Category Archives: Entrepreneur

When Knowing is the Entire Battle

Scary little varmint isn’t it? I should know and knowing has been the entire battle. A little over a month ago, we needed our air conditioner replaced.My husband decided that since the furnace was just as old, he would replace them both.Two men arrived and one worked installing the air conditioning unit outside while the…

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Five Ways To Know It’s Really Too Late to Start a Business

One of the very first things some of my “older” entrepreneurs often ask is if it is really too late to start a business.They may be in their late 40’s through 60’s and ready to leave a career behind but not ready to really stop working entirely.Some have been downsized or have had to face…

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USE WHAT YOU HAVE

Last week at the church I attend (yes, I am a Christian and go to church by choice), I heard a speaker, Danielle Strickland talk about her own journey becoming a missionary and working with victims of human trafficking. She spoke about how many people never do extraordinary things because they don’t think they are…

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Can I Teach You How to Fly?

When you were younger did you ever try to fly? Probably weren’t successful right? I wasn’t either, at least at the type of flying I started out trying to do. There are 4 little birds in a nest in a large Boston Fern on my porch. I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a bird…

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Use, Don’t Refuse the Muse

  A Muse is considered your source of personal inspiration.While the original term refers to goddesses in Greek mythology, today anything that you derive your spark of creativity from might be considered your Muse. We might be inspired by anything our senses experience,by an event we take part in or even a cause we are…

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Living Life on Your Terms

What does it mean to live life on your terms? A simplistic definition might be to do whatever you want to do but that can’t always be possible.Life has rules, parameters, boundaries and often an unpredictable ebb and flow. Living life on your terms is more about being yourself in each circumstance.It’s about doing what…

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Making Sure Your Start Up Can Stay Up

Starting a business is much like having a baby.You plan and plan for months, taking care of details, making sure no stone is left unturned as you count down to the big event.Sure sometimes there are a few glitches and things that go wrong but most of the time the planning and procedures you take…

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CREATING A RELEVANT BUSINESS

  There are countless new businesses opening daily.I live in Georgia, which was once again ranked the #1 place to start a business in the country(WOOHOO!).But there is no hiding the fact that 96% (YIKES!) of businesses fail within ten years of starting. Given such grim statistics one would wonder why even bother becoming a…

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You Had me at Merlot, I Know, So Let’s Go

(This is one of my favorite posts. Updated from two published several years ago…ENJOY!)   Yes, I know, that’s not what SHE SAID. She also never said, “You had me at “Van Gogh” or at “Bordeaux”.  But I bet the headline caught your eye and you just had to take a look and now you’re…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Having a Fling or a Commitment?

  After giving a presentation to a group of business owners last week, I was not surprised to find that some entrepreneurs attending had thriving, prosperous businesses while others were struggling just to make ends meet. There are a few obvious red flags that separate the successes from the ones struggling and if you are…

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