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Resource: How to write for success while running a business

I’m not a writer. I am an entrepreneur running a business. But several years ago I stumbled on a transforming website. I was reading comments on someone’s blog post about web design (what my actual business is about!) and someone mentioned they liked Jeff Goin’s simple design on his website. Several other people also commented the same thing so I had to go find out for myself. I went to goinswriter.com to check it out. It was a great design for a writer – simple and clean. But I found so much more. I started…

How to Run a Business Without Ruining Your Life

This isn’t as easy as you might think.  It starts with knowing your priorities.  This helps you define your business goals, and should definitely save you some stress.  If you know you want to exercise every day, eat dinner as a family and be free in the evenings and weekends for your kids’ soccer games – then you’ll have to make some adjustments to your business plan. Unfortunately, we’ve all read stories or know people that take the leap to build their dream business only to have their confidence take a beating or they retreat…

1 Thing Your Employees Need to Hear You Say

Can you guess what it is?  If not now, maybe you will after I share my experience a few years back. When I worked as a District Manager, I often traveled with the Regional Manager or the VP of Operations to our various stores.  It was natural to greet the store managers and say hello to the associates.  However, I noticed my companions wouldn’t say hello to most of the employees in the store.  In fact, they hardly noticed any of the employees.  The Regional Manager and VP, dressed in suits, and holding their briefcases,…