In a business, your team should be the wind that buoys you up. They can help you soar, or rest when you need to, reducing your load. They can also help stretch you to new levels because having another trusted perspective in the inner circle of your business can be invaluable. Being an entrepreneur can
One of the most frustrating things about being a small business owner can be not having enough time in your day to get everything done. Am I right in guessing that sometimes your life feels like an unending race against time as you swing from project to project? At some point, however, this has to
I’m a big fan of days that celebrate love and happiness. I know some have mixed feelings about days like Valentine's, but the core message sticks with me. There’s nothing like having a day to celebrate love, and that doesn’t just have to be the love you have for a spouse or partner. It may
Common pitfalls that thwart many business owners, and drown many businesses, are things that many people never think of. Why? Because they’re based on some simple skills that may be overlooked exactly because they’re so basic. This package of four skills are essential when you are trying to take marketing ideas you’ve learned over the
I’ve always loved tools, which I guess is related to my desire to be uber-efficient. When you are a solopreneur, or working with a small team, you have the challenge of first and foremost delivering your product/service, while ensuring that all the other pieces of your business are running smoothly in the background. At times,
In my last article, I talked about four different skills - discipline, focus, organization and execution - that are critical for any vegan business owner to hone. Today, let’s go through each one, examining why they are each so important.
One of the hardest things to do for your business is find a rhythm to continuously propel it forward. Sure, you can send a newsletter once in awhile, or post on social media, or do a webinar, and feel like you’re doing good things to promote your vegan biz. But the truth is that it’s the ongoing work, the continuity of workflow, the DISCIPLINE that takes you from idea to success.
Passionate, driven small business owners are what makes the vegan business world go round. But a common mistake that I often see hard-working entrepreneurs making is thinking that they have to be all things to their customers.
On a daily basis so many things fight for our attention as business owners that training often falls low on the priority list. But in this fast-paced, information-driven world, it’s not an option for a successful business owner to fall behind... Of course, we all know we need to keep learning, but the hard part is making a commitment to actually doing so. This is where having a plan can really help - when you have a plan in place, you are that much more likely to meet your goals.
No one said that running a vegan business was going to be easy, but most vegan entrepreneurs are so excited about following their dream of doing meaningful work that it may take a while for reality to set in... But when you find yourself struggling, remember this is all part of the process. Life is all about balance, and running a business is no exception.