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3 Steps To Ensure A Candid, 'Know Problem' Culture
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:53:20 -0500 - A wise business owner once told me, “I want all my problems in front of me, not clawing me down from behind – like a tiger in the jungle.” But when entrepreneurs ask others where their business is weak, unfortunately, they often fall victim to employees and customers saying there’s no problem. This becomes acuter as
Business Tax Planning: 4 Moves For The Coming Year
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:58:37 -0500 - Yeah, I know. You’re probably just trying to get through the current tax season. However, one of the best things you can do for your business is to plan ahead for the new year. You should be engaged in tax planning year-round, not just at the beginning of the year as you frantically try to figure out what you can
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving Offices
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:33:00 -0500 - Moving your company to a new office space is stressful. There's a lot that can go wrong -- from failed negotiations with a potential landlord to not qualifying for a  real estate loan  to movers no-showing. However, with good preparation, there are a few mistakes you can easily avoid: 1. Not Choosing the Right Type
How The 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income In Two Months
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:06:42 -0500 - When I first read about the 80/20 rule , or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80% of my work would only lead to 20% of results and that the remaining 20% of my efforts would lead to 80% of my profits. Over time, however, I started to see some patterns that
What to Do if You're Rejected for a Loan
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:45:00 -0500 - As most seasoned small business owners know, getting financing can be difficult. This is mainly because banks view small businesses as risky to lend to because of their high failure rates. But while banks may be selective in who they lend to, many small business owners get rejected for reasons that are either
3 Lessons about Entrepreneurship I Learned from My Dad
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:44:45 -0500 - Since I was a small child, my dad has had his own business, and he's always been honest with me about what it takes to run it successfully. Because of this, I've been fortunate to learn about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship before actually jumping into the fray. And this up close look at the reality of
Do You Actually Need A Business Plan?
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:57:07 -0500 - I was recently at a CollabMiami meetup where I was interviewing the founder for my podcast . During the podcast, we took live questions from people who were watching via Instagram Live. The question that kept coming up over and over again was “How do I create a business plan?” or “Do I need a business plan?” The
5 Tips for Starting a Business Later in Life
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:40:28 -0500 - Some people are born to be
5 Tax Issues for Gig Economy Workers
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:05:00 -0500 - If it seems there are more freelancers in the marketplace now, that’s because there are. In the past twenty years, the “gig economy” has grown by 27% more than traditional employment. Whether you work a side hustle to a salaried job, or put together a full-time income with a variety of gigs, there are taxes and tax
How Microlending Can Help You Start A Business
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:01:15 -0500 - If you want to start a business, you’ve probably thought of using your savings, asking friends and family for help, putting expenses on your credit card, and applying for a traditional bank loan. The first two options work well, provided you’ve got a little socked away and your nearest and dearest believe in your
The Keys To Finding The Right Tech Talent
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:07:05 -0500 - Although the job market is full of eager applicants, we are still in an era where companies of all shapes and sizes have to compete intensely to hire exceptional tech talent. Competing for tech talent has always been intense because there is a massive imbalance between the number of qualified applicants (low) and the
6 Ways To Keep Your Sanity When You're Working Two Jobs
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:30:39 -0500 - Thinking about starting your own business or taking on a second job? You're in luck. As part of the GOBankingRates' Best Money Expert competition, we asked today's top finance experts this question: What is the No. 1 thing you wish someone had told you before you started your side hustle and why? Whether you're
Small Business: Why You Should Use a Statement of Work
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:53:23 -0500 - Statements of work may sound like something only large companies should use, but they are increasingly important for  small business owners  as well. Sure, the breadth and volume of work you do may be more modest than a bigger provider, but there’s equal potential for ambiguity, even disagreement, about what
Want To Build Your Dream Career In 2017? Financial Goals For Getting Started
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:07:37 -0500 - Have a dream? Don’t let practicality crush it. In fact, use that practicality to feed your dream and turn it into reality. Most dream careers require money, time, and other serious investments. One of the most important is money, which isn’t something you can orchestrate out of thin air. You’ll need to follow through
7 Ways To Use Design Thinking To Innovate Your Business
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:09:12 -0500 - Although design thinking was originally for AI, design engineering, and architecture, I see how it becomes an excellent process for me to incorporate in my own organization. As a female leader, I am continually seeking out alternative ways to address certain issues and strategies within my organization . I was

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