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“What Kind of Business Should I Start?” A Surprising Answer from A Successful Entrepreneur

I often get asked what you might think is a simple question: “What kind of business should I start?” For the first time in many years, I find myself in the same boat as the folks who ask me that question. I (surprisingly) don’t have a concrete answer to this question for myself right now–but, as I’ll show you in this post, I have a way to figure it out. After I sold … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Build a Successful Career

Building your dream career doesn’t have to be challenging. With a few little changes, it is possible to advance in your career and meet or exceed all your professional objectives. To help you onto the road to success, we are providing twelve ways to build a successful career. Self-Improvement The learning process should never end as we age, especially when it comes to our professional life. If you … [Read more...]

Week 2: “How Do I Start A Business When I Don’t Have Any Time?”

It’s week 2 of my adventure in 2015 to start a business. I started out last week not knowing what kind of business I wanted to start. This week, I’m taking an introspective look at another common issue people have when they want to start a business–and one that plagues me as well! It’s all about the feeling of not having enough time to start a business. Technically, I work … [Read more...]

Knowing Patients Improves Their Care

How well do you know your patients? Healthcare professionals fight an uphill battle when they try to tackle customer relationships on their own. Why? It’s incredibly difficult to get to know patients in today’s very impersonal, computerized world. Patients are far too often shuffled through the assembly line of a doctor’s office and then sent on their way, with little … [Read more...]

Strengthening Your Business Startup: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re planning to start a business, you should be proud – it takes a lot of guts, a vision, the willingness (and ability) to get an enterprise going with the aim of long-term success. Starting a business is an exciting journey, but it’s a stressful and sometimes a tricky journey as well, as confirmed by the experts from Next-Insurance.com. It requires plenty of planning and even more work. If … [Read more...]

Week 5: What Do You Really Want to Do With Your Life?

I haven’t posted in a few weeks, though, as you’re about to find out, I have a really good reason for that! Also in this post, I share with you a (somewhat embarrassing) story about how I figured out what I really wanted to do most in my life. My boyfriend, John, owns a retail store called 1Up Repairs. He fixes cell phones, Xboxes, PS3s, and computers for a living. I’ve been … [Read more...]

10 Best Sites to Buy Cheap Office Supplies For Your Business

With back-to-school season in full swing, I’m getting the itch to browse the office supply store shelves and go wild. And there are lots of ways to score cheap office supplies on a budget! As you begin restocking your home office or small business space, get creative. Try purchasing from a reputable site, or checking out a new company you haven’t tried yet. Thanks to the internet, there are … [Read more...]

My Stake in the Ground: What I’m Building This Year

It’s been just over a year since my last company failed/got acquired, and I’m excited to announce the project I’m going to be working on for the foreseeable future! I’ve long been frustrated by the state of marketing information for small businesses. It’s what led me to start my last company, and, today, a bit more than year after that company failed, I still get the … [Read more...]

How Your Perfectionist Instinct Can Kill Perfectly Good Business Ideas

Back in May, I posted about the new direction I was taking this year, and my shiny new domain name, freedom.biz. Then, although it wasn’t my intent, I went radio silent on this blog for over 3 months! What happened? Well, two surprising things…both good. One, our business at 1Up Repairs took off more quickly and grew much faster than we had anticipated. We’ve currently … [Read more...]

5 Awesome Self-Care Tips for Dealing With a Stressful Business

Dealing with a stressful business can make you question why you wanted to be a business owner in the first place. I get it. I’ve struggled with this too. So today I’m sharing a few ways to successfully deal with a stressful career by engaging in self-care — that you can do for cheap (or even free!). For most of this year I’ve personally struggled with the daily stress of managing my … [Read more...]

A History Of Factoring In The Trucking Industry

The trucking industry has been utilizing methods for invoice factoring as far back as the late 1940s, post World War II.It was at this time that roads and highway systems in the west were expanding and making significant improvements. Trucking thenstarted to become a vital part of North America’s supply chain network and transportation companies enjoyed an increase in funding from both banks and … [Read more...]

Productise for Business, Profit and Productivity

Productising not commoditising Consulting and coaching businesses are great because you get a deep connection with your customers, their problems and goals, plus you can start quickly (and start making money faster) than many other business models. There are some downsides though. That deep connection means there are always lots of “exceptions to rules”, people flake on paying, it is … [Read more...]

New Year, New Business

You may have wondered why I haven’t blogged in so long–until this week! The answer is pretty simple: 1Up Repairs exceeded all our expectations in terms of revenue and growth, and between that and learning how to be Mackenzie’s mom, I didn’t have time to really type out a blog post. We were running full-speed ahead just trying to keep up with unprecedented growth. To give … [Read more...]

Which Conversion Optimization Techniques Should I Implement To Increase Online Sales?

Typically, business owners start advertising their companies online because they realize that doing so can increase their sales. Once you’ve drawn this conclusion, your next step is figuring out which types of conversion optimization strategies you should implement to improve your online sales. Luckily, there are hundreds of them. Here are several that you might find particularly useful: 1. … [Read more...]

How Google Chrome 62 Can Affect Your SEO and Online Business

For years, Google Chrome is a well-liked web browser for a lot of online business owners. Do you also prefer this browser? If yes, you may want to check out the latest update for desktops called Chrome 62 that was released on October 17. Let’s see how this update will change the game. What’s New With Google? Google puts a lot of effort into improving the security of browser users, … [Read more...]

How to Generate a Passive Income with Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online, and when done right, can also create a passive income.  Affiliate marketing basically involves advertising somebody else’s products or services, usually on your own blog or website.  Within the advertisements you publish, you will link to the product or service in question using an affiliate referral link.  If anyone who visits … [Read more...]

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