Category Archives: Business Planning

EPIC FAIL! My Greatest Area of Weakness and Why You Probably Shouldn’t be Listening to me!

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2014-08-29 13.50.23Ok, so I’m having a bit of a bad day.  What better time to write about my epic failures?!  Do you ever feel like you don’t have a clue how to run a business?  Me too!  I know, I know, you’re rolling your eyes right now because you’ve read my income reports.  I am the first to admit that I have some things figured out- and these are the things that I freely share.  There are parts of the business that are working for me and I have developed systems that can implemented and repeated over and over for fairly consistent income… but then there are the parts that I simply can’t figure out- Not for the life of me!  If you’re struggling with parts of the business or if there are areas of business that seem harder than learning Chinese (If you are from China, insert the difficult foreign language of your choice) then this post is for you! Continue reading

Outsourcing Basics for Business: 5 Simple Tips (#4 Will Have You Laughing Out Loud!)

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outsourceYears ago, before starting my business, I remember watching Office Space and deeply identifying with Peter Gibbons’ dream of “doing nothing“.  Office Space is a hilarious movie and now has a cult following. There is a good reason for this.  The movie strikes a nerve with many because it reflects the reality of millions of people (in a somewhat exaggerated fashion of course!)  So many people hate, sometimes even dread going to work!  The politics, the co-workers, the unreasonable expectations leave many feeling that they are just a rat in a wheel- running running running, with a small reward that seldom increases!  Over a period of time, this type of environment will leave most people drained or even in a state of desperation- looking for a way out- perhaps even going to the extreme side where one dreams of “doing nothing” for the rest of their days! Continue reading

Do You Have a “Disaster Plan” For Your Business? 5 Essential Tasks to Provide More Security

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fire extiguisherI’m not big on stirring up fear or panic despite the fact that it is a proven powerful tool used by marketers everywhere (and if you want to buy my course for only $47, I’ll show YOU how avoid panic and fear… just kidding).  The truth is, we live in a world of uncertainty.  If you’re working on transitioning from a traditional job to building a business selling online, your level of insecurity may actually increase (no steady or guaranteed income!)

About a week ago, I had the pleasure of taking my 4 year old on a field trip to the local fire station Continue reading