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How Do You Know if You Should Leave Your Job? (and When to Do It?)

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018Should you leave your job? Do you feel stuck, bored, unhappy at work? Do you wish you could leave but can’t see how you can quit? Here’s how – and when – to move into a career or a business of Read More …

Pros and Cons of Driving for Uber

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017Thinking about picking up a side job driving for Uber? The promise of a good income and flexible schedule is enticing, but consider these pros and cons first. Looking to make some money on the side as your business grows? Some Read More …

Why Small Businesses Fail: Top 7 Reasons for Startup Failure

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2018Why do small businesses fail? Business failure isn’t something you want to think about when you start a business. But  if you want your business to succeed, you need to know, and avoid, these  7 common reasons why businesses fail. According Read More …

Brand Strategy for Your New Business

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017Developing your business’ brand is one of the most important steps in starting a business. It’s how customers will remember you and how you’ll stand out from the competition. Put these brand strategies to work when crafting your brand. Finding the right Read More …

Top 6 Problems Freelancers Face (and What to Do About Them)

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017Frustrated by clients who try to tell you how to do the job they hired you for? Or worse, are slow to pay when the job’s done? Freelancing comes with new challenges you didn’t face as an employee. Here are the Read More …

Starting a Business After 50

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2018Think you’re too old to start a business? Your midlife years could be the perfect time to start that business you’ve always dreamed of. Here are some points unique to your situation that you’ll want to consider. Hey 50-somethings! Think you’re Read More …

How to Start a Technology Business and Grow Your Family at the Same Time

Last Updated: Apr 3, 2018Starting a technology company is a demanding task for any entrepreneur. But launching that business when you have two young children and a third on the way  is a particularly challenging undertaking. Here’s how one enterprising woman did it. What do Read More …

How to Make Money as a Writer

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2013Making money writing isn’t as easy as it once was, but it’s not impossible. Here’s a realistic view of what it takes to make a living as an author. Used to be if you were a writer there were plenty of Read More …

Five Actions to Take When You Hear, “I Don’t Trust You”

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2018Do your colleagues and employees think you’re trustworthy? And if they don’t, how do you go about building trust? Here are five things you can do. Talking about trust is tough in business. When a colleague tells you, “I don’t trust Read More …

It’s Personal: Think Like a Nonprofit to Help Your Business Grow

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just for big businesses and nonprofits. Small businesses need to be value-driven and give back to the community too. Here’s why.  Owning and running a business requires a daily schedule filled with tough calls: Who is Read More …