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9 Places to Turn When Your Creativity Runs Low

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Dec 05, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

As an entrepreneur, creativity is likely one of your strong suits. After all, somewhere along the line you decided to give up the status quo in favor of your own way of doing things. That takes a pretty creative person!

Unlike machines or computers, creativity is a scare resource. As technology advances, so does the demand for new solutions to old problems. As standard tasks become easier and easier to automate, individuals who possess the advantage of creative thinking will come out on top.

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Non-Sleazy Networking Tactics for Entrepreneurs

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Dec 01, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

I’ll be the first to say it: I hate networking. Loathe it.

Get me around a group of friends and you’ll be telling me to keep it down all night. But a room full of business professionals I’ve never met before? No thanks.

It’s not that I’m shy. Far from it. It’s just that the task of forming that initial connection it takes to make networking worthwhile can be exhausting. Doing it right—and not being sleazy—takes a lot of effort!

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7 Entrepreneurs Who Prove It’s Never Too Late To Start

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 30, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

We often hear about the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world—the entrepreneurial prodigies who strike it rich before they’re even old enough to legally rent a car.

And of course, young business leaders are something to celebrate. Just a few short decades ago, being an “entrepreneur” meant nothing more than being someone who was perpetually between jobs, always chasing some elusive pipe dream.

However, we think it’s equally important to celebrate those among us who didn’t catch the entrepreneurial bug right off the bat. Or, maybe they were busy honing their expertise in other areas that would serve them well in their business pursuits later on down the road.

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How to Set Boundaries to Maximize Your Impact as an Entrepreneur

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 28, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Boundaries? What are those?

As entrepreneurs, we often give 110% to our career, checking in with business on weekends, answering emails late at night, and putting work first above everything else.

It’s easy to look the other way when work starts to seep into other parts of our lives, and without clear boundaries, it’s more likely than not to become a regular occurrence.  

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10 Hilarious Small Business Accountant Gifts

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 24, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When you have a group of people as vibrant, entertaining and charismatic as accountants (ha, ha) it can be hard to know what to get them as a gift. Seriously, though, this person watches over every penny of yours all year long; don’t you owe them a little something in return?

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How To "Trade Up" Your Problems

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 23, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

“True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them.” -Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Someone gave me the unassuming little book Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff more than ten years ago. I’ve come back to it again and again through the years, each time learning some new nugget of wisdom that changes the way I look at some aspect of my life or career.

This latest “aha!” moment has to do with problems.

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Embracing Plateaus in Your Business

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 21, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When you’re a business owner, or if you’re working towards any sort of goal, you’re probably focused on moving “onward and upward” at all times. You’re always thinking about what’s next and how to get there.

Sometimes, though, we’re so focused on moving ahead at all costs that we make ourselves exhausted. Instead of paying attention to the signs that are telling us it might be best to stay put for a while, we insist on struggling against the current.

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Staying Healthy

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 17, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When you’re the CEO, the lead developer, the accountant and the chief bottle washer, there are no sick days.

You obviously want to build a team that can carry you through if you need a few days off to recover, but even then, time spent sick in bed seems like time wasted. That’s why part of being an entrepreneur is taking care of yourself—refusing to neglect your own physical well-being for the sake of your business.

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8 Ways To Make $1,000 Fast

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 16, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

In an earlier post on our blog, we discussed a whole bunch of different, creative ways to invest in your business with $1,000 or less. That’s all well and good if you’ve got an extra grand laying around, or you happen to stumble upon it somewhere (and if you do, could you tell us where?!).

But what about when you’re just starting out? When you’re bootstrapping your business and scraping together your extra pennies just to keep your doors open? When you need an extra $1,000, and you need it fast?

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5 Steps To Rock Your Virtual Bookkeeping Relationship

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Nov 14, 2016 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

If you’ve never worked with a virtual bookkeeper before, taking the plunge can come with its fair share of nerves. Handing over your books to some guy you’ve never met face-to-face? Well, it sounds a lot crazier when you put it that way, so it’s normal to have a bit of trepidation when the relationship is just getting off the ground.

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