Five Things To Know Before Your Start Your First Business

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You’re ready to start your first business. You have probably thought of a million things you need to do to open the business but unless you have been there before there are five things you won’t know that will trip you up.

Everything Costs More Than You Expected ~ You have probably been working on a business a plan that includes forecasts for revenue and expenses. It looks great and you can clearly make this work. Probably not. Most first time entrepreneurs under forecast their expenses and over project their revenue. When you are projecting expenses multiply what you have put in your initial plan by three to five times to get a realistic idea of what your expenses will be. Are your revenue projections still covering expenses? If not you need to do some more prep work. Read More

I Don’t Know What To Write

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Writer’s Block. What the fuck.

How can I not know what to write?  Seriously, there are 256 posts on here and I don’t know what to write?

What if people hate it? What if people love it? Both will probably happen and both should be fine

It’s not about not knowing what to write, it’s about not being willing to step out of my comfort zone. Isn’t the comfort zone there to protect me from harm. No. The comfort zone is there to kill me. The comfort zone is about being safe. The comfort zone is about being boring. The comfort zone if about being forgettable.

Only by caring enough to get out of my comfort zone will I be able to write what I feel. Only by stepping out on to the edge, facing the uncertainty and embracing the fear will I be able to speak from my heart.

My heart is my power. My heart is my passion. This is what I am here to share.

Career Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

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Part random, part purposeful my career progression is what it is. I had four or five majors before I graduated. I had plans to jump into a good job out of college but started at the bottom doing collections for a finance company. I worked in banking until my mid-30’s then decided to take control and shift careers into what would end up being my job working with entrepreneurs and small business owners. Am I where I envisioned I would be at 53 years old? Hell no, but I have learned a great deal and as soon as I finish my time machine I’ll be ready for a fresh re-start. Until then here are some tips that could maybe help people the right doors opened for their career success. Read More