One approach used by many small business owners is to start their business while still employed full time. If you are thinking of starting your own business while working on a day job, here are ten things to consider.
There’s a reason we call this the information age, and it’s not because we’re all so much smarter. It’s because we all have access to so much information, at our fingertips, all the time. Learn how you can cope with too much information.
When you start a business, the pressure of making the business work may compel you to work 24/7. You are hungry for new business and you feel the strong urge to prove that your business idea works. More importantly, you need to get the business start earning some money – and fast. As a result, […]
Life for a business owner is hectic. You’ve only got 24 hours, yet you’ve got a thousand and one things to do. The only way you can be productive and get things done is to be efficient with the way you manage time. Here are strategies to manage your time:
I’m a procrastinator. Hate to admit it, but I oftentimes put off things until the very last minute, and it drives my husband bonkers. According to Tony Jeary, author of the book Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life, in his article “Procrastination: THE Results Killer!” , there may be a touch of procrastination […]
Hope everyone is having a great holiday season, even if the economy is sagging and business owners like you and me are feeling the pinch. It’s almost end of the year, and it’s time again to draw up our New Year’s resolutions for our businesses. Preparing resolutions for the next year is my sort of […]
I’ve been reading the book “How We Lead Matters: Reflection on a Life of Leadership” by Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman and former CEO of Carlson. Carlson is one of the largest family owned businesses today and includes a wide variety of travel and entertainment businesses such as Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, Regent, Carlson Wagonlit […]
Randy Pausch, author of the best seller The Last Lecture, gave a very inspiring lecture at the University of Virginia on time management. A computer science professor, there are definitely more famous time management gurus than him. But what makes this lecture special is the fact that this is a man dying of cancer, yet […]
Is it wise for an entrepreneur to start several new businesses at the same time? Someone asked if it is possible to start several ventures simultaneously — in this person’s case, two consulting businesses, an Internet project, and a construction company — at the same time. I do run several businesses, but never started them […]
“I now believe you!,” a friend exclaimed to me the other day. “Working from home is HARD!” My friend’s husband just quit his top-level job to be a full-time consultant working from home. At the top of his list as the most difficult aspect of starting a home business is the part of working from […]