7 Steps to Starting a Business the Right Way

  For the first time maybe… ever, entrepreneurship is sexy. For years, being an ‘entrepreneur’ meant you were basically a bum who hadn’t found his or her way yet. Just this morning I drove past a billboard promising a new business, “crafted live and in person with Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk”. It’s ironic that […]

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How to Validate Your Awesome New Biz Idea

  There’s certainly no lack of business ideas out there. If you’re anything like me, you probably can’t turn around without elbowing another idea out of the way. Someone should make a business out of this, you think, as you go about your day. Then you start thinking about all the ways your brilliant invention […]

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5 reasons to start your online business today

  Here’s the thing about the things that scare you in your business: They never go away, they just get bigger and badder. If you’re scared to put yourself out there to an audience of zero, it’s not magically easier to communicate with them when they expand to an audience of 1,000 or 10,000 or […]

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Starting From Scratch: Your First 100 Subscribers

  You’ve probably heard a zillion +1 times that cultivating a solid e-newsletter list is “the key” to sales success. But getting the subscriber train rolling can feel as elusive as finding the perfect swimsuit. Naturally, you end up eyeing that “Get 1,000 Subscribers in 10 Days!” ad that won’t quit popping up in your […]

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The Worst Investment I Ever Made in My Business

  “Busy-ness” does not equal business, yet I still see you guys who are launching your first (or second, or third) gig mixing the two up. At the beginning, it’s easy to lose focus on your priorities and what you should actually be doing with your time. You pile up the tasks because you always […]

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3 Reasons Why Creative Businesses Fail in Their First Year

    I can’t pinpoint the exact moment my first online business failed. It was a hard blow though, because it came with a lot of “I told you so’s.”  In case you’re interested, Carte Blanche Wellness was really going to rock the health blogging world… but only in my dreams.   Let’s just put […]

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The Biggest Mistake People Make When Starting Their Online Business

    Does it feel like you have to do ten more things before you can officially put your thing out into the world, to launch? “I’ll never get my business off the ground. I haven’t had a day off in the last three months! I’m SO BUSY getting it ready. And there’s still so […]

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Is Your Age Holding You Back in Business?

  Have you ever faced a judgy relative or a skeptical friend who flat out told you that you’re too young to be taken seriously as a business owner? Maybe they didn’t say it directly, but their “Bless Your Heart” comments told you everything you needed to know. Or maybe it’s been one of voices […]

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6 Steps to Overcoming Fear and Finding Motivation

  It’s a classic situation… you get a new idea for something in your business – a new service or product, a new type of workflow, maybe even a side passion project – and it’s so exciting! You jump right in, work every spare minute fleshing this idea out, all the while envisioning the exciting […]

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3 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowded Industry

  Ever get an idea for a service or product that seemed brilliant and original at the time, but, once you started digging in and researching it, your idea started popping up everywhere? It’s super frustrating, right? You start off excited about a new, maybe even innovative project, only to get more and more discouraged […]

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