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Strategies to Keep Your Business Vision Alive

The problem with many small business owners is that when they get started they’re all gung-ho and working hard, but after they reach some disappointment, they lose sight of their vision and often stop trying as hard and peter out. To run a successful business, it is essential to keep your vision alive. The first step in keeping your vision alive is to have a clear vision in the first

The Importance of a Vision Statement for Entrepreneurs

If you go into any large, successful company and look at their employee materials, somewhere you’ll probably find a vision statement, or some similar form of guidance or goals for the company. That’s because a vision statement is one of the most important things a company can have. When you think about a long race or long project, which part do you think is the hardest? Which part do you

Recipe for Success

There are very few people, if any, who long to be unsuccessful. You don’t just wake up in the morning and decide that you want to be mediocre. Most people long for more, but only a small few actually achieve the success they want. Just the same, successful people don’t just become that way by accident. They have to work for it. So what makes the difference between success and

Five Ways to Increase Self-Motivation

While self-motivation is a simple concept, we all know that it’s one of the hardest things to attain. Despite purely good intentions, most of us are better at slacking off than getting motivated. But, no matter what your attention span it is possible for you to motivate yourself and reach your goals; you just need to follow a few simple steps. Know what you’re doing A to-do list is nice

Running a Website or Web-based Business

With the state of the economy, more and more online businesses are showing up. They have the distinct advantage of having a low overhead which is appealing to most people. But, do you have what it takes to run such a business? One thing that you need to know if you are thinking about a website or web-based business is that it is still a business. While there are advantages

Productivity Boosters

Lack of productivity is something many of us suffer with. When you work at the office, it’s very easy to get distracted by everything going on around you. And when you work from home, productivity can unfortunately be even more of an issue. Here are a few tips designed to help anyone who is struggling with their productivity levels. #1 – Stay focused. This is easier said than done, but

Planning Pays off

When you’re working on a big project, it’s easy to get daunted. By planning the project, and breaking it up into smaller, easy to achieve “mini-goals” you make it seem much less daunting and more achievable. Plus, whenever you reach one of your smaller goals, you get that extra boost of confidence needed to keep you going. When you focus really hard on a project, it’s really easy to gain

The Pitfalls of Working from Home

For many people, running a business out of the home can be a great opportunity. You can spend more time with your family, control your own workload and income, and have a lot more flexibility to fit your life. But before you quit your job and get started, you need to consider some of the downsides of working from home and how they could affect you and your family. One

Become a Professional Organizer

Do you like to keep things clean and in order? Have you helped friends arrange their house or their life? Are you the one at work who’s developed the filing system and organized the closets? Then you might be perfect for a career as a professional organizer. If you like reality TV, you’ve probably already seen shows that highlight the work of organizers. They come into a house or office,

How to Secure a Loan For a Franchise

So, after all the careful research and planning, you’ve finally made a decision. You’re going to buy a franchise and go into business for yourself. While this is a momentous occasion for you, you’ve also reached your next big step: finding a loan. The best way to ensure you get a loan for a franchise is to choose the correct franchise. While you may be a big fan of a


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