Starting a Small Business: A Bird’s Eye View

Starting a Small Business: A Bird’s Eye View #hiring #marketing #training #leadership #entrepreneurship #business

  This is a sponsored post discussing the main things to consider before starting a small business (and I think it’s really good). Please see my disclosure page for more details.       Starting a Small Business: A Bird’s Eye View   Are you thinking about starting your own small business? Starting a small business that you are passionate about is exciting. You get to follow your dreams and go to work every day knowing you’re your own boss and that you get to have control over how your company is run.   However, starting a small business is no easy task. It takes a lot of time to thoughtfully plan out and map the logistics of your business to ensure it will be successful.   These are some of the higher concept ideas you must flesh out before you can even consider going over the intricacies of the […]

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Shout-out: A “Message to Garcia” and its impact on my career

Hello all!    Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is:  A “Message to Garcia” and its impact on my career by Forrest Baumhover at Westchase Financial Planning   This entertaining and informative story of a snapshot in Forrest’s Naval career does such a great job at depicting that reality and a leader’s tactics aren’t always what they seem. People have different ways of leading and although they may seem completely foreign and asinine to you, it’s likely the end goal is the same.   I started reading this story and expected to determine the direction and ending a few paragraphs in, but as I read more and more – […]

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Shout-out: Become your best boss ever

Hello all!    Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Become your best boss ever by Jillian at Montana Money Adventures Jillian is currently a self-employed blogger but it wasn’t always that way. She worked 20 years for a wide variety of bosses. Good, bad, and indifferent. But now she’s faced with a new challenge – one you might not expect from a self-employed individual… She’s working on developing her skills so that she can effectively manage her employee(s) – namely herself.   This is a pretty unique picture of the fact that reaching the end of the rainbow (retirement or self-employment) doesn’t come with an instruction manual or just […]

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Shout-out: It’s Your Ship – Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

(Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   Hello all! Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: It’s Your Ship – Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, 10th Anniversary Edition   This is my second favorite business/self-improvement book to date – and I’ve been through a few. In the book, Captain Abrashoff details his unorthodox approach to driving a ship for the US Navy. That’s both in the literal and figurative sense. Rather than traditional Top-Down management techniques that one may assume would come with military leadership, Captain […]

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