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Creativity Thursday: 5 Lessons When Going Professional

Creativity Thursday: 5 Lessons When Going Professional

      After years of developing your craft, at some point you may decide to go professional, and earn money for your craft.  Whether you decide to monetize your hobby, go part time or make this a full time job, there are some hard lessons I’ve learned in my pursuit of going professional.     Treat this as a business—the craft is great and your passion, but you have to remember to treat this like a business.  That includes…

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Transitional Friday: Finding Balance as a Small Business Owner

Transitional Friday: Finding Balance as a Small Business Owner

Being a small business owner can be stressful and all time consuming.  The important thing is to find a balance between life and being a business owner. What are some ways to do this? Set specific hours to work on your business.  Let your friends and family know that you are working during this time. Set aside specific time for your family.  Family is very important and these are relationships that you do not want to lose.  Set aside at…

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Transitional Friday: Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Small Business Owner

Transitional Friday: Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Small Business Owner

Last week we discussed taking the plunge into being a small business owner.  We looked briefly at a few questions to ask yourself. Let’s look at these questions in greater detail this week:                 Are you ready for the responsibility? –are you ready for all of the work and responsibility to rest on your shoulders?, are you able to make the decisions that need to be made?, can you lead others underneath you?, is your family prepared…

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Taking the Plunge into Being a Small Business Owner

Taking the Plunge into Being a Small Business Owner

    “Into everyone’s life a little rain must fall,” is an old saying we’ve all heard before. Sometimes, that rain reveals the weeds in our lives and other times it helps us to grow. Taking the leap into being a full or part-time entrepreneur isn’t easy.  After all, who wants to leave behind the comfort of their job knowing how much they will bring home at the end of each week. Other times, circumstances may take the option out of…

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