Value is the key word. For a trade to be fair and successful, each person in the trade needs to feel like they are receiving something of equal or higher value than what they are giving away. Twice in the past week I have heard great stories about trading and I felt it was a […]
WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE BUSINESS?
I was feeling guilty about my lack of blog posts recently until I remembered one very key point. I am the boss of my own business and this is a ‘lifestyle business’. WHAT IS THAT YOU ASK? There are lots of ways to categorize businesses such as their industry sector, public vs private, product or […]
THE LATEST ON MY MINI-EXPERIMENT
When I think of or come across a new business idea, I open up a note in my phone and immediately start writing all details about the idea that I can. Things like: What is the problem? What are the ways I can think of to solve it? Who needs this solution? Where is the […]
WHICH IDEA SHOULD I DO?
Sometimes the problem we face as entrepreneurs is not “I need an idea”, but rather “I have too many ideas and can’t decide which one to do!”. Is that you? I know that I have transitioned towards this issue over time. Initially, my idea-spotting muscles were pretty new and finding an idea worth doing was […]
WE ALL FEEL IMPOSTER SYNDROME SOMETIMES!
Have you ever had any of those thoughts pop into your head about your business or some other part of your life such as crafts, sports, public speaking, or tutoring? I know I have and still do battle with these sorts of doubts. Almost all of us do at some point, and this is known […]
5 TAKEAWAYS FROM “ARE YOU READY TO START A BUSINESS THIS SUMMER?”
In case you didn’t know or you are just seeing this blog for the first time, I hosted a webinar on May 22nd, 2021 called ‘Are You Ready To Start Your Business or Side Hustle This Summer?’ and was joined by guest speakers Erica Terry, Stephen Warley, and Vincent Pugliese. It was a wonderful conversation […]
WHY YOU NEED TO START AN EMAIL LIST FOR YOUR BUSINESS
As I have dived deeper into the world of publishing a children’s book… for anyone who doesn’t know, I am conducting a mini-experiment into the world of publishing a children’s book called M is for Money (please follow on Facebook or Instagram)… I have been learning more and more about the true key to make a book successful. It’s actually […]
SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! ARE YOU READY TO TRY A NEW BUSINESS OR SIDE HUSTLE?
As humans we love transition points. The new year, a birthday, the start of the school year, or even a change in the seasons represents the end of something and the opportunity to start fresh! Why do you think gym memberships have their highest selling point in the year right after New Years Day? We […]
SMALL BUSINESS SERIES – LANCE WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Welcome to the 6th video in the Small Business Series! Check out the other stories In this video, Simple StartUp Challenge alumni, Lance Wilson, joins Rob to talk about his photography business. They discuss things like how he got interested in photography, how you turn a hobby like photography into a business, and what has […]
HOW TO USE MINI EXPERIMENTS TO TEST IDEAS
When it comes to starting a business, sometimes the first problem we face is coming up with an idea, and sometimes it’s trying to figure out which idea to do first! If you are struggling to come up with an idea, I recommend checking out my 102 Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs resource to get some ideas […]