The Upside of Competition In a free market, competition is the name of the game and provides benefit to the customer by offering a wide range of options, improved services and products as well as affordable pricing.
Small Business Owners wear too many hats, while trying to maintain work/life balance and make the most of our time. Here’s how.
Setting Achievable Goals As an entrepreneur, the beginning of your fiscal year is great to take time to look back over your year, to celebrate your accomplishments and then review areas of concerns. Instead of viewing them as total failures or mistakes, think of them of life lessons and use them to move forward. After…
Any business owners knows, we are required to wear multiple hats throughout the day, from dealing with clients or customers, working on bids or proposals, managing employees or contractors, invoicing, paying bills, reconciling financials, not to mention providing services and creating the products our business is based on. So multitasking is a common symptom of…
I was recently asked to be on a Local Business Panel in Berea, KY for “Entrepreneur Day” for Leslie County Youth Entrepreneurs which trains and encourages high school students with hopes to own their own business one day. I thought my answers to the insightful questions I was asked on the panel may inspire others and encourage…
Statistics about Lexington KY’s Economy & Standard of Living:
“Entrepreneurship is at all time high in the state, and we recognize the need to develop innovative programs and offer dynamic services to help these growing companies every step of the way. Small businesses are job creators and the backbone of Kentucky’s economy” says Mandy Lambert, Interim Executive Director, Office of Enterpreneurship (Business Lexington).
What are some Challenges to running a Home-Based Business? Last week’s blog discussed the many benefits of running your business out of your home, but this post will focus on the potential obstacles and how you can overcome them.
“52% of all small businesses are home-based.” – Survey of Business Owner, US Census
Business Owners: It’s Time to Review With two weeks left to the year and even less of actually work days, now would be a good time to look back and review what you’ve accomplished in 2013.
“Time is Money” – Benjamin Franklin “Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein
More and more businesses these days are finding ways to give back to their community through philanthropy, through pro-bono work, through employee-volunteer incentives, or product/service donations to raise money, and increasingly finding that the more they reach out to help their communities, the more rewards they are reaping.
Fear of Public Speaking – A Common Phobia Public Speaking Anxiety, also known as, Glossophobia is much more common than you think. An estimated 75% of all people experience some degree of anxiety/nervousness when public speaking. Some common symptoms of this condition include: