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8 Proven Ways to Get Past Resenting Your Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Like many, you began working long past the hours you intended for challenging clients for a smidgen of what your business needs to grow. Before you realized, resentment crept in. Sound familiar?

Quit Working So Hard

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

At the end of the day, how much of that time was purely, and truly productive? I've found through my years as a small business owner, that it's not about how much time you put in (how "hard" you work), it's about the quality of work you're producing.

10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Achieve Greater Coaching Success Than Others

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Taking the courageous step to engage a strategic business coach is a big deal for many entrepreneurs. For some, it means admitting they can't grow their business alone--no matter how smart they are. It also means coming face-to-face with beliefs and behaviors that are getting in the way of success.

How to Stay Sharp When You're Sleep Deprived

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

After dinner with the kids in bed, you slip into your home office for a few hours of uninterrupted work time. Finally, when the clock strikes midnight, you drop into bed, utterly exhausted.

Could This Be The Key To Closing The Gender Pay Gap?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

It's no secret that full-time working women trail their male counterparts in average annual earnings. According to the White House, women make just 77...

Conversations With Michelle Joan Papillion

Rai Mensah | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Rai Mensah

Everyone heads to Basel with many different intentions in mind. However, the one thread that connects each and every attendee is their appreciation for art and its creators.

From Food Stamps to Financial Success -- Without Burn Out

Britt Bolnick | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Britt Bolnick

When my daughter was 14-months-old, her father left us, leaving me with a hefty mortgage, a physically taxing waitress job, a baby who clung to me all her waking hours, and a body, heart and mind that was steps away from a complete breakdown. My discomfort led to a moment of clarity: I could make a decision about how we wanted to live.

What's in Your Handbag? The Female Factor in Philanthropy

Betsie Gambel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Betsie Gambel

As we as business owners plan our own company's future, it might be worthwhile to consider the female factor and how we, too, can realize that doing good is good for business.

How Small Business Owners Should Participate in 'Bring Your Kids to Work Day'

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

To encourage small business owners to break from the fold and start showing off their job to their kids, here is my advice on what to do when you bring your kids to work.

Dennis Miller To Small Biz Owner: 'Fire Somebody With An Obama-Biden Sticker'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.18.2013 | Small Business

Comedian and conservative political commentator Dennis Miller has some advice for small-business owners who claim Obamacare is causing them to lay off...

Six-Figure to Seven-Figure Entrepreneur Productivity Evolution: Marsha Wright and Simon Wright

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Every entrepreneur who grows a business will notice that the needs and challenges of that business change as revenues and profits increase. The start...

Tapping Into Productivity

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

I recently delivered a presentation called "Manifest Your Purpose through Productivity" for Powerful Women International in Houston, Texas. The title...

Prioritizing for Productivity

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Have you noticed that solopreneurs and small business owners everywhere are talking about being overwhelmed these days? And everyone knows, whether consciously or subconsciously, that being overwhelmed is the mortal enemy of productivity.

Food Truck Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.01.2013 | San Francisco
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Food-truck grazing is a great, casual, and often inexpensive way to dine, but it's not a free-for-all. Food-truck vendors are small business owners, and following certain rules when patronizing them makes everybody's experience more enjoyable.

Knitter Turns Hobby Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business (Video)

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Laura Zander started her yarn shop in a small town in California she was hoping to make $30,000 a year. "That would be great," she told The Story...

Support Fearless Small-Business Owners

Ree Varcoe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

I challenge you to look around your own village, town or city and rediscover those little golden nugget merchants lost in a sea of contemporary, bulk-buying, cheap import stores. Drive a little bit out of your way to reach them once in a while if they're not on your normal commute.

You're The Worst Boss Ever

Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business

Yes an office job might ruin your life, but being your own boss is hardly a cakewalk. The modern small business owner is massively stressed. Accor...

Why Glenn Beck Is The Ultimate Small Business Guy

Gene Marks | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Let me be clear: I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck. But as a small business owner I respect what he's doing.