Category Family

3 Tips for Helping Your Friends and Family Understand What It’s Like To Own A Business

Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding and draining path to choose or both depending on the day! You probably came up with a great concept or product for your business, developed a business plan and came up with unique marketing techniques. You were so excited to get the word out because you just knew all of your friends and family would immediately be supportive, right? Well, I know it’s not that simple and at this point if you have launched your business you most likely do too. RELATED: Maintaining a Relationship with Your Partner While Being an Entrepreneur It’s not that your friends and family don’t care about your new venture. They care and support you just as they have done for years. A lot of the time they don’t understand the support that is needed from the outside to help your business really succeed. They didn’t get to watch Steve

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The Impact My Dad’s Suicide Still Has on Me

7 years ago today, I came home from school to the most devastating news that my dad committed suicide (more on that moment here). Some days, I look back and have no idea how it’s been 7 years and how I’ve manage to make it so far since then. Other days, it feels like it was yesterday and I still cry myself to sleep (not baby tears, like bawling my eye out because it still hurts so bad). I didn’t have the best relationship with my dad. He wasn’t my best friend or the most incredible role model a daughter could hope for. But, he was still my dad and I loved him with my entire heart. He tried to teach me about things like money, how people think, and how the world works and I was too naive to listen. Now I’d give anything to replay those conversations and to

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Home is Truly Where the Heart Is

Family. You can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them. In all honestly, I have never appreciated my family more than right now at this very moment. I have been away from them for only two months now and it has helped me realize what a home truly is. A house is not a physical place at all in my mind. Home is truly the people you have in your life that love you unconditionally. While living away from my mom, dad and grandparents I can hear all their advice whirling around in my head when I am going about my daily routine; Especially while walking alone at night or when I am buying groceries. “Be patient. Be aware of your surroundings. Work on having a budget. Take care of yourself. Don’t let the water run. Use your common sense. Make a new friend everyday. Be kind to

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