5 Tips to Establish a Healthy Balance Between your Work and your Life

When you start pursuing your career, you may find yourself in a situation where you work all of the time to accomplish your goals, but there are still not enough hours in the day. This is especially…
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5 Ways to Show Your Clients You Care About More Than Just Their Money

Working with clients is a great way to build long-lasting business relationships, but it’s also more complex than simply working with a multitude of customers where you don’t need to establish that…
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How Do I Keep My Bookkeeping Straight?

There is a dark cloud that hangs over the heads of small business owners that takes form in boxes of receipts, lengthy email chains, invoices unpaid, and unreturned emails from tax professionals. The…
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How Mindfulness Can Inspire Your Business

Running a business is hard. You need so much more than a college or university degree, a heap of industry experience, or being a marketing whizz to survive and thrive. You need resiliency…
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How to Balance Daily Profits and High Quality Projects

Are you trying to find a balance between paying the bills and following your dreams? Are you spending too much time managing small details, and not enough time working on bigger picture projects? As…
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How to Create Your Niche To Stand Out

You may have just earned a degree or certification, or you’ve read every book and knuckled down to some serious research. Either way, you have all this knowledge that’s ready to be put to use…
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How To Get Paid For Every Minute

I’m a productivity junkie. I really get a kick out of knowing that I’m not wasting time. I do this almost to a fault: making a list of errands in order of geographical convenience and logic is…
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How to Market Your Business on Facebook Without Coming Across Sales-y

Facebook is a great place to connect with your ideal clients. And being a small company or single person can actually give you an advantage. Here are five ways to market your business on Facebook…
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How to Raise Your Rates and Keep Your Clients

Have you been charging the same price for your services for a long time? If so, it may be time to consider increasing your rates. In this article I’ll discuss how to decide if the time is right…
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Is a Coworking Space Right for Your Business?

Finding the right space for your business is a headache. It’s difficult to find a workspace that matches your needs, those of your clients and doesn’t cost the Earth. You could choose to run your…
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Listen — The World Wants To Teach You How To Succeed

Near the middle of my sophomore year at University of Miami, I approached one of my professors with a question during a rehearsal : “How do you learn songs by ear?” I wish all of my problems could be…
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Planning for the “Unplanned”: How Improvisation Will Benefit Your Business

Wikipedia defines musical improvisation as: “the creative activity of immediate (‘in the moment’) musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental…
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Reciprocal Advantages: Asking For Help From Your Community

For small business owners, our dreams can be as big as mountains are tall. Growth to rival the next Amazon.com might be part of your five-year-plan, and when you shop for partnerships and…
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Side-Hustling the Southern ‘60s

My dad is a serial entrepreneur. I grew up watching him start & operate many businesses. We had a swimming pool, so naturally, he started a pool business. He owned a software company when computers…
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Sink or Swim: Here’s How You’ll Know When It’s Time To Jump Into Self-Employment

Working for a studio, company or school in a job you mostly love is mostly good, right? I mean, if you enjoy the arena you’re in, you’re pretty good at what you do, and you get paid almost enough to…
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The Double-Edged Sword of Amazon Prime

As I wait for my brain to settle, imagining the creative juices that are responsible for my very career in the arts are reaching a rolling boil, preparing to write about Amazon Prime, I am tempted to…
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The Secret To Building The Right Team For Your Business

I am in awe of single-person-run businesses. Sara Blakely, the entrepreneur and former-CEO of Spanx, comes immediately to mind. Have you listened to the first episode of “How I Built This”? It is…
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You are Valuable! Learning to Value Your Time and Work

How much is your time worth? Do you charge enough for your services? How much is “enough”, and how do you decide? It’s important to think about everything — tangible and intangible — that goes into…
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