work as hard as you can to make those goals happen...

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7 Things About Entrepreneurship That No One Will Tell You

While the idea of entrepreneurship has been an elusive concept for a long time, it is a goal that has recently become more attainable. Everyone has their own reasons for starting a business, but there are certain desires that we all have in common. We want our freedom. We want our recognition. We want a legacy.   It took a while for society to accept...

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Designing A Life You Love: The Secret Path to a Successful Future

Jen Louden, author and speaker, wrote a post about  living in the “now.” She spoke of giving up the quest for something greater or something better and being content with life exactly as it is right now. For a moment, it resonated me. I thought to myself, “What if I just stopped striving and focused on living. What would happen if I...

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Marketing Strategies: A Different Approach to Attract New Customers

You spend hours agonizing over trying to find the right technique to bring you massive success. The problem isn’t your content or your product, it’s getting people to discover you in the first place. Everyone said, “Well, start a blog.” So you did. Needless to say, the traffic didn’t come rolling in the way you thought it...

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Terrible Employees Make Exceptional Entrepreneurs

I once dreamed of climbing the corporate ladder. The idea of going to college for 7-10 years to earn a 6 figure salary greatly appealed to me. I thought all those years of learning, working tirelessly, and fighting my way to the top would make me into a smart, savvy, cutthroat asset for a firm. The vision held strong until I became an employee. For years...

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4 Easy Steps to Creating the Perfect Business Idea

What’s the difference between a good business idea and a profitable one? What if I told you that choosing a business idea was nowhere near as important as strategically planning your business idea. Last week I held a mastermind focus group with budding and aspiring entrepreneurs. I wanted to take a closer look at the obstacles that came between...

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What It’s Really Like Having Your Own Business

Mothers all around the world have one thing in common with entrepreneurs – a baby. I’m both a mother and an entrepreneur; let me tell you, I don’t know which is harder. The experience of starting a new business is almost exactly the same experience as a first-time mother with a newborn. Failure is right around the corner When you become...

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