Tag: entrepreneur

Do You Offer Something Valuable?

I’ve worked with thousands of clients, many of whom are trying to start their own business or transition into a career where they are working for themselves. That’s fantastic. But one thing I often uncover is that what they want to offer to others is of no real value to others. And then they wonder why they’re not succeeding. Do you offer something of value to the world? Not to be confused with “are you of value” because you’re totally of value to the world just the way you are. You are a piece in a vast puzzle and a

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How to Succeed as a Solopreneur

You want to quit your job and go into business for yourself. Or maybe you’ve been a stay at home parent for a while and you want to start a home-based business now that your kids are in school. Or perhaps you just want to earn some extra money for your family. So you come up with a great idea and decide to go into business for yourself. You have passion. You have an idea! You have skill. You have talent. People have told you that you can do it, that THEY would buy your “stuff.” But is a great

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Freedom: The biggest benefit to running your own business

In my previous article, The Realities of Running Your Own Business: Do you have what it takes?, I painted a picture designed to show you that it’s not all roses when you run your own business. I got a lot of great feedback from business owners who liked the article because it showed that the realities are far different than what people expect, especially people who work for someone else. Many employees think running their own business is a piece of cake, but as I outlined in that article, all you’re doing is trading one set of challenges for another.

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