Less Stress in a Week: 7 Stress-Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Stress is a part of life for a local business owner. You’re probably not just building a business. You might also be holding down a day job, raising a family, and maintaining a marriage. In response to Stress Awareness Month in April, stress management expert, Carine Dieudé of Biostress Imagery, offered up a month’s worth […]

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How to Find the Perfect Product Pricing

One of the initial roadblocks first-time ecommerce entrepreneurs face is product pricing. What’s the right price to charge? Charge too much and no one buys. Charge too little, and your profits disappear. Before you hastily slap a price tag on your products, whether for your online store or physical location, read on. First, Know Your Costs Sure, […]

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6 Strategies to Succeed With Your Home Business

If you’re an entrepreneur with a home business, there are plenty of pitfalls that can keep you from success. Having worked from home (successfully!) for the past nine years, I wanted to share some tips to help you be smarter as a home-based business owner. 1. Treat It Like a Real Business I’m not sure why some people think that […]

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A Solopreneur’s Secrets for Successful Work/Life Balance

I’m coming up on my marketing company’s 9th anniversary, and I like to think I (finally) have it all together. I’ve managed to find my work/life balance formula as a solopreneur, and while you’ll have to come up with your own recipe, maybe my tips can help you too. Check out my four secrets below for […]

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Ramp Up Your Productivity With the Pomodoro Technique

As a business owner, you know the difference between “busy” and productive. Answering emails, dealing with glitches, and putting out “fires” can leave you exhausted at the end of the day. Yet, the worst part is, “busy” often doesn’t translate into productivity. And without productivity, you have no business. Here’s good news. You can train […]

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4 Ironclad Entrepreneur Skills Learned From Tony Stark

There’s no doubt about it. Tony Stark isn’t just a badass superhero as Iron Man – he’s also a famously successful businessman. While it’s true he inherited his company from his family, you don’t need a business to fall into your lap to run one successfully. With an entrepreneurial spirit, a bit of boldness, and […]

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The Friends Guide to Choosing the Right Business Partner

Choosing a business partner is kind of like choosing a significant other. You need someone who shares the same level of commitment as you. You need someone you feel like you can trust. You need someone who has the same values as you. And the hard truth is this: not every friend (no matter how […]

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3 Small Business Growth Lessons From Clate Mask of Infusionsoft

Three-thousand small business owners gathered last month in Phoenix for Infusionsoft’s annual user conference. They represented just 10% of Infusionsoft’s customer base. Not bad for a company that just opened its doors in 2002. Infusionsoft, which publishes sales and marketing software for small businesses, has quickly grown to become a huge company. But, like most […]

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4 Ways I Nearly Screwed Up My Business (and What I Learned)

I’ve run my own business coming up on 10 years, and I will admit: I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way as a small business owner. Fortunately, I’ve also learned from them. You will also make mistakes on your path to entrepreneurial success, of course, but to help keep you from making the […]

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Work Less, Make More: Top Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

When you’re running a business (and a life!) you have a lot to do. There are product photos to take, emails to send, orders to pack, and on and on. If you don’t develop systems to get your work done, it will consume you. Here are six top productivity apps every entrepreneur should use. 1. […]

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