Market Research Tips For Entrepreneurs (or How To Find Your Audience Online)

Market research is an essential part of any business – in order to be successful, you have to understand your market. Whether your business is brand new or you’re in need of revisiting some market research, spend the time to better understand your audience…which is exactly what market research is all about). How To Find…

4 Reasons Why Vacations Are Important for Entrepreneurs

When is the last time you took a vacation? (A true vacation? One where you unplugged and didn’t do any work?) As business owners, we are so invested in the day-to-day of our companies, that we forget how important it is to take time off and unplug. Here’s why this is so important. 1. Promote…

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Speaking to Grow Your Business

Speaking for conventions, conferences, or small groups is a powerful way for entrepreneurs to grow their business. In addition to attending tons of conferences over the years, I’ve been speaking at workshops, expos, and events for almost ten years. Since I’ve gotten so much out of speaking, here are the top five reasons why you should be speaking…

How to Be a Better Salesperson

The resounding answer I hear from most entrepreneurs when they hear the word “sales” is I hate it or I’m not a good salesperson. I hear you. I’ve been saying the exact same thing for over 10 years. The reality? We’re selling when we don’t even realize it. We’re selling when we talk to friends of friends…

Starting a New Business? Here Are 7 Tips You Need to Know.

The following post is based off of content from a WordCamp Jax presentation by Wesley Lewis of OneEighty.Digital. When you’re just starting your business, there’s a lot to worry about. I get it. But here are some key areas that you should be thinking about as you kickstart your dream. 1. Know yourself. With business, as…

3 Easy Ways to Conquer Digital Marketing for Your Side (or New) Business Right Away

When you’re just starting out – whether with a side business or a brand new business – there’s plenty that feels overwhelming. Digital marketing, depending on your knowledge, experience, and time commitments, is both a big opportunity and an overwhelming behemoth. Stop and take a deep breath. When it comes to marketing – or anywhere in…

3 Business Growing Pains I Didn’t Think I Would Have

When you first start a business, it’s certainly not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, I’ve learned a lot in four and a half years in business…and growing pains are just one. If your business succeeds (and stands the test of time), once you hit a certain point of success, you may find growing pains….

Why I (Finally) Decided to Create a Home Office & 3 Tips for Making Your Own

Ever since I started working from home almost 6 years ago, I’ve had trouble acclimating to a desk. I had a desk at first, but when I used it more for storage than for sitting, I decided it wasn’t working out! Recently, I’ve felt the itch to have a change. I needed to do something…

3 Important Business Travel Lessons I Learned From My 8-Day Trip

I just finished up an 8-day business trip across New England. There was a bit of family/friend time mixed in, but it was primarily a trip devoted to a wonderful conference in Portland, Maine, speaking at my alma mater, and having meetings with new clients across New England. I travel quite a bit and, typically, there…

3 Career Tips for Successful Future Entrepreneurs

Becoming a successful future entrepreneur is no easy task. It takes hard work, diligence, and – let’s face it – a bit of natural entrepreneurial spirit. Regardless of whether you are just starting to dream of a potential business or have begun the process of starting your own company, there are a number of ways to…