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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Be the Smartest Person in the Room at Your Next Networking Event

Networking events are only a big deal to people who don’t know what they’re supposed to do when they get there. What kinds of questions do I ask? When should I hand out my business card? Who should I talk to?  People will tell you there are no rules to networking events (in other words: just be yourself). Unfortunately, being yourself...

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Make Your Value Clear: Stop Underselling Yourself

Your value is the amount that you’re worth- how much people are willing to pay you for your product or services. You’re losing customers because you haven’t proven to them that you’re worth what you’re charging. You’ve spent time working on something incredible, getting it just right. You made sure it was nothing short of...

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The Blueprint: Hashtags to Grow Your Business

Hashtags are the most overused social media tactic of online marketing. A close second is the “follow then unfollow” technique (which does absolutely nothing but waste your time). When used the right way, hashtags can be a fantastic method to help people discover your business. What are hashtags? Hashtags are when you implement the pound sign...

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Your Business Will Never Be Perfect Until You Screw It Up

Are you working or are you waiting? You have the burning desire to take the leap and change your life. You want to be an entrepreneur. You want your own business and you want to work on your terms. The moment you’re ready to get started, you look around at the competition and you realize you have a lot more planning to do. Finally, you get your...

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