How to Cope with Stress as a Successful Entrepreneur

Starting and running a business, or setting yourself up as a freelancer, are not matters to be taken lightly. They require plenty of hard work, determination, and focus, and if you don’t bring your ‘A Game’ to work every day, you run the risk of letting yourself and your business down. On the other hand, you can become so blinkered by your obsession with work that you leave yourself little time for relaxing, de-stressing, and enjoying the fruits of your labors.…

Entrepreneurship and You: Networking with the Right People Will Step up Your Game

There’s a common and well-known saying that continues to circulate around the world, and it’s never been as relevant as it is today. It’s not what you know; it’s who you know. Of course, we’re talking about networking. As a business owner and entrepreneur, it’s great that you own your own business, and you’re sure to make opportunities for yourself that enable you to progress and grow, but expanding your inner circles has the potential to create opportunities you may have previously deemed impossible.…

7 Tech Things You Forgot to Do Before Launching Your Small Business

In the excitement and drama of starting your own business, there were certainly dozens of things you forgot to do before you opened your doors. Sure, you have all the legalities ironed out, and you would never skip diligent market research, but some of the seemingly smaller, less important tasks might have fallen to the wayside. If you can’t seem to remember those tech tasks you let slide, here are a few must-dos to get your small business really up and running: Your Website A business website is far from a meaningless accessory; it is an essential marketing tool that helps you generate leads and convert sales — even if you don’t sell anything over the web.…

What You Need to Start Your Business: 5 Things

Starting a business can be difficult and it will be as if you are learning everything for the first time. But with a few things to consider and by keeping an open mind that is willing to learn and grow to face the many challenge ahead, your entrepreneurial journey can be as fulfilling and full of opportunities as possible. 1. Research is key This has been said many times before and you will probably hear this advice many times in your journey, but it is important.…

Money, Money, Money: Getting Yourself Financially Ready for Entrepreneurship

Over half of Americans say they want to work for themselves, and it’s clear that the entrepreneur lifestyle is one that’s attractive to many. It’s not easy to get yourself ready for this kind of journey, though – especially when it comes to personal finance. But getting your finances in order is essential for anyone who wants to work for themselves and prevent their business from failing before it’s even begun. Here’s how to get started. Get credit and loans in order Americans have over one trillion dollars in credit card debt alone, and wannabe entrepreneurs are no exception.…

The Ultimate Guide to Being Your Own Boss

  If you’ve decided to start your own business, you might be wondering how you’ll navigate the confusing world of entrepreneurship and step out on your own. How will you manage your time, and how much money will you need to get your ideas off the ground? There are big decisions to make, but the more research you put into your venture, the higher your chances of success. So, whether you’re ready to quit your day job and work for yourself full-time, or you’re launching a start-up on the side, there are several things you need to know about being your own boss.…

How to Survive Your First Year in Business (Infographic)

When you’re running a business, one thing matters above all else – your bottom line. If you can generate sufficient sales and cash flow to cover your expenditure and have something left over, you’re in a strong position to grow the company substantially. If you’re sweating about making it to the end of the week, you might need to look back and see how such a precarious situation came to pass. It takes a large element of good fortune to succeed in business, but no entrepreneur has kept a company going for several years without being financially sensible and having the unwavering drive to be number one.…

Silver Success: the Business Lowdown for Senior Entrepreneurs

Seniors are one of the hottest demographics in small business right now; over a quarter of all new businesses were started by someone over 55, and half of all small businesses are owned by someone between the ages of 50 and 88. It’s not hard to see why seniors succeed: they’re often more financially stable, have solid contacts from their years in the workplace, have more experience and are better able to approach the variations of the business world with a level head.…

6 Traits That Make an Efficient Leader

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and celebrated British general once said that 50 000 men plus Napoleon equals 100 000 men. What this military mastermind meant by that is that a great leader can make his men significantly more effective. The rule is applicable to the world of modern business. Regardless of your line of work there is nothing that can improve your business as a proper leadership can. However, one question remains unresolved: what is it that makes an efficient leader.…

Morning Rituals for Entrepreneurs to Enjoy Super Productive Days

You may or may not be a morning person, but you do realize the importance of morning rituals; after all, they do set the tone for the rest of your day. For entrepreneurs who would rather plan than stumble and rush away, hoping for yet another less-stressful more-productive day, this is what Steve Liefschultz has to offer in terms of advice. No More “Snooze” Wouldn’t the whole system kind of collapse if everyone, from government officials and CEOs to entrepreneurs, continued to sleep in?…