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Investing in your business pt. 2 – Where to put your money

Tuesday we talked a bit about the importance of investing in your business. It’s a tough subject, especially for new and developing business owners. Hell, let’s be honest, anything to do with money is tough, for pretty much everyone. So I’m proud of you for sticking with it. You totally get points for coming back for…

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Would you invest in your business?

  Money is scary stuff, especially for new and developing business owners. You don’t have a whole lot of free money to spend on unnecessary expenses, and are more familiar with terms like ‘shoestring budget’ then ‘money is no object.’ *Actually, this is where the term “bootstrapping” comes from; bootstrapping entrepreneurs are those who are almost…

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Negotiations and Love Songs

2004(ish): I was having issues with my wisdom teeth. The pain was horrible, but I was doing my best to work through it. Then, one of my most difficult wholesale customers came in to the store. I did my best to be polite as she demanded help. I answered her questions, I gave her advice.…

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How to motivate yourself (when you really don’t wanna)

Today’s post is not the post I was planning on writing. You see, I spent all of Friday (the day I was planning on writing today’s post) procrastinating and putting off sitting down to write. Yesterday was going pretty much the same. Fortunately, as I was pulling myself out of procrastination mode, I realized that the trick I remembered…

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Don’t let the donkey win

Years ago, when I was a little girl, my dad told me something my Grampa had said about me; apparently, Grampa had noticed I was rather stubborn. I believe his exact words were, “She could out-stubborn a donkey.” I don’t think it was meant as a compliment. But I thought it was hilarious, and it…

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Self-care vs Professionalism (hint: It’s a false choice)

I have a confession to make… I suck at self-care. Which may not seem like a big deal, except that a large part of my philosophy behind building a business is based on building a sustainable business. And no matter how sustainable you think your business is, if you don’t make the time to take…

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Starting the wrong business

Like many of you, I spent the first part of my life desperately wishing I could find my Thing – that “one true passion” that I could immerse myself in, master, and turn into a lifelong career. And while I always knew I wanted to be self-employed, I had no idea what kind of business…

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