The Art of the Follow-Up

As entrepreneurs, we often look for ways to improve our business opportunities. One of the frequently overlooked forces that can drive success is the follow-up. This simple yet mighty practice, akin to a secret weapon wielded by savvy entrepreneurs, holds remarkable power.  Imagine this scenario: a local artisan, Sarah, pours her heart and soul into […]

The Benefits of Improving Your Credit Score

Entrepreneurship is hard. As a small business owner, you’re constantly balancing various responsibilities while striving to turn your vision into reality. Amidst the chaos of building your business, an often overlooked aspect holds significant power: your credit score. Today, let’s explore why small business owners should prioritize improving their credit scores and how doing so […]

Why You Should Embrace the Five Whys Method

Challenges knock on the door daily when you’re a small business owner. From disruptions in the supply chain to marketing mishaps, you’re likely to find yourself in a maze of problems that demand swift resolution. But what if there was a method to address these issues and unravel their core causes?  Enter Toyota’s Five Whys […]

An Afternoon with Ignite

I’m grateful for the chance to have spoken at Ignite Business Incubator Space in Washington, PA, kicking off their Insights Speaker Series. I enjoyed meeting everyone and being part of their entrepreneurial journey. Witnessing these early-stage entrepreneurs invest in themselves was genuinely inspiring. My presentation, titled “Money Mindset: Is Money Your Friend?” aimed to dive […]

Cultivating a Healthy and Collaborative Company Culture

In today’s ever-changing business landscape, one constant driver of success remains: a vibrant and collaborative internal company culture. Today, let’s talk about how prioritizing such a culture not only enhances profitability and success but also boosts employee retention and customer satisfaction. The Link Between Culture and Profitability A positive organizational culture isn’t just desirable; it’s […]

Let’s Talk Work-Life Integration

Today, let’s explore a concept that challenges traditional thinking: work-life integration. While we often hear about the importance of work-life balance, what if I told you there’s another way that may yield even better results?  Work-life integration is about revolutionizing the lives of small business owners and solopreneurs like yourself. It’s a more sustainable path […]

Wabi-Sabi: A Path to Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurs often grapple with a persistent sense of inadequacy and diminished self-worth. The unrelenting pursuit of ever-higher standards can lead to burnout, anxiety, and a constant fear of making mistakes. Striving at the edge of your personal and professional capacities, you may feel trapped in the mindset that sees errors as fatal, believing you lack […]

The Art of Mindful Business Growth

When it comes to entrepreneurship, the prevailing idea has often been that bigger is better. However, adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to business growth may not be the wisest path for every small business owner. Your initial goal in founding a business was likely to create a better life, ensuring financial stability and personal fulfillment. Building […]

Running a Business in the Grip of Perfectionism

Who here struggles with perfectionism? For many small business owners, it’s a path fraught with challenges, where the fear of success and imposter syndrome loom large. The quest for perfection, while driving ambition, can paradoxically stifle progress, leaving entrepreneurs wrestling with self-doubt and anxiety. Perfectionism is often hailed as a valuable trait in business. It […]

Hidden Costs

In the dynamic world of small businesses, the journey to profitability often encounters hidden challenges. While entrepreneurs excel at innovation and adaptation, many overlook critical financial metrics, which can hinder long-term success. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for these vital metrics only to come to light after painful mistakes. Beyond the basic profit and loss, the […]