July 31, 2014
rosemary published this at 8:07 am
One of the most important pieces of equipment you need as a business owner is a healthy brain. You have to be able to make good decisions, think creatively, and respond to new challenges on a daily basis.
We donít understand a lot about our brains. For example, weíve been told we typically only use 10% of our brain. According to this myth-busting video from asapSCIENCE, we use all of it, all of the time. (So we donít have to worry about Lucy happening any time soon.)
My favorite way to keep my brain sharp Read More…
July 30, 2014
Dave published this at 10:38 am
One of the big decisions that can weigh on the shoulders of small business owners is the one of whether to offer group health insurance or not.
For those owners trying to decide one way or another, check out the following FAQ’s for some answers:
Does a small business have to offer health insurance to its employees?
No. Unless a small business has 50 or more employees, group health insurance is completely optional.
Why should small businesses Read More…
July 29, 2014
rosemary published this at 8:06 am
By Lisa D. Jenkins
I believe in blogging. Just not for me.
Every 7 days I sit down to write a post here. Against almost every bit of social media/blogging advice to the contrary, my own blog – for years aptly titled The Occasional and Erratic Blog – has sat sparse and neglected. But Iím just now understanding why.
Self-employment wasnít so much a carefully considered selection for me as it was a response to circumstances that required immediate action.
My two kids and I had decided to leave everything and start a new life Read More…
July 27, 2014
molly published this at 3:00 am
Here there be monsters. Under the bed. In the closet. In the basement. Who else here knew how to jump from the doorway to the bed at night so that the monsters couldn’t grab your ankle and drag you under?
When you get older, we know that the only things under the bed are fossilized Skittles, the Renegade Sock That Escaped from the Dryer and dust bunnies.
The real fears live within the telephone we don’t want to use when calling sales leads or funders. They live in our gut when we have to ask for Read More…
July 25, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:39 am
By Teddy Hunt
Running a successful business of any kind, whether it’s a brick and mortar store or an e-commerce website, requires the right tools. Before you launch your online company, make sure you have these programs and systems in place. Opening your digital doors without them is a risk your company should not take.
Unless your customers can buy your products easily, your e-commerce business will stumble out of the gate. A simple checkout experience powered by the right shopping cart platform can solve the problem before it starts. If you’ve never Read More…
July 24, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:13 am
The other day, I caught myself after 7pm, listening to a business podcast, scanning through a research report that is relevant to my business, and periodically glancing over to my iPhone, which was buzzing to alert me about new emails and social media updates from my friends and colleagues.
Did I mention that the television was on in the background?
Even typing that paragraph, Iím getting a headache.
Pretty sure that none of those activities advanced my business one iota. In fact, they probably set me back because my brain was in a tortured, fractured state.
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