Entrepreneurship

Business, Entrepreneurship

How to be a #GirlBoss

In honor of Women’s Day, we are going to talk about how to become a girl boss. Any woman can be a girl boss. It’s that woman who is juggling a bunch of things in life like putting out fires, keeping things alive, managing a home, juggling work and home, or battling their demons yet still getting out of bed each and every day is certifiably a girl boss in their own right. Women’s Day and being a #girlboss isn’t about who’s better, who makes more money, who’s skinnier, who has the cleanest home, whose children are more perfect, who […]

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Best Website Platforms: WordPress, Weebly, Shopify and more

Ah, the big website platform debate. When you’re just starting out as a business owner or blogger, you already know that the look of your online presence is a make-or-break decision. If you’re an online business owner, the visual presentation of your website is especially important since your website becomes your “home”. If you’re non-tech like me, you probably hate the thought of website building by yourself. However, if you’re bootstrapping your endeavors and budget is tight, hiring a web developer to create a fully customized website might not be in the cards right now, but you still need to […]

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How to Foster Passion & Profit in Business

Why are the ideas of “passion” and “profit” talked about as being separate entities from each other? Maybe it’s because of the age-old misconception that in order to make money in your business, you have to be a money-hungry, deceiving hustler who just cares about making money. Or the other lie that in order to be profitable at business, you have to love money more than you love your mission or values. But do you know what iconic visionaries like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah, Elon Musk and Martha Stewart have in common? Not only did they grow extremely profitable […]

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Why There’s No Such Thing as Competition

Short answer: If you feel like you have competition, then you’re doing a horrible job at being unique, different, or bringing value to your audience and customers. I get this all the time: other beauty brands who want to work with our brand on the editorial side, find out that we also have our own cosmetic line of products, then suddenly sees us as competition to their own business. WRONG! Besides those other beauty brands simply projecting their frustration with their own sales/revenue onto us, it’s incorrect to assume that the TMB cosmetic line is even their competition. Ohhh snap, […]

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How to Pick the Perfect Business

The biggest sticking point for most new business owners (other than figuring out a company name) is what product to actually sell. Physical product, digital product, service? Online or brick-and-motor store? For women, men, kids, teens, tweens, millennials, mid-life crisis-ers? Amazon, Etsy, eBay? Udemy or Skillshare? There’s a ton of options, no wonder why we really get stuck on this point. It wasn’t until 2 random incidents happened, ironically within a 24 hour span, that changed the course of my own business. I was pow-wowing on the phone with my BFF, as our conversations always end up about business. As […]

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1 Book That Will Change Your Life (and Business)

Yes, this is yet another rave for “4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss. If you haven’t read the 4-Hour Workweek, stop whatever other book you’re currently reading and pick up this one instead. It’s that important to your life and business. For those that are unfamiliar with the 4-Hour Workweek (4HWW), the main premise is that most of us simply overwork, and that our work can be condensed into a shorter period of time if we cut out distractions and unimportant tasks, and focus on what matters most. Using the term “4-hours” is unrealistic for most of us (especially bootstrapping entrepreneurs), […]

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Am I Actually Good at Anything?

Sometimes simple doesn’t always mean obvious. Life and business is simple if you know one key thing: your strength. After being at Ryan Moran’s Freedom Fast Lane Live event in Austin, Texas last winter, it was very clear what millionaires and billionaires had in common: Knowing your strength and what you’re good at is the foundation of every business. It’s so cliche to say that we often overlook this concept. Think of it as knowing the skills you are good at, as well as the skills you’re not so good at. Would you be more likely to start a business […]