Top Questions to Ask before Launching Your Own Business

If you have decided to launch a business, you have made a very courageous choice. There are many things you need to know before launching a new business. There is inventory to take into consideration, initial start-up cost and upkeep, hiring employees, sales, marketing...and the list goes on extensively. Here are some top questions you need to ask yourself before launching your own business. Are you launching this business for the right reasons? Sometimes an individual or a group of individuals will launch a business because they think it is expected of them or because it is a family tradition to do so. Other reasons are simply for the monetary benefits. With high hopes of making tons of money, sometimes a new entrepreneur may lose sight of his or her customer. Once you examine your motives behind starting up a new business, go on to the next important question. Once you know what type of business you want to begin, ask yourself who your target audience is. Knowing tha…
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Featured: Businesses That Care

Businesses that Care with Julie Ann Sullivan is this week's featured podcast Formerly Mere Mortals Unite (C-Suite Radio) provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. You don’t have to be a celebrity to possess these superpowers, but you do have to find them. Businesses that Care aka Mere Mortals will take you from ordinary to extraordinary, from mere mortal to super hero. Together we’ll find simple solutions that create big results. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you! Learn more and listen on Apple Podcasts
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2020 – It’s the Year of the Business Woman

When the first generation of women entered the workforce in earnest in the 1970s, they succeeded in the only way they could – by imitating men.  Authoritarian leadership and tight control was the hallmark of that day’s businessman, and women were not exactly welcomed into the ranks of management.  Well ladies, that was yesterday, and today is today! Forget what your mama or your boss told you, because following the rules can be bad for your career.  Today’s CEO/entrepreneur can no longer tap his/her company’s full potential using a “command-and-control” style.  The 21st century business woman needs to be able to build a vision based on the awareness of economic transformation, then help her partners and staff fulfill that vision.  She must draw on a wide range of skills to get to the top and stay there.  Following are 7 Key Characteristics that are essential: Sell the Vision: A leader with a fresh, independent plan for her company’s growth and future has a distinct adva…
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4 Rules For New Entrepreneurs – Practical Tips For Starting Right

It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur—in the last decade, technology has leveled the playing field and propelled an entrepreneurial revolution. As an entrepreneur, you now have more access to information that enables you to make more intelligent choices more quickly. You have an advantage over big businesses in that you’re lighter, more flexible, and faster on your feet. You can target new markets more quickly, and you can turn on a dime. But being a successful entrepreneur requires that you look at the big picture and follow a plan through from beginning to end. Rieva Lesonsky, President and Founder of GrowBiz Media gives some practical guidelines that can help you when beginning your own enterprise: 1.Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Consider starting your business part-time, especially if it’s online, while you’re working and have a steady income. It usually takes six months to a year to get a business going and you don’t want your ability to make your house payment to hing…
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How to Keep That Spark Alive in Business

There are some people who can work at any business – whether selling doughnuts or raincoats - and remain passionate. These people are often passionate about business itself so it doesn’t really matter what they’re selling; what matters is the thrill and chase of building a business. However, for many of us, the trick to running a successful business is to be passionate about what we do. Here are a few tips to help you build a business you are passionate about. #1 Know your “why” – Early on in your business, write out a mission statement. While these statements can seem stuffy and old-fashioned, it really does make sense to take the time to write one out. A successful, passionate business owner will be able to state what they do and why they do it in a few short sentences. Take a little time to think about why you want to do what you’re doing. What is your end goal? Is it more money? Is it freedom or a sense of achievement? Is it to help others, or all of the above? …
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About Progress Podcast

About Progress Podcast with Monica Packer Interviews with recovering perfectionists, paralyzed dreamers, and balanced achievers + meaningful discussions on self-improvement. Learn how people work on themselves, aspire to dreams, get out of ruts, achieve goals, and overcome obstacles all while keeping their self-worth in tact. It's about progress, not perfection! Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Stitcher
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Communication And Follow Up In The Business World

Out of all the skillsets that are necessary to be a success, communication is perhaps the most important. Think about it. Communication is the only way for us to share concepts, ideas, feelings or plans. It’s the only way we can tell others about ourselves. If you own a business, it’s the only way to attract the attention of new customers and keep the attention of current customers. Since customers mean sales and sales mean profits, communication is actually currency. In other words, the manner in which you communicate is directly related to how much money you make. That is a powerful thought.

If communication is related to financial success, then it stands to reason that only good communication skills have value. Therefore, if one of your goals is financial success, you need to take the time to hone your communication skills and develop the most effective way to talk to your customer base. One of the best places to start this process …

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The Gentle Business Revolution Show

The Gentle Business Revolution Show with Sarah Santacroce A Marketing show where we discuss how to market Your business by disrupting the current Marketing Paradigm and bringing the Human Connection back to marketing. They also discuss entrepreneurship, personal & business growth, online selling & making a difference. They've had incredible guests such as Dorie Clark, Mark Schaefer, Ian Brodie, Beth Buelow, Denise Wakeman and others share their inspiring journey.   Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Stitcher SHARE...
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Have You Ever Thought About Starting a Business of Your Own?

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, its important to know who you are and if you have the "qualities" it takes to have  an Entrepreneurial Mindset? There are several ways to tell if you have this entrepreneurial mindset. Moreover, there are just as many ways to clear the road to becoming an entrepreneur. To Have the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Consider these Personality Traits: ___ Leadership qualities ___ Creative thinking ___ A feeling that there is something more than what you are doing in your current job ___ Innovative ideas If you show any or all of these qualities, you could very well be on your way to owning your own business because you do have that entrepreneurial spirit. How to Clear the Road toward Entrepreneurial Success (photo courtesy of Freepik) Going from the 9:00 to 5:00 grind to the entrepreneurial spirit may not be the easiest path, but it is something you can achieve. However, there are several steps you need to t…
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Living Well with Zenobia Bailey

Zenobia Bailey's Podcast - Featuring Chats that Encourage Women to Live Well This show examines everyday concerns with a focus on women. Relationships, responsibilities, personal safety, health and wellness, nutrition supplementation, exercise and fitness, skin care, retirement, and residual income streams are among the many topics that will be explored. Learn more and listen on BlogTalkRadio
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The Balanced Millionaire with Eileen Mendel

THE BALANCED MILLIONAIRE: "For High Achieving Professionals Who Want To Elevate Their Business and Maintain A Balanced Life". OPTIMIZE YOUR INCOME & LIVE A HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE! Learn from successful entrepreneurs how they grew their companies from the ground up and learned the hard way what it took to get to 6-7 figurers and more. Expert guest reveal their secrets and actions that got them through toughest of professional challenges, and how it drove their success to higher profits and personal triumphs. Listen to The Balanced Millionaire on Apple Podcasts
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The Erin Strayer Show

Promoting, Cultivating & Expanding AMAZING female entrepreneurs, covering hot topics and pain points and providing the work-arounds to the daily challenges we face as high achieving, driven, thought leaders and influencers.   Listen and sign up here: The Erin Strayer Show
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