Tag Archives: Business and Economy

Gaining Confidence as a New Entrepreneur

No matter how nervous you are, the most important step in gaining #confidence as an #entrepreneur is putting yourself out there and actually running your #business.

After holding exactly two “normal” retail jobs in college, I decided that I got around zero satisfaction from working for a corporation, and that my real professional ambition in life was to call my own shots, work on my own terms, and start my own business. This decision absolutely thrilled me.

Starting A New Business? Here Are Some Of The Quickest Ways To Gain Confidence As A New Entrepreneur – by Dumb Little Man

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Time to Move On

What are your warning signs that it’s time for something new? Is it losing passion for your work, feeling stifled or finding an amazing opportunity you can’t pass up?

Finding a new job can be daunting, especially when you’re consumed by your current one. Even though I wasn’t happy at that company anymore, I wasn’t aggressively trying to find a new job. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next and I really enjoyed most of the people I worked with. So how can you leave familiar territory and find work you’ll really enjoy? #jobsearch

The Ultimate Sign It’s Time to Leave Your Job | LinkedIn

 

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Small Businesses Partner for Success

When I launched my business, I had a “office” in a walk-in closet off my living room. The view wasn’t so great. Back then my “enterprise” consisted of me and the cat. I would often venture out to Starbucks for a little human interaction. I knew all the baristas on a first name basis.

Studies have shown that we are more likely to stick with exercise program if we have a workout partner. Someone to be accountable to, to encourage you, someone to share goals with, or simply someone to laugh with over the misfortune of the day.

And yet many of us go it alone when we launch our businesses? Why not find another business owner to be your workout buddy – you don’t have to walk into networking events alone – you can tag team the room. Someone to share with – what technology worked, what was the work around to that Internet gliche or simply share a cup of java occasionally. The baristas tend to get busy!!

And matching tracksuits is completely up to you . . .

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How to Create a Face-to-Face Networking Plan

Networking is one of those activities that everyone loves to hate. And for good reason. Most of us would rather spend an evening relaxing at home or playing with our kids instead of drinking watered-down cocktails and making small talk with strangers. #networking

Tips For Success: How to Create a Face-to-Face Networking Plan