Does Your Business Spark Joy? How to Create a Business You Love
Unless you live on a desert island with no internet or Netflix (and if so, can I visit you?), you’ve probably seen, or at least heard of, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Marie Kondo is a professional organizer and the author of The…Read More
How to Love Your Business at ANY Stage
This time last year, I was sitting on the beach on Coronado Island on a work vacation. It was magical! I spent a whole month with my son in my favorite place in the world, working minimal hours because I had an amazing team to help my business run smoothly without me.
That’s one of the things I really love about my business, that it allows me that kind of flexibility.
I wish I could say I’m writing this from that same sunny beach, but I’m not. I’m home in freezing cold Ohio because my son is in Kindergarten now and this season of my life simply doesn’t allow for a trip right now. My business is also going through a growth spurt, which means it needs a little more attention and TLC from me.
However, I can honestly say that I love my business.Read More
How the Fear of Asking Holds Us Back
How often in life and business do we avoid asking for what we want or need, simply because we don’t want to bug someone? How often do we take rejection personally?
If my son is any indication, somewhere between 6 and adulthood we learn this behavior. When we’re children, we don’t worry about bothering someone or take things personally. We don’t preface our requests. We just simply ask, the way my son asked “Hey, are we doing this or not?”
I’ve been in business for 10 years now and I still get caught in this little snag from time to time.Read More
How to find the right people for your team
Having a strong team can make or break your business. It can mean the difference between a strong, thriving company that’s constantly growing and improving, and a business that can barely break even each month.Read More
How to Have More Fun in Business
Yes, business is a lot of work, but it should be fun too! Most of us start businesses because we’re passionate about something, but sometimes the paperwork and taxes and uncertainty and all the to-dos pile up and block our view of why we started in the first place. We get wrapped up in the details and lose our sense of fun.
So how do we rekindle that old spark?Read More
How Amazon, Bezos and Kneepads Can Revolutionize Your Business
For a few hours last week, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was the world’s richest man. It’s widely known that he and his wife started the company out of their garage selling books. Here’s what you might not know. He wasn’t a natural at all facets of the business. They moved into a warehouse and…Read More
Grow Your Business: Are you listening?
I recently read that each of us is bombarded with about 5000 marketing messages as we come and go; online and in real life. It’s no wonder that there are times when even the best information gets lost in the shuffle. In our efforts to reach and connect with our ideal client I’ve focused on what…Read More
Happy 2016! What now?
Happy New Year!! I hope the first week of 2016 has treated you fabulously. Here at The Entrepreneur’s Toolbox things are going great. I’m doing a little “remodeling” and I’m loving the new look. It simply feels right for me and the community I serve! In December, I shared 4 weeks of Kicking Some Business…Read More
Dream + ________ = Reality
I believe the Law of Attraction is a real deal, law of the Universe. No arguments here. What I see so many people leave out is ACTION. Identify it. Dream it. Imagine it. Yes, you have to decide what you want. Let’s say I want spaghetti for dinner tonight. If I sit on the couch…Read More
Intentions, Resolutions and Goals
There are several schools of thought regarding New Year’s resolutions. Some people cannot wait to make them, others have given up on them entirely, some are very serious that this is the year they will achieve them, while others make light-hearted, fun resolutions. Nevertheless, there is something irresistible about a shiny new year, a…Read More