Tag: Starting a Business

  • How to Grab Attention on Facebook

    How to Grab Attention on Facebook

    Half of Facebook’s more than 2.2 BILLION active users are on Facebook in any 24 hour period. In addition, the average U.S. Facebook user spends nearly 6 hours a month browsing this social network. In other words, if your business isn’t on Facebook yet, maybe it should be. And one of the first questions I […]

  • Home-Based Business Start-Up – Maintaining a Mindset for Success

    Home-Based Business Start-Up – Maintaining a Mindset for Success

    When we are making a final determination as to whether we could set up a successful home business we should really ask ourselves the following.

    keep a stiff upper lip

    If we were our own boss, would we really do the work we need to do? Will we keep working diligently even though at first (and maybe for quite some time) we will not be paid? Will we be able to keep investing our time and effort and maybe a few dollars into our business for an extended period without seeing any return on investment? Will we be able to keep from feeling discouraged through this period?

    You will need to be down in the trenches until you get everything set up, including some trial and error. The ‘magic sauce’ doesn’t sound very glamorous from this vantage point, does it? This is why you have to maintain a positive mindset. The work and sacrifice are exactly what makes the difference bet

  • Starting a Business at Home – Are You Really Serious?

    Starting a Business at Home – Are You Really Serious?

    If you are really thinking seriously about starting a business at home you should consider a few things before you commit your time and money. While the skills and experience you have acquired during your working career can definitely help you when starting your own business, there are other functions that may be important to your success.

    get started

    Discipline and structure are necessary to run a business. We may have taken these elements for granted our employer already had procedures. We just had to do them. We were also given a job description so that we knew what was expected. We were given a work schedule that outlined what time we had to be there, when to take breaks and when we could leave for the day. Additionally we likely had a supervisor or manager who would ensure that we met the expected criteria.

    When we are starting out on our own we have to