Tag Entrepreneur

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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5 Ways to Make Wellness an Important Part of Running Your Business

Running a business is not for everybody. While being an entrepreneur is very rewarding, it can also be very demanding. You are the go-to person, whether you are a soloprenuer or running a business with a team that reports to you. No matter the size of your business, it can be so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day work that sometimes the business starts to run you – taking a toll on your health and overall wellness. Here are five wellness tips to help business owners: 1.) Find ways to get social. I’m not talking about social media. I am talking about actually getting social with those important to you in your personal life. Sure, interacting with some of those special to you online or even keeping in touch on a regular basis through text messaging and that is fine, but when was the last time that you actually

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Knowing When To Let a Client Go

No one wants to fire a client.  I don’t know many people who find joy in cutting off relationships, but in the business world, we have to be willing to let a client go.  It’s always helpful if you can vet potential clients on the front end, but too often clients don’t show their true colors until the relationship has begun.  In order to have a healthy client base, you’ll need to prepare yourself, prepare your client, & have an exit strategy.  If you take these steps when building your business in the early days, then you’ll be able to prune your client list without a second thought. [Tweet “”You don’t want to damage your reputation and credibility by acting on impulse.” – @lashondambrown”] Prepare Yourself Most people that struggle with firing a client have unrealistic expectations.  They want their client to respect them, respond instantly to phone calls &

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When You Should Leave Your Day Job to Start Your Dream Business

You are the only one who can really answer this question for yourself, but I can tell you that I’ve been there. I’ve sat in my office with the gorgeous view of the east side of Manhattan, NYC with a decent salary asking myself the same question. A few years ago I was in your shoes. I was working my butt off for a great company, learning and growing while living the same day to day schedule in an industry I wasn’t quite fit to be in. Finance! What was I doing working in Finance you say? Well, at one point, my 24 year old self came across a great opportunity to learn about business while working for a financial start-up with industry leaders who had incredible entrepreneurial success in their prior life. This was the best decision I could have made at the time. I was in between jobs,

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How to Stop Stressing and Start Attracting Success

I know some of you are capitalizing on every minute of your weekend to cross things off your to-do list like a boss. So, I’m asking you to stop for just a few moments and ask yourself an important question:  Is your business REALLY working for you?  Sure, you might have your full load of clients, customers are buying your product left and right, profits are increasing, and you have more people than ever reaching out to you about collaborating, so everything’s great right? But what price are you paying to attain this standard measurement of success? Being an entrepreneur is rough, like really really rough. Are you working 24/7? Do you dreamstorm (this is where you have dreams about your clients because your mind literally never ever shuts off)? Are you neglecting your friends and family because your business takes up every ounce of your time and not to mention your energy? I

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Unlock Confidence with La Clé Jewelry

La Clé Jewelry has created a product that is both unique and inspiring. Their name translates from French as, “the key,” but these aren’t your ordinary key-shaped pendants. Each pendant is a real repurposed vintage key, and each color represents a different positive quality. The color will fade over time, but unlike most faded jewelry, that’s actually a good thing: “As the color of your key fades over time, it symbolizes the positive energy you’ve absorbed from your key words. Once the color of your key is completely gone, you have the power to make a difference. Take a picture of your #NakedKey and send it to us with a note about what your color/word means to you, and La Clé Jewelry will make a donation in your name to a charity of your choice!” We spoke with the founder, Deanna Saracino, about being an entrepreneur, time management, Scandal, and

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