Start Your Business without Leaving Your Job: The Siren’s Song of Entrepreneurship

If you’re currently employed but ready to start your own business, quitting your job to devote your time exclusively to the business shouldn’t be done in haste. You’re probably thinking that this is intuitively obvious, but the siren’s song of entrepreneurship is seductive. It’s even more difficult to stay at your current job if you’reContinue reading “Start Your Business without Leaving Your Job: The Siren’s Song of Entrepreneurship”

Finding the “Secret Sauce”: Reducing Revenue Risk

How do you position the relationships you have with your customers and competitors to improve the probability that you’ll meet your monthly number? Business owners who can do this have often found the “Secret Sauce” for running a successful business. I recently interviewed a business owner who has done just that. Personal Trainer’s largest barrier toContinue reading “Finding the “Secret Sauce”: Reducing Revenue Risk”

Leveraging Fortune 500 Business Practices for your Start-Up Business: Reduce the Need for Fire Fighting

What if when you started your business you understood that you’d make mistakes but made the decision to make each mistake only once? What if you also decided to do your best once to insure any employees you (eventually) hire could learn from the mistakes you’ve made? Fortune 500 companies understand how this mindset andContinue reading “Leveraging Fortune 500 Business Practices for your Start-Up Business: Reduce the Need for Fire Fighting”

Setting Yourself Up for Success: Identifying the Skills You Need to Succeed … and Learning Those Skills

Understanding the knowledge you’ll need when you start your business can prevent the “I didn’t know what I didn’t know” phenomena that stalls and derails many start-ups. Factoring in the time it will take you to learn the new skills necessary for launching, operating, and marketing your business also leads to more realistic expectations andContinue reading “Setting Yourself Up for Success: Identifying the Skills You Need to Succeed … and Learning Those Skills”

Start Your Business Without Leaving Your Job: Ideas for an Admin Assistant

Yesterday I enjoyed a conversation with a brave woman from England who moved to the states with her husband. She left family and friends to move for his career, only to have the marriage dissolve when she’d been here long enough that it made better sense to start over here than go back to England. SheContinue reading “Start Your Business Without Leaving Your Job: Ideas for an Admin Assistant”