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Entrepreneurs who work from a home office are caught in a funny place between personal and professional responsibility. On one hand, you are at...

7 Excuses We Use That Crush Our Dreams

The emergence of so much change has many of us scratching our heads and feeling a bit overwhelmed. Just yesterday we were all chatting about...

Half of New Businesses Don’t Survive the First 5 Years: Don’t Be One of...

At one time or another, most of us have thought about starting a business. The temptation of being your own boss, making your own...

3 Clever Ways to Attract New Clients

When running a business, repeat customers are one of your best assets. They provide a steady flow of income (most of the time), and...

The American Dream Embodied

Ah, the American Dream. As the stories of sacrifice, hard-work and struggle paying off with prosperity appear to be few and far between, it...

Embracing the Unknown: How I Decided to Found My Own Business

A little over a year ago, I was the chief technologist at Dyn, the fastest growing private company in New Hampshire with an internet...

Small Biz Interviews: Reaching for the Sky

Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan opened a Sky Ting, a yoga studio in Chinatown, just over a year ago. Lifelong dancers, they both got into...

Free (and Honest) Small Business Owner Job Description

I have stressed the importance of creating job descriptions before you start hiring to expand your small business. But I recently realized that I’ve never discussed...

7 Keys to Making a Micro-Business Your Success Path

In the last few years, I’ve heard more and more about a new type of small business, called a “micro-business” (or micro-enterprise). These are...

Applying the 80/20 Rule to Marketing and Growth

The 80/20 rule is the flexible idea that basically stands for the fact that 80% of your success will come from 20% of the investment. You...

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