Building Capacity

Reduce Your Stress with These Tips for Managing Your Business’ Cash Flow

We’ve shared how to analyze your business’ cash flow.  Since this is such an important topic for business owners, we...

Funding a Business

How to Create Your
Elevator Pitch

If you’re not familiar with the concept of an elevator pitch, it’s an overview of you and your business or...

Building Capacity

How to Follow Up with Customer Leads

You’ve received the name and contact information of someone who could be a potential customer. Now, how do you begin...

Thinking Holistically

Managing Your Mental Health as a Business Owner

Last week, we looked at some warning signs that might indicate that your business might be affecting your mental health....

Thinking Holistically

Is Your Business Affecting Your Mental Health?

As we’ve written about in the past, starting and growing your own business is an emotional rollercoaster. Navigating those highs...

Thinking Holistically

Overcoming Perfectionism in Your Business

This week, we’re continuing to look at the ways that entrepreneurs frequently sabotage their businesses, specifically letting perfectionism take over. Perfectionism...

Thinking Holistically

How to Take Back Your Power in Business

In a previous blog post, we looked at the ways that entrepreneurs frequently sabotage their businesses. One of those ways...

Thinking Holistically

How to Prevent Decision Fatigue in Your Business

Last week, we discussed how decision fatigue can show up and affect your business. This week, we’re sharing some tips...

Thinking Holistically

Is Decision Fatigue Affecting Your Business?

After a long day, I was trying to decide what to write about in this blog post. Even though I...

Thinking Holistically

Fall in Love with Your Business…Again

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve been thinking about love and business. More specifically, falling in love...

Getting Started

How to Prepare Your Personal Finances for Business Ownership

We’ve discussed the importance of preparing yourself financially for business ownership. This week we’re sharing some tips on how to...

Thinking Holistically

Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?

We are often asked, “Do you think everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur?” It is a thoughtful question on...

Getting Started

How to Choose an Entrepreneurship Program

You recognize that you and your business could benefit from joining an entrepreneurship program. But, there are so many programs...

Building Capacity

Start the Year Off by Organizing Your Business

Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is a great time to get organized in your business and prepare...

Thinking Holistically

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

As a business owner, the beginning of the year is an exciting time. It brings an opportunity to reflect on...

Business Planning

Tips for Making Better Business Decisions

As a business owner, you are faced with many opportunities and decisions that can affect your business’ strategic direction. It...

Business Planning

What to Pay Myself as a Business Owner?

When we look at forecasting business expenses, we always get asked “When is the right time to start paying myself...

Thinking Holistically

Ways to Say “No” Without Hurting Your Business

In our previous blog post about setting boundaries in your business, we started the conversation about why it’s important to...

Thinking Holistically

How to Prepare Your Business for Your Vacation

As a business owner, it’s hard to find the time to take a vacation. Even if you are able to...

Thinking Holistically

Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster of Starting a Business

If you’ve ever taken the leap of starting your own business, you’ve likely experienced an emotional rollercoaster. Your business seems...

Building Capacity

Responding to a Client that Says You Charge Too Much

I was reflecting on a past experience of tabling at an event for entrepreneurs and organizations that serve entrepreneurs in...

Thinking Holistically

Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors

As a freelancer, small business owner, or startup founder, you may be the only person working on your business. And,...

Thinking Holistically

Are You Sabotaging Your Business?

As entrepreneurs, we start our journeys with great intentions and aspirations. But as we realize how much goes into building...

Thinking Holistically

Setting Boundaries in Your Business

As business owners, we often don’t set boundaries for fear of losing existing clients or not being able to find...

Getting Started

Should I Join an Entrepreneurship Program?

This is the year you’re ready to start your own business. And you’re trying to decide whether you should join...

Thinking Holistically

Stop Procrastinating and Get Down to Business

This week, we’re continuing to look at the ways that entrepreneurs frequently sabotage their businesses. One of those ways is...

Business Planning

Do I Need a Business Plan as a Freelancer?

Like many self-employed people, I fell into freelancing. I stumbled through marketing to former colleagues, taking whatever interesting projects came...

Getting Started

Know Your Ideal Freelance Client

As a freelancer, you have limited time and money to spend on marketing your business. So, before you begin marketing...

Thinking Holistically

Where to Find Business Mentors

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why entrepreneurs need mentors. From that post, several people contacted me asking...

Entrepreneurial Journey

Creating Her Own Pathway as a Musician: MJ Lee.

This week, I had the honor of interviewing MJ Lee., singer songwriter and freelance wedding violinist. In this interview, MJ...

Business Planning

How to Set Your Freelancer Rates

When you are an employee, your employer tells you what your rate is through your salary. But as a freelancer,...

Getting Started

Guide to Getting Started as a Freelancer

Freelancing is on the rise. For individuals, freelancing offers a compelling way to work with more flexibility and the freedom...

Entrepreneurial Journey

Supporting Local Bookstores: Hannah Onstad, H2O Content Strategy & LOAKL

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Hannah Onstad, freelance content strategist at H2O Content Strategy and founder of...