One of the greatest joys of owning your own business and working for yourself is the freedom to schedule work around your family, spouse, and life. Or, at least, that’s what we tell ourselves as we file for our Tax ID and begin pouring our energy, effort and time into growing this new project we…

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“Empowering employees so that they can make good decisions is one of an entrepreneur’s most important tasks.” – from Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson I agree with Richard Branson. Empowering your employees, contractors, and team members of any flavor so they can make good decisions on…

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I recently came across an article on Entrepreneur.com that caught my eye. You have Good Ideas–Don’t Let Them Disappear by Matt Mayberry made a point that I try to make with my own clients. Systems and processes aren’t just for big business! Automating even small tasks can make a business run smoother, and even a…

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Look around your work area. Are you sitting in a nest of paperwork? Can you tell what day you began a project by how far into the piles you find it? Uh-oh! Are your papers all put away, but you find you’re still searching for what you need, and have useless junk in your files?…

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How’s that for a controversial question? Should you be the one running your business? Your feathers may be ruffled, but man, this has been a major thorn in my side for years. Just because you are good at something, does not mean you have the ability to run a successful business about that something. Let…

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