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Balance 9-5 with Small Business
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Balance 9-5 with Small Business

How do you balance being a small business owner, entrepreneur and working a 9-5? Let's face it, there are easier things to do in life than starting and maintaining a business. Some may ask why bother if it is that hard. Another question popularly asked is why not quit your day job and focus full-time on building and maintaining your business. The truth is: Entrepreneurship costs money On average, start-ups costs $3000 USD (give or take) to get the business off the ground, with owners paying for: Website costs between $750 & $1500Business Cards costs between $10 & $50Marketing & Design $250-$300Stock & Inventory $1000 Do you have that amount of money lying down somewhere? You see, if you are unable to pull that amount of money from your hat, you can ...
The Most Important Things I Learned About Myself, I Learned Through Freelancing
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The Most Important Things I Learned About Myself, I Learned Through Freelancing

I never expected to become a freelance writer. Yet, 14 years, an MSc, two kids, and a failed marriage later, here I am. I have built a successful freelance writing business that has allowed me to have the freedom to structure my work schedule the way I want, work from where I want, and be there for my kids as they grew up. I was home for them before and after school. I went on all their field trips. I volunteered at their school all the time. Now, they’re in high school, my oldest set to graduate this year, and I am turning my focus more and more on myself and what I want the second half of my life to be. I don’t like the term “midlife crisis.” That makes this time in life sound horrifying, a time when I have so much to look forward to and so many ambitions. But first, let’s go b...
How to Be a Strong Business Woman
Women in Business

How to Be a Strong Business Woman

Starting your own business is not for the faint-hearted, whether you are male or female as any new startup will only learn by their mistakes. A new business or project starts with an idea that seeds from a business plan into a fully grown enterprise. However, these things do not happen overnight.  Launching a new startup needs logical details and a strategic plan of action to make money and be a success. This is where you need to sit down and focus on your business plan right from the start. Having a clear business plan will ensure you can multi-task as well as be proactive in your business. Taking into consideration your current lifestyle, personal circumstances and financial standing are the foundations of a positive business plan. Working out where you will work, the hours of busi...
Why the rich get richer
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Why the rich get richer

Money money money money, money Hopefully, you can understand the song I’m trying to sing about money because baby, do I have a whole article for you today. The other day, I started to wonder how I went from having money to squander to saving every penny within one year. Many work with average persons and average salaries and only dream of going on a luxury vacation spending $10k here and there and everywhere without feeling not even an ounce of guilt. Raise your hand if you are one of those persons.  Raises hand. Man, am I going to burst your bubble today. Let me let you on to a little secret they have been hiding from you. Rich people don’t do that! Rich folks never spend a dime without seeing where the money went or if it will re...
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Failure is apart of success

Oh, lort! Isn't it Saturday yet?  Wait… What am I saying? I need to quit thinking like this and think of it this way, it’s a new day to try something new. Sounds better, right? There I was scrolling through Instagram, minding my own business and bucked up on a post that said: “When a child is learning to walk and falls 50 times, they never think to themselves, “Maybe this isn’t for me.” I thought about it for the longest while and decided the best thing for me to do is write about it. I have been learning about myself over the past two years and I was finally able to announce to my mother what I want to be at the age of 21. Can you believe that? On a side note, I was unable to answer that question all my life. I have been dabbling in things that made me money...